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Effect of Heat Stress on Laying Hen Performance

더위 스트레스가 산란계의 생산성에 미치는 영향

  • Oh, Kwon-Young (Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Academy of Agricultural Science) ;
  • Ryu, Byeong-Gi (Department of Agricultural Engineering, National Academy of Agricultural Science) ;
  • Chang, Dong-Il (Department of Bio-Industrial and Machinery, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Chang, Hong-Hee (Department of Animal Science.Institute of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Kwon, Sun-Hong (Department of Bio-Industrial Machinery, Pusan National University) ;
  • Park, Sang-Hyuk (Yong-In Songdam College) ;
  • Lee, Seung-Joo (Department of Bio-Industrial and Machinery, Chungnam National University) ;
  • So, Jae-Kwang (Department of Bio-Industrial and Machinery, Chungnam National University)
  • 오권영 (국립농업과학원 농업공학부) ;
  • 유병기 (국립농업과학원 농업공학부) ;
  • 장동일 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학) ;
  • 장홍희 (경상대학교 축산학전공.농업생명과학연구원) ;
  • 권순홍 (부산대학교 바이오산업기계공학과) ;
  • 박상혁 (용인송담대학) ;
  • 이승주 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학) ;
  • 소재광 (충남대학교 농업생명과학대학)
  • Published : 2008.12.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effect of heat stress on laying hen performance during summer. A total of 180 Hyline-brown layers, 98 days of age, were housed in a enclosed house. The daily maximum temperature in the house was ranged $26{\sim}36^{\circ}C$. The egg production was markedly fallen than other days when daily maximum temperature in the layer house became more than $33^{\circ}C$. As water intake and feed intake increased to $490\;mL\;bird^{-1}\;day^{-1}$ and $240\;g\;bird^{-1}\;day^{-1}$, the egg production soared. But it was hardly increased more than them. Based on these results, layer house roof should be amply insulated to improve the egg production of layers. If not insulated, the shade curtain should be installed above roof and cool water sprayed before and after 2 p.m. And layers should be provided cool drinking water of about $15^{\circ}C$ in the day time.

Keywords

laying hen;heat stress;daily maximum temperature;feed intake;water intake

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