Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Breaking Hen's Broody Behavior Means Profit

When a native hen goes broody, it does not lay eggs. Hence the longer the broody period––which could extend to about one-and-a-half months if the hen is allowed to hatch her eggs and raise her chicks––the fewer the eggs produced and the lesser the income.

Broodiness is that nesting behavior among hens, indicating readiness to incubate and hatch their eggs. This is a natural behavior after they have laid a clutch of 10–12 eggs. If egg production is the aim, then breaking broodiness is a must.

By adopting the following simple indigenous technique of breaking broodiness, raisers can effectively shorten the native hens’ broody period

Bathe the hens in cold water as soon as natural incubation is completed and the chicks are separated from them. 2. Keep the hens in well-lighted cages or pens and fed ad libitum (free-feeding without restriction) with high-protein poultry ration until the broody behavior is no longer observed.

Breaking the hen’s broody behavior is normally achieved in four–seven days. After which, the hen is let loose on range again to start laying its succeeding clutch of eggs.

Hens subjected to this treatment lay the succeeding clutch of eggs one to two weeks after the treatment or two to three weeks earlier than those not subjected to the said treatment. (Synan S. Baguio, S&T Media Service)

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AGRI-INFO/AUGUST 22, 2006


TITLE: BREAK HEN’S BROODY BEHAVIOR TO INCREASE EGG PRODUCTION


ALAM BA NINYO KUNG PAANO MATIYAK NA DUMAMI ANG PRODUKSIYON NG ITLOG NG ISANG INAHING MANOK?

KAILANGAN LAMANG NA IWASAN NA ANG MGA INAHING MANOK AY MAGLIMLIM NG MAGLIMLIM O YUNG TINATAWAG NA BROODY BEHAVIOR.

ANG BROODY BEHAVIOR NG MGA INAHING MANOK AY MAAARING UMABOT NG ISA AT KALAHATING BUWAN LALU NA KAPAG ITO AY PINAYAGAN NA PAPISAAN ANG MGA ITLOG AT MAG-ALAGA NG KANYANG MGA SISIW.

NGUNIT, ANG KOKONTING ITLOG AY NANGANGAHULUGAN NAMAN NG MAS MABABANG KITA.

KAILANGANG MAG-DESISYON KUNG ANO NGA BA ANG LAYUNIN NG PAG-AALAGA NG INAHING MANOK KUNG ITO NGA BA AY PARA SA PAGPAPALAKI NG SISIW O PANGINGITLOG LAMANG.

ANG ISANG INAHING MANOK AY NAGSIMULA NANG MAGLIMLIM KAPAG NAKAPANGITLOG NA ITO NG 10 HANGGANG 12, AT KAILANGANG MAPUTOL ANG BROODY BEHAVIOR NITO KUNG ANG TARGET TALAGA AY EGG PRODUCTION.

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