Mice in poultry
Features of mice
Mice can mate and conceive at 50 days of age. Their gestation period is 20 days and an average of 10 to 12 babies are born from each delivery. Female mice can conceive 25 days after birth – after weaning. Therefore, the interval between two deliveries is 45 days. According to observations, a pair of mice reaches 650 times after 6 months, ie more than 1300. The baby mice weigh 1.5 grams. Mice live in storage for about 180 days and always weigh about 25 grams. Each rat consumes 15% of its body weight daily.
How many mice do we have in stock?
If you occasionally and seldom see mice in stock, it can be said that there are about 1000 mice in your poultry environment and if they are seen more often, they may reach 5000 in a poultry farm because most of them have a population. Hidden from your view live.
How much feed do mice waste in storage?
In addition to consuming 30 grams of food per day, each mouse also infects about 300 grams of feed inside the barn. 1000 mice consume an average of 15 tons of feed per year. If you consider the price of the purchased feed as 1600 Tomans per kilogram, mice consume more than 24 million Tomans of feed annually. But some of it may contaminate and make some unusable.
Other losses of stock mice
In addition, mice transmit many viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases such as the flu and IBV. Mice suffer other economic losses, such as damaging, scaring and killing chickens, destroying buildings, pipes and other facilities, and causing accidents such as fires, which cost much more than previously thought. .
These injuries increase when mice have access to food. When producing feed in-house, raw materials are available to mice for a long time. Using ready-made feed produced in feed mills reduces the risk of mice invading your poultry farm due to the limited time spent in storage and the ease of warehouse management if there is food in the package.