Causes Of Stress
- Handling from chick to laying shed
- Unbalanced / poor diet
- Proteins not giving the correct amino acid levels
- Poor housing / vermin
- Lighting patterns / strong sunlight
- Water quality - would you drink it?
- Genetics (parents / grandparents)
- Overhead cables, transformers, electrical installations
- Geopathic stress, underground water courses
- Poisons / Toxins
- Parasites / illness
- Slow coming to lay
- Under weight
- Feather pecking
- Feather loss
- Pale eggs
- Marked eggs
- Misshaped eggs
- Soft shelled eggs
- Loss of profit
- Lowered immune system
Stress - Effects On Egg Quality
The eggshell is essentially the packaging for the egg. The egg takes 20-24 hours to be laid. During the development stage it is critical that the birds are free from stress otherwise defects such as shell markings, discoloration and blemishes appear, making the egg a financial loss. The type of stress, timing and the duration of the problem can all effect the severity of the problem. Keep stress levels to a minimum for laying hens to cut down on seconds which will of course effect your profit.
Stress can be a major factor in reducing production. It can be induced by many factors including transportation, handling, noise, food composition i.e. old/stale component parts of the feed (mould etc), mites & even low grade water. A good rule when it comes to water is ask yourself, could you, & would you drink it? If not it is time to upgrade the source.
For stress we recommend our Avian Stress Relief Remedy. Just a small amount in the water can avoid upsetting your poultry when moving or handling them.
Avian Stress Relief
Stress can be a major factor in reducing production. It can be induced by many factors including transportation, handling, noise, food composition, weather, parasites and even low grade water.
Using this product in the run up to depletion can help keep your turkeys calm and stress free.