7 aspects of chicken transfer in broiler cages

What should we pay attention to in the process of raising chickens in broiler cages if the broilers are transferred?

The collision of broiler flock transfer will cause chicken injury and economic loss. Therefore, we should do the following four things during the flock transfer process to prevent chicken bumps.

  • Pre-transfer feeding

  • Weather and temperature at the time of herd transfer

  • Calming after herd transfer

1.Feed the flock 5 to 6 hours before the transfer to avoid overfeeding chickens during the transfer, causing greater stress. You can first withdraw all the food troughs from the chicken coop, continue to supply drinking water, and then withdraw the water dispenser from the coop before catching the chickens.
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2. In order to reduce the flock commotion, in the dark time to catch chickens loaded cage, to catch chickens, first turn off 60% of the lights in the brooding brooder (can use red or blue lights to reduce the sensitivity of chicken vision), so that the light intensity becomes dark, the chickens are quiet and easy to catch.

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3.Before the transfer of the flock, farmers should pay attention to set the temperature of the coop to be transferred, the general requirement to transfer the temperature of the coop should be the same as the temperature of the broiler coop, so as to avoid the temperature difference between the two coops is too large, affecting the healthy growth of broiler chickens, but also to reduce stress, but also to prevent chickens from entering the coop temperature is too low to catch a cold, later farmers in the temperature slowly reduced to normal room temperature can be.

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4.Pay attention to the weather of the herd transfer. Farmers in the time of flock transfer, the weather should generally be clear and windless, the time of the flock transfer should be selected in the evening when the lights are out, and then do not turn on the lights with flashlight lighting.

Note that the action should be light to avoid causing stress to the chickens.

5.Before transferring broilers to the new coop, farmers should pay attention to set how many broilers to be raised inside each broiler cage, and then set how many drinking troughs and feed troughs to be inside each broiler cage according to the number of broilers, with adequate equipment and proper spacing of water and feed levels.


6.When transferring the flock, put the chickens inside the new house first, and then put them near the door afterwards. This is because broiler chickens do not like to move around and live wherever they are put, so if you put them by the door first, it will cause difficulties in transferring chickens, and it will easily cause uneven density in the coop and affect growth.

 7.In order to better prevent the occurrence of stress, 3 days before and after the flock transfer, it is recommended that farmers can choose to add multivitamins to the drinking water or feed, which can reduce the stress brought by the flock transfer and ensure the health of broilers.


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Post time: Mar-01-2023

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