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How to management yout laying hen house in Autumn


Autumn weather gradually cools, sunshine time gradually shortened, large temperature difference between day and night,  At a time of spring young layer chicken egg production peak , the laying hens raised for two periods (the spring chicks of last year) will stop producing to moult, Feeding and management to ensure high and stable product of new chickens and to extend egg production time of old chickens to improve farming efficiency. In the autumn, the following integrated management measures may be considered if want to make chickens yield more eggs.


1. Adjust the chicken flocks, laying hens to choose superior and weed out  inferior .

2. Autumn is the beginning of the old chicken moulting and the time of new chicken open to product, but also a good time to adjust the chicken flocks. In order to improve the economic efficiency of raising chicken, chickens should be planned to identify and adjust ,and the low-yield laying hens should be timely  weeded out according to the physiological changes.


Identification of superior and inferior chicken as follows:
1. Comb and meat beard
Laying hen’s comb and meat beard are bright red, strong blood circulation; stop laying hen’s comb and meat beard are gradually shrinking, pale, dry, touched cold.

2. Cloaca

Layer’s cloaca is larger, oval-shaped, moist and relaxed, white; and lay-off layer’s cloaca is atrophic, wrinkled, dry, mostly yellow.

3. The pubic bone
Laying hens pubis extension of the soft, open stretch, wide 3 to 4 fingers if open crotch; laying hen pubis end is tight, close, usually only wide 2 to 3 fingers.

4. Pubic bone and keel distance
This distance can represent the size of the abdominal cavity, laying hens far away, can lay down 4 to 5 fingers; and lay-off chicken’s dietance is closer, only 2 to 3 fingers.

5. Abdomen

Laying hen’s abdomen increased,  soft and elastic; and lay-off chicken's

abdomen tight and hard, rough skin.


The beak and the legs of the laying hens becomes yellowish and white are mainly due to Egg yolk of gathering in the body of the supply of yellow pigment yolk.Therefore, the external yellow spots become yellowish or white, especially the beak and legs. Lay-off layers due to the use of small yellow pigment, mouth and legs still show yellow.


It is one of the most important characteristics to identify the production performance of laying hens. The feathers of high-yield layers are dull, dark and dry, broken and irregular, while low-yield chicken feathers are neat and lustrous. Low-yielding layer molting earlier, moulting as same time as laying, but the time of new feather

growing out will be long, high-yield layers will molte late and grow fast, when new feather grow well ,then they will continue to lay.

According to the above methods, low production, stop-laying, weight too fat or too thin, frail, bad habits, and no treatment value of laying hens should be weeded out, leaving good production performance, physical health of normal laying hens. When the new chicken start to yeild should be kept separately, and gradually transition from prenatal feeding to egg production management. General laying hens 1-2 years for the best, more than 2 years should be eliminated. If the laying hens are poor health, low egg production, should be promptly selected out of cage breeding to ensure that more than 16 hours a day to maintain the light time, appropriate feed energy fodders, to ensure timely sale.

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