Chicks require unique care as they move from the incubator to the rearing house. It is basic that they eat and drink enough immediately. Groups that neglect to make a brisk move to feed and water may experience the ill effects of higher early mortality rates. Fortifying feed and water utilization amid their initial few days will give chicks, the best begin amid the agonizing period. Following are some key steps to keep in mind for better feed management.
- Use a starter feed during the first seven days in a mash form.
- Place the trays between the main feed and water lines and side to the brooders.
- There ought to be around one plate for every 50 chicks.
- After the initial 2-3 days, step by step draw feeder trays nearer to the computerized feeding system; then gradually evacuate them by and large over the next week.
- Distribute feed all through the house in under three minutes from the time the feeder belt starts discharging feed to give the most feeder space per bird.
- Adjust the feeder trough stature all through the brooding period so all chicks have simple access to the feed. To start with, lay the feeder on the litter so chicks don’t need to move into the feeder to eat. As the chicks develop, raise feeders so that the lip of the trough is level with the winged creatures’ back at all times.
- Provide sufficient feeder space for guys and females, thinking about the rush’s age.
- If chicks are set that day they bring forth, check the chick waste the morning after situation to guarantee they have discovered feed and water. On the off chance that chicks are put one day after they bring forth, yields ought to be checked 8 hours after arrangement to assess feed and water admission.
- Ideally, at least 95 percent of the yields ought to feel delicate and malleable, demonstrating chicks have effectively found both feed and water. Hard yields demonstrate chicks have not discovered sufficient water. Swollen and widened wastes demonstrate chicks have found water, however deficient feed. Check the accessibility and consistency of the feed.
- Good management practices prescribe developing males and females independently for the initial six weeks.
- Cultivators ought to help chicks move from the incubation facility to brooding environment, which incorporates ensuring the chicks start consuming and drinking right.
If you are considering establishing an organic poultry enterprise, there are many issues you will need to think about. These are some of the most important:
Soil type: The soil needs to be relatively free draining. Heavy, wetland not only makes access difficult, it also creates more challenges for the birds;
Shelter: Poultry needs a sheltered environment. Exposed locations should be avoided if possible
Labour: Organic poultry production is more labour intensive than conventional systems; the birds are housed in smaller groups, often in mobile housing. As the houses are often moved around the farm, there may be instances where the birds are some distance from the farm buildings;
Infrastructure: Water should be available in the house (both at the brooding and rearing stages), and preferably also on the range. You will need good access all year round, to feed, observe and manage the birds. At certain points in the rotation, the houses may be some distance from the farmyard, and this may mean a significant amount of travelling, sometimes in less than ideal weather conditions.
Capital: A considerable amount of capital investment is required to establish a successful and efficient organic poultry production unit of any reasonable size. This may, depending on whether there are existing slaughter facilities available to you, also require setting up a processing unit on the farm.
Feed: The move towards 100% organic ration, increasing feed prices and the emphasis organic principles place on home grown feed mean that feed is a major consideration when considering setting up or converting to an organic poultry system.
Essentiolitt poultry is a litter amendment system and an efficient ammonia binder that improves bio-security on the farm. It is to be used for broilers, layers and breeders.
It reduces wetness of the litter and destroys pathogenic micro flora in the litter by acting as a disinfectant. It acts as odour control program and accentuates the growth of beneficial micro flora. Essentiolitt is a combination of specially modified clay, aluminium sulphate and a blend of essential oils targeted to destroy zoonotic micro flora like, Salmonella, Clostridia, E.coli and Campylobacter species in the litter which can be an important source of infection for the birds. The essential oils in the formulation are targeted to control urea and uric acid converting bacteria thus controlling ammonia emissions, respiratory infections and also improve the nitrogen content of the litter which makes it an important manure source.