These are pests and rodents you need to keep off your farm

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Pests and Rodents in poultry farming

Pest and rodents are agents that transmit diseases to poultry birds, this pest and rodents include houseflies, mosquitoes, rats, wildcats, and snakes, these pests and rodents most times kills your birds instantly even without any diagnoses of any disease.

These are pests and rodents you need to keep off your farm

List of pests and rodents

Snakes

Snakes are viral bird’s killer, if snakes continue to attack your farm, your birds will continue to die because sometimes it swallows their egg, small snakes are eligible to bite birds without swallowing their egg and they’ll die without any diagnoses of any diseases However, its extremely good you eliminate all pests and rodents in your farm.

The main thing that brings in snakes to your farm is dirtiness, snake as a reptile is a smart animal, snakes hate noise, they will not come when you are in your farm but would come mostly during the midnight sections, they always like conducive and cool areas, it’s a good practice you don’t pack empty containers, used bags of feed, loads of different kinds in your farm because they will come to live there and multiply their infant ones.

Secondly, they will operate during the night sections and will cause mortality to your farm. Reading this post on These are Questions and Answers about poultry diseases, treatments, prevention on poultry management will teach you  on how to kill snakes in poultry farming . 

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Housefly

Housefly transmits pathogens that cause fowl typhoid, fowl cholera, and many other intestinal diseases, if the housefly continues to perch on your flock’s foods, they will mostly contact an intestinal disease which mostly causes mortality in poultry farming development. It’s a bad practice to allow thousands of houseflies invade to your flock home, houseflies spread deadly parasites and will contaminate your flock’s food with a parasitic organism which would cause a disease outbreak. Allowing pests and rodents in farm to multiply their infant ones will cause a dangerous outbreak if not eliminated.

They things that bring in houseflies to your farm include decayed fowl poop, dead fowls, unwashed feeding equipment, and local hen e.t.c

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 Note: Normally houseflies do attack poultry farms but it’s a good practice to control the widespread of its existence.

These are pests and rodents you need to keep off your farm

Rats

Rat’s cause’s coccidiosis in birds and coccidiosis in birds secondly occurs if your flock feed got contaminated by rats, it’s a good practice you kill rats that attack your farm to be coccidiosis safe. Coccidiosis is a natural disease in birds primarily, your bird having coccidiosis does not mean rat have contaminated their food rather some other factors can still expose your birds to coccidiosis outbreak such as contaminated water, and change of feed. sometimes, feed changes causes coccidiosis in birds but the fact of avoiding rats is because it increases coccidiosis existence in animal husbandry. Do not waste time to eliminate all pests and rodents in your animal husbandry business.

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How to kill some pests and rodents

Setting rat’s traps are intrinsically ways you can eliminate rats in your farm, I usually advise farmers to use a week before bird’s arrival to kill / poison rats in their farming environment to make sure every rat is eliminated from their farming premises.

Note: Don’t allow rats to come into your brooding house. rats kill infant chickens with their teeth on a single bite.

Soldier ant

Soldier ants may kill a million fowl in 1hour if they are extreme, it’s good to make sure soldier ants don’t invade close to your poultry farm.

many agents that bring in soldier ant in poultry, they are; dirty environment, uncleared bushes, compost manure, dead fowls, and many more. you can read about my recent post on List of animals that infect poultry birds with Salmonella disease In that post, you will learn more about how different wild and domestic animals infect poultry birds with diseases, its highly advisable you don’t allow these pests and rodents into your farm.   

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Wildcats

Wildcats are very smart, they destroy flocks of farmers, a wildcat perch on fowl and tear them apart without eating them.

Get rid of a wild cat by setting traps, securing your poultry farm fences with electric wire in a way to get rid of wildcats and other pests and rodents.

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