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Techniques for Raising Chicks Faster – Less Disease

Poultry raising is a popular profession in rural areas, in order to have a good flock of chickens, the care at the chick stage has a great influence. Here is the summary Chicken raising techniques simple at home but bring high economic efficiency.

  1. Choose varieties

When choosing breeding chickens, only choose healthy, agile, high uniformity, no deformity, glossy skin membrane …

When choosing chicks, you should only choose healthy, uniform chickens
When choosing chicks, you should only choose healthy, uniform chickens
  1. Preparing equipment for raising chicks

Cage or incubator for chicks: if there is an incubator available, use it, but if you have to renew it, you can refer to the following ways that are both economical and quality enough to incubate chicks, using a cork sheet to form a circle or square Depending on the terrain, the area of ​​​​the square is: 2m x 1m and about 0.5m high enough to feed 100 animals. The floor of the barn is covered with rice husks and 5cm thick sawdust as a base for the chickens to live in. It is advisable to arrange the coop at the windward end, away from the adult chicken coop. Clean, disinfect and empty the cage at least 2 weeks before raising the new batch.

In the brooding house, there must be an incandescent lamp that is used to both heat the chickens and also for lighting, using a lamp with a capacity of 60-100W, hanging 30-40cm from the floor of the coop depending on how the chicken coop is made.

In the brooding house, there must be a light bulb to keep warm
In the brooding house, there must be a light bulb to keep warm
  1. Prepare food and drink for chicks

Use specialized food for brooding chicks such as synthetic bran for storks, use clean water and feeders or water troughs are disinfected and dried before use.

  1. How to take care

Right after hatching one day, you have to drink water first, mix in water 5g glucose + 1g vitamin C/1 liter of drinking water, after 2 hours you can start eating. Feed the chickens freely to stimulate the chickens to eat more and eat all the amount during the day, the first week: 5-6 times/day, then reduce to 3-4 times/day. Only pour the right amount of food to ensure that the chicks eat it all, do not pour too much, causing spillage on the floor of the coop, creating conditions for bacteria and mold to grow.

Make sure the temperature of the brooder is stable from time to time, to check if the temperature is stable, you should observe the chicks, if you concentrate near the heat source, the chickens will be cold. If the chickens are far away from the heat source, they are in a state of confusion, thirst, and the chicken is overheated, the temperature must be reduced. Chickens huddled to one side are drafted, need to cover the direction of the wind. When the chickens disperse evenly and operate normally, it is fine.

To avoid disease outbreaks, the humidity of the coop must be from 60-75% so that the water vapor in the manure flies quickly, so the manure is dry, and the chickens are healthy.

The first week should be completely lit, do not turn off the lights, after that week reduce the lighting time by one hour per week until the lighting temperature is 12 hours a day, then it will remain stable.

The time to light the lights in the brooder house in the 2nd week can be reduced by 1 hour/day
The time to light the lights in the brooder house in the 2nd week can be reduced by 1 hour/day
  1. Disease prevention process for chickens

– Sterilize all equipment when raising and drying

– Give antibiotics for typhoid, CRD, umbilicus and E.coli in the first 3 days.

– If the chicks are exposed to the umbilical cord, disinfect with 0.5% iodine alcohol or 1% blue methylene solution.

Above is the information Agrisearch wants to send to you about chicken raising techniques. You can save the content of this article to apply when needed. I wish you success with this method of raising chicks.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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