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Correct posture using a poultry nipple drinker


Large-scale breeding of chicken houses generally favors nipple drinkers. Today Jintong Farming and Animal Husband introduces the correct posture for using the nipple drinker.


1. Correct flow rate

Some people have tested the effects of high-flow water supply nipples and low-flow water supply nipples on broiler weight, feed conversion ratio and mortality under artificial heat stress conditions. The results showed that the weight of chickens fed by high-flow diets, especially those of cocks with lower-flowing diets at 45-day-old weights, was probably due to lowering the time it took the chickens to find water and reducing the number of drinking water. Save more time for feeding. The results indicate that companies that are interested in raising large chickens and used as deep-processed meat cocks should re-determine drinking water flow rates. Relative to this type of large poultry, large and heavy poultry equipment is needed to betterler the chicken's fighting behavior.


2. Keep drinking water clean

Although the nipple-type water supply system has less pollution than the open-type water supply, bacteria, minerals, dirt, and debris remain in the water pipes. High pressure flushing (15-30 psi) is the easiest and most effective method of cleaning. The total water volume will be 22-45L and the nipples will be flushed to ensure they are clean. Generally, ordinary water or light soap liquid is the best cleaning liquid. It has been shown that other chemical cleaning liquids react with electrolytes or vitamin supplements, drugs, and vaccines in the drinker, causing obstruction of the drinker and sugary substances. Particularly prone to occur, carbonates may react with additives or drugs and deactivate them. To avoid this problem, the chemical should be deactivated in the drinking water system at least 72 hours before poultry administration or before inoculation. At the beginning of the water supply system, filters should be installed to remove dirt, sediment, mineral deposits, etc., and should be removed as soon as they accumulate, otherwise the flow rate will be affected.


3. How much is the drinker?

In high-flow water supplies, the ratio of chicken volume to nipple water consumption is considered to have no significant effect on production performance over a wide range. There is a report supporting this view: the number of hens and nipples increased from 2:1 to 14:1, water and feed consumption decreased, and egg production, egg weight, and mortality did not significantly affect. The ratio of the number of chickens to the number of nipple drinkers was 10:1 and 20:1, and there was no significant difference in the weight of the hens. Low flow nipple drinkers require a lower ratio of chicken to nipple to ensure adequate water consumption for good performance.


4 adjust the height of the nipple

The height of the drinking nipple should be adjusted as needed. As a general rule, the height is adjusted every two days for the first two weeks and is adjusted once a day. The bottom of the contact plug should be placed at the level with the chick's eyes, and then the nipple should be gradually raised so that the chicken can be raised slightly to drink. The height should vary with the variety and growth rate at each stage. It is important to ensure the stability of the ground below the water supply line, as this will ensure the consistency of the height of the drinking fountain through the poultry 


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