Brooder Guards and It’s Uses in Poultry Farming

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

Brooder guards are very useful during the first few weeks of chicks in the brooder house because they help to confine the chicks to the source of heat, food and water. With this in place, every chick in the house can have access to the food and water without strain and chicks would not over-crowd themselves. If you ask any poultry farmer. He will tell you one of the most critical stages in poultry farming is those few weeks during brooding. From day-old e.g 1-14 days, because that is the…

Read More

Thermometer and it’s Uses in Poultry Farming

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

The use of Thermometer is very essential for the regulation of heat for the chicks. The temperature required is measured at the edge of brooder box while bulbs are placed lower at the level of chicks back. However, the temperature should not exceed 35ºc during the first and second weeks respectively. It is save to continue heating until the sixth week and heating should be put off when the day is hot. Chickens are homeotherm, which means that within limits, they can regulate their own body temperature, much as mammals…

Read More