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Techniques for raising ducklings from 1 to 56 days old effectively

Techniques for raising ducklings from 1 to 56 days old effectively

Raising ducklings

Duck farming It seems that it is no longer strange to farmers when today, the price of duck meat in the market is getting higher and higher and is popular with everyone. However, how to raise ducks to be effective, especially for ducklings that have just been born, needing many special care procedures, is not an easy thing. That is why Agri dedicated this article to farmers.

Standard bpoop duck house

farmer and ducks
Duck cage

7 days before raising ducks, the barn, cage floor, net wall should be cleaned, whitewashed floor and walls 0.8-1m high.

– After the lime dries, put shavings, sawdust or dry rice husk, chopped straw, dry clean into the barn as a filler. Pay attention to disinfecting with Formalin and potassium permanganate.

– Wash duck feeders and drinkers clean and then soak them in 0.3-0.4% formalin solution. Let dry before use.

– The minimum thickness of the duck house filler is 10 cm.

– Duck cages must be cool, well-lit, and free of drafts.

– The duck house needs to be warmed up before putting the ducklings in.

Duck house temperature

– To ensure healthy duck raising, the house temperature should be:

+ From 1-3 days old: 28-32 degrees Celsius.

+ From the 4th day onwards, every day reduce 10 degrees C.

The temperature of the duck house is measured at the height above the duck’s head. Places without electricity need to prepare lights, hot water, rice husk stoves, coal stoves but must limit CO2 to heat the ducklings.

Air humidity

The most suitable humidity for raising ducklings is 60-70%. In the rainy season, the humidity in the air is very high 80-90%, sometimes up to 100%. High humidity, wet coop, easy to cause ducklings to be infected with very dangerous diseases. Therefore, the density of ducklings/m2 of the barn floor should be lowered, turned and added with dry litter daily to keep the ducks’ feet warm and free of feathers.

Lighting mode

– In the 1st to 2nd week, it is necessary to have enough lighting for 24/24 hours, then reduce it to 18/24 hours.

Duck house with reasonable light mode

– The appropriate light intensity for duck farming during this period is:

+ 1–10 days old 3w/m2 (use 1 75W electric bulb for 25 m2 barn).

+ 11-56 days old, use 1 75W electric bulb for 25 m2 at night. During the day use natural light.

In places without electricity, it is necessary to use kerosene lamps to light up to ensure enough light to help ducks walk, eat and drink normally.

Provide drinking water

Drinking water for ducks must be clean. Ducks are waterfowl that need a lot of water to drink. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly give water to ducks day and night. At the first week of age, do not give the ducklings water that is too cold.

Demand for drinking water:

1-7 days old: 120 ml/head/day

8-14 days old: 250 ml/head/day

15 – 21 days old: 350 ml/head/day

22 – 56 days old: 500 ml/head/day

Food and nourishment

The farmer feeds the ducks
Proper nutrition helps ducks grow well

Nutritional requirements/kg of feed of ducks from 1 to 56 days old are divided into 2 stages:

– Stage 1 – 21 days old: broken rice, stewed rice or pureed corn is the food of 1-day-old ducklings. By the third day, the diet for ducks must ensure that they contain enough nutrients for the duck to grow and develop well.

Ducks from 3 to 21 days old should use industrial feed. In areas where there is no way to use industrial feed, it can be replaced with concentrated feed mixed with locally available natural food, but still must ensure: Raw protein: 20–22 %; Metabolized energy: 2,800– 2,900 kcal.

– Stage 22-56 days old:

Crude Protein: 19–20 %

Metabolized energy: 2,800– 2,900 kcal

From 22 to 56 days, the feed kept the same amount of 74g/head/day. In addition to ensuring energy and protein sources in the diet, care should be taken not to use moldy and rancid feed to avoid contamination of ducks with toxins.

The ingredients for duck feed can be mentioned as: Rice, light fish meal, shrimp head, soybean, soybean meal, vitamin premix, mineral premix, rice bran, crab, snail…

Peanut meal should not be used in diets for ducks. For maize, no more than 20% kernels should be used in the diet.

– Technique for feeding ducks:

Before feeding ducks, it is necessary to clean the trough, sweep away the leftovers, stink, rot and mold.

Feed ducks several times a day to avoid spillage, rancidity.

Separate the small ducks for separate feeding.

Check out the ducks

The state of a duck flock allows us to assess its health:

– Ducks are evenly dispersed throughout the coop, showing that the ducks are healthy, comfortable, and the cage space is satisfactory.

– The ducklings piled up because of the cold, the house temperature is low.

– Duckling lying with its beak open, raising its wings is because the temperature of the cage is too high.

– Ducks that do not play or are located in a certain area are subject to drafts.

– Ducks are sticky due to wet coop, poor feeding regime.

Daily health check of ducks:

– It is necessary to immediately remove the sick ducks from the flock.

– When the ducks are anorexic, anorexic, change in feces, they must quickly report to the veterinarian for handling.

With the techniques that Agri shared above, hopefully raising ducklings will no longer be a concern of the people but become one of the simple but effective ways to increase income for everyone.

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