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Hazards of dust in chicken coops and how to deal with them


The hazards of dust in the chicken house:

1. The carrier of disease transmission
The dust in the air of the chicken house can irritate the respiratory tract and cause inflammation, and a large number of pathogenic microorganisms are attached to the dust. Therefore, the dust is the carrier of spreading the disease. The continuous inhalation of dust in the respiratory tract can continuously send pathogenic microorganisms to the inflamed site, which is one of the main environmental causes of immune and drug failure.
The concentration of total suspended particulate matter in poultry farms is 30 times the limit value of the national standard, and the high-concentration dust environment will directly lead to the death of chicks due to dust trachea obstruction. Studies have shown that influenza viruses can remain active for weeks to months with the help of dust. The Marek virus can survive on dust for up to 44 days.
2. The microorganisms attached to the dust can decompose organic matter to produce odor
A large number of microorganisms are attached to the dust in the chicken house, which can continuously decompose the organic matter in the dust to produce odor. The continuous action of these harmful gases will cause damage to the respiratory system of the chickens and reduce the resistance to epidemic diseases. Another major environmental cause of immunization and medication failure.
3. Absorb volatile odor
The dust in the air of the chicken house absorbs volatile odors such as unsaturated aldehydes and skatole produced by the decomposition of feces. Therefore, the dust in the chicken house can damage the health of the chicken body, which is a boosting factor for the development of the epidemic situation in the chicken farm.

How to dust the chicken coop

1. Increase the humidity in the house and reduce dust
By spraying water or combining the disinfection of the chicken house, the atomized water will adhere to the dust and form particles with a larger specific gravity to accelerate the sedimentation. Depending on the spraying speed, the dust concentration can be reduced by about 60% to 80%, but there are also disadvantages such as increasing the humidity in the house and difficult to remove the settled dust.
2. Feed to increase vegetable oil to reduce dust
The amount of dust produced by the use of powdered feed is significantly higher than that of pelleted feed, and the amount of dust produced by the use of corn-based feed is smaller than that of wheat or barley-based feed. Studies by Takain et al. have shown that adding 5‰ of vegetable oil to the feed can significantly reduce the dust concentration by 35% to 60% at the breeding site.
3. Control the litter
When using litter, the use of sawdust is smaller than the dust generated by straw, rice husk, etc., and before the litter is used, increasing the air humidity can also reduce the dust well. In addition, the thickness of the litter can also be appropriately increased, which can also reduce the release of dust.
4. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust
Under cage conditions, the breeder uses a vacuum cleaner to clean the dust on the ground, equipment, and chicken cages every day, but the action should be as light as possible to avoid being frightened.
5. Reduce stocking density
By reducing the stocking density, the amount of feed, chicken excrement, and chicken activity can be reduced, thereby reducing the concentration of dust.

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