Now with high-density breeding, chicken coops and breeding equipment are becoming more advanced. For example, ventilation equipment: fans, hot blast stoves, warm air bags, side windows, skylights, ventilation pipes, wet curtains, including windshields for brooding.
So, why ventilate?
Chickens have more than twice the oxygen demand of mammals and emit large amounts of carbon dioxide. As the chicken grows larger, the feed intake increases, and the dust produced by the feed increases, plus the ammonia gas produced by excrement, moisture, the fluff removed, the exhaust gas generated during heating, etc., can it not be ventilated?
Chickens have air sacs, which communicate with the outside world and are distributed around the internal organs of the body, similar to the heart and liver. This structure will not cause any inconvenience to the chickens in a clean wild environment because of the good air quality.
However, for intensive chicken farming, airbags have become the basis for respiratory diseases. A large number of pathogenic microorganisms invade the body and settle in airbags. In the case of good physical fitness and strong disease resistance, they will generally not cause serious harm. Changes, immunity, group transfer, beak cutting, and other stresses or other diseases exist.
External pathogenic microorganisms can easily invade the body and cause chicken disease, and often have poor ventilation, tissue hypoxia, decreased heart and lung functions, and insufficient blood oxygen. , The body is in a pathological state and cannot produce a good immune response to immunity. Therefore, the ventilation of chickens is necessary and necessary.
What are the benefits of ventilation?
First of all
Ventilating the chicken house can provide sufficient circulating air to meet the oxygen demand of the chicken house.
To raise chickens in a chicken house, it is necessary to ensure that the temperature in the house is balanced to ensure the temperature required for normal growth and development of the chicken. Therefore, ventilation can also play a role in regulating the temperature in the house. Creating a comfortable environment for chickens can improve the utilization rate of feed for chickens.
Ventilation of the chicken house can also stabilize the temperature, humidity, etc. in the chicken house, ensure the relative stability of the environment in the chicken house, and prevent environmental fluctuations in the chicken house due to natural climate changes.
Ventilating the chicken house can also exhaust dust and moisture in the chicken house, reduce the content of harmful gases in the chicken house, and prevent excessive harmful gases in the chicken house from affecting the growth and development of chickens.
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