Winter Season and the Problem of Cold in Chickens

Interesting Fact: The winter season is another important season for managing chicken farming. Normally, female chickens use up to 75% of the daily energy they receive for maintaining temperature and normal body functions. When the ambient temperature drops, chickens require more energy. If chickens do not receive enough energy, their growth and reproductive systems will be compromised, leading to a lower immune system. Therefore, the winter season is a time when chickens are more susceptible to illness. Common diseases during this time include New Castle disease, Infectious bronchitis, Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD), and Infectious coryza, all of which affect the respiratory system. Chickens often exhibit signs of illness, such as sneezing.
Prevention: To prevent these problems, it is necessary to ensure that the chicken house maintains a suitable temperature for the chickens’ needs at each stage of their growth and remains consistent throughout the house. Adjust the quantity or formula of the feed appropriately and implement a comprehensive biosecurity system to prevent disease outbreaks. Additionally, using essential oils can help reduce the occurrence of sneezing. Products like ZETTA MINT or ZETTATUSSIN, which contain eucalyptus oil extracts, not only help reduce symptoms of colds in chickens but also alleviate inflammation caused by vaccine allergies and ammonia in the house. This makes them an effective option for managing chickens in the winter season.






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