Discussion created on 03/10/2012

Vent pecking in poultry

Forum: Vent pecking in Broilers

Vent pecking is seen in 30 day old broiler birds in the farm refer as Cannibalism. Cannibalistic behavior performed by poultry is the pecking, tearing and consuming of skin, tissues, the case i met with birds have started pecking cloaca l region in some case intestine it is to harsh that intestinal loop drop outside through wound. However, this problem has been a consistent problem in layers but can also be encountered in broilers as i do. The I.B.D has been ruled out by P.M examination here and the bird are medicated with a salt solution as Cannibalism has been linked to deficiencies in protein, sodium and phosphorus, with increase in number of drinkers and feeders also supplied with Vit C as a stress reliever as the high temperature might be a cause of problem.

Please throw light on this topic so that it is efficiently deal with.

Dr. Rahul Hardas
Veterinary Doctor
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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
September 28, 2020
As i have already mentioned to avoid over crowding is possible way to reduce vent pecking
Bird which has been pecked should be isolated immediately and given suggested treatment
Follow what ever i have said before
Regards
Drchandra
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October 6, 2020
Sushil Chandra please explained hatchery sanitation if you have to know?
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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
September 29, 2020
I have already shared my experience and views
In addition if it is climate control shed , one can shift 50% birds to other shed to reduce over crowding
Check salt content in feed
During brooding period from 1 to 4 week
Brooder house lights are on during night
Regards
Dr chandra
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October 6, 2020
Sir I hope the formulation of feed imbalance of protin& salt ,.
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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
October 6, 2020

Sir i am not the right person to advise on hatchery sanitation.
Regards.

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Narayan Banik Narayan Banik
M sc in tropical vet science
October 13, 2020
Vent picking may due more light intensity during brooding period.
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Zahed Abbasi Zahed Abbasi
VETRINARIAN
December 24, 2020
Hi to all:
For vent pecking control in broiler or layer have to note :
1- Enough NA in feed , it cannot be sufficient only by adding salt to feed, must use another source to supply the NA like sodium bicarbonate.if you want to use salt only the amont of CL will be very highier than bird reguirement and disrupts the DEB .
2- Amino acids not only must supply the requirment of bird but also must be in balance in relation to LYSINE .
3- LIGHT intensity be as recommended by breeder company .
4- Crowding means feed and water space to eating and drinking .if this spaces is not enough there will be stress and and the bird copmete
each other and start to pecking and the other bird learn pecking .
5- Right distribution of mash feed : if not selective feeding will occure some eat coarse one and some fine ones and deficiency of nutrient will occur and there after pecking will start and in continue it be a behavior in house .


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Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra
Master in Poultry Nutrition 1975
December 24, 2020

i continue to maintain what I said before
vent pecking most of the time is one of voices (bad habit) of the birds
it should taken care as told before

regards

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Talaat Mostafa  El-Sheikh Talaat Mostafa El-Sheikh
T. M. El-Sheikh Prof. Dr. of Poultry Production, Head of Animal & Poultry Prod. Dept.
December 24, 2020
Chicck house temperature, stocking density and crud protein %
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Emad Elgazzar Emad Elgazzar
MASTER and PHD degree in microbiology
December 29, 2020
All causes which our college said is right beside we must notice any cause of stress due to bad management such as heat or temperature -noise
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December 31, 2020
First :you check the stocking density of the bird in your poultry house
Second : You check the salt content of your poultry feed
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Emad Elgazzar Emad Elgazzar
MASTER and PHD degree in microbiology
January 2, 2021
IPPM Thank you so much that.s right 100%
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