Broiler Chicken Production: 10 Things to take Note as a Farmer




The finisher stage of broiler chicken production.
Most importantly I have to inform you that, this stage could start between the age of 4 to 5 weeks of your chickens. Before I continue
I understand how busy your schedules could be and for that reason I won’t be taking much of your time to read long epistle, this information I’m about to give is very important for every broiler producers, please read it, understand it, digest it and try to practice so we can stop hearing about the ugly part of this business!

I have summarized. this massage /guide into 10 points πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Guide number 1: Don’t switch to finisher feed on a sudden, but on a gradual process by mixing finisher feed with starter feed on the ratio of 2:1

2: Provide them with enough space for balancing and also enough air flow or ventilation

3: provide water ad-libitum I mean always! please don’t ration water at this stage.

4: Feed less in the afternoon or don’t feed atal in hot weather condition to avoid heat stress and SDS (SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME)
Raise there feeder and drinker don’t let them fed lying on the floor….

5: Always watch out for poultry diseases and infections by observing their dropping and their response at your visit.
The major disease to watch out for at this stage includes Newcastle, Coccidiosis, CRD, Coryza, fowl typhoid, pox and Gumboro
Please know there symptoms and possible treatment and management! Try to prevent most of them with vaccines the outbreak could be deadly if not noticed on time


6: You may need to boast their growth through organic or synthetic means by any of the following! Deworming, or use of digestion enhancer.

7: Always maintain strict bio security don’t keep local fowl with broiler together in a pen, local fowl are disease carriers of which they are resistant to..
Don’t allow movement of other farmers into your pen.

8: Avoid over crowding of birds increase there space as they grow.

9: To avoid parasitic and bacterial infection, and also excessive heat, always change your litter material and don’t let them get wet.
Use rice offal or wood shaving for your bedding but please don’t use dust. I beg you πŸ™

10: Incase you lack space or have less air flow, you can dip your birds in cool water πŸ’§ during extreme hot weather condition!..

I will stop here for today! all the point made has there implications ask questions if you are confused but I think its simple and clear for understanding?
Still you favorite πŸ• Animal scientist @Samson paul Sp. Please how many of you want the part 3 of this course?
I mean #The_disease_identification_management_and_treatment!?
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