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Anping County Wennian Wire Mesh Products Co., Ltd. offers a wide range of plastic netting and solutions across multiple industries and detailed applications.

Plastic Netting for Chickens Raising on the Orchard

Fencing up the orchard with plastic netting and raising chickens can not only save feed and eliminate the pests of fruit trees, but also use chicken manure to grow fruit trees and cultivate soil fertility. Thus, it is an advanced technology worth of promotion. According to the test, fence up the orchard with plastic netting and raise chickens for 4 months, and then each chicken can make a profit of 4–6 yuan on average. It has better economic benefits.

The orchard is fenced up with plastic netting to raise chickens.

PNO-01: Fencing up the orchard with plastic netting and raising chickens is an effective way to increase the income of farmers.

Chickens are raised in the orchard full of fruit trees.

PNO-02: Fencing up the orchard with plastic mesh and raising chickens can use chicken manure to grow fruit trees and cultivate soil fertility.

Fence up and raise chickens

  • Fence up: Set a 4-acre orchard as a breeding unit and adopt a 2-meter-wide plastic net to fence up. As choosing a plastic netting, its mesh is the smaller the better. When fencing the orchard, both the bottom and the top of plastic nets should be fixed to prevent chickens scurrying.
  • Selection of varieties: The local improved free-range chicken is preferred.
  • Stocking density: It is advisable to raise 300 chickens per acre. When the density is too large, a lot of feed will need to be supplemented, which leads to cost increase and profit decrease.
  • Notes in feeding and management:
    • After a month of brooding and when the daily average temperature reaches 15 degrees centigrade, chicks can be stocked. Pay attention to the situation that it may be difficult for chicks to adapt to the changing environment.
    • A simple shed must be took and there are roosts set in the shed to let the chickens rest on them.
    • When stocking, the chicken should be trained, so that the chicken can obey the signal.
    • When grazing, take the rotational grazing as the main mode.
    • Rodent control should be carried out to prevent the rodents from attacking the young chickens.
    • When stocking, each chicken adds about 50 grams of full value cooperated feed. Make a combination of stocking with supplementary feeding.

Disease control of chickens

  • 1-day old: Subcutaneous injection of Marek vaccine in the neck.
  • 7-day old: Attenuated vaccine in eyes and nasals, subcutaneous injection of inactivated vaccine 0.3 ml.
  • 14-day old: IBD LaSota live vaccine, double dose water.
  • 21-day old: Freeze dried vaccine, double dose water.
  • 28-day old: IBD Moderate-virulent Vaccine, double dose water.
  • 30-day old: Polyvalent oil emulsion inactivated vaccine for avian influenza, neck skin injection.

Economic benefits

Fencing up the orchard with plastic netting and raising chickens can make the chicken manure fertilizer the soil to promote the growth of fruit trees and realize the ecological virtuous cycle of forest. It is an effective way to increase the income of farmers. When stocking growth to 1.5 kilograms, chickens are sold. Because of good color, aroma and taste, they are very popular with consumers. Its current price on the market is 10.8 yuan per kilogram. If per acre stocking 300 chickens, the net value is 1800 yuan. Being increased physical fitness, reduced disease and in particular, reduced antibiotics and other substance abuse, free-range chickens are the ideal green meat product for consumers and has a promising market.

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