Raring chicken is becoming the most beneficial animal husbandry method, either for meat or eggs.
Chicken are reared in big numbers as the increased demand for meat and eggs in the food industry and in a way they are low-cost food items. Chickens are often raised for fresh chicken meat and they are called broilers.
If you are rearing chickens at the farm here are some tips you should know some raring to take care of chickens as well as your poultry farm;
Avoid damp bedding:
This is an important area where you have to give extra care and safeguard your chicks. Whichever bedding you may use like wood shavings, peanut shells, or rice hulls you have to keep the bedding with absolute warmness.
Especially in the monsoon or winter season, your chicks need extra care. Because there is a chance for higher humidity in monsoon/winter seasons. Make your bedding for chicks the best one because the first few weeks of your chicken need the best start.
Feeding and watering:
Your chicken has to be nurtured well. You should keep a timely feeding and watering routine to sustain health. Continuously checking air quality and water quality could help you with a better yield.
Try to give more care on litter management rather there are higher chances of getting diseases. Always keep a unique temperature inside the farm in which the chicks can survive well. The ventilation should be proper and avoid unnecessary hassles.
You have to provide timely vaccination to your chicken. Here again, you need to be more careful to avoid malnourishment and diseases. If you are unaware of the timely vaccination procedure visit a veterinary doctor who can aid you with this.
Otherwise, they may come down with flu-like seasonal diseases and could easily die. Planned vaccination can help you to fix this. If they show some disease signs immediately shift the diseased chicks from other healthy ones.
Manure & Waste management:
This is the most important part of poultry farming. Because cleanliness and disinfection are compulsory. You need to provide healthy fresh chicken and fresh eggs in the market.
Waste management should be proper and timely. Otherwise, you will not get input for your invested capital. So periodic litter disposal and change should be done.
Before that, you should choose your location for disposal and manure maintenance. Take necessary biosecurity measures for your livestock either it is egg-laying chicken or broilers.
It is always better to keep a schedule for periodic assessment of your chicken, egg collection procedure, loss and benefit.
Moreover, consult a veterinary doctor for raring help, manure disposal, feeding and watering related doubts and suggestions.