Management of Day Old Chicks (D.O.C) till 6th Week

Proper Method of Housing Chicks

The main objective in brooding chicks is to efficiently and economically provide a comfortable, healthy environment for growing birds. Temperature, air quality, humidity and light are critical factors to consider. Failure to provide the adequate environment during the brooding period will reduce profitability, resulting in reduced growth and development, poorer feed conversion, and increased disease, condemnation and mortality. 2- to 3-week-old baby chicks grow quickly and change each day. To continue giving them a strong start, keep the brooder clean and warm, offer complete starter-grower feed and fresh water. Listen…

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How to Handle the Arrival of Day Old Chicks (D.O.C)

How to Handle the Arrival of Day Old Chicks (D.O.C)

On arrival of “Day Old Chicks” (D.O.C) to your farms, they should be unloaded as quickly as possible, examine each and everyone of them carefully. Deformed chicks should be rejected and the hatchery / agent sellers are encouraged to bring along extra chicks to enable them change the rejected chicks for the customer. Chicks suspected to be sick should be culled immediately and the report of this should be made known to the hatchery/sales agent. One should also make sure that chicks are spread evenly in the brooder guards, chicks…

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