It is known to everyone that one regarding the poultry era that how much important it is to grow up a baby chicken properly through a proper diet and environment. Today, our concern is to render a insight the strategically raising of baby chickens or day for old chicken.
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Do you think that you will raise chickens or any other poultry recently? Do you want to start from hurt? If you want to start a poultry and if you are new in here, then start reading for the knowledge about chicks. Well mentioned that for baby, ducks, geese and turkeys the other fowl, these directions are similarly used.
Reason of special care of a Old Chicks
The old chicks are always feel weakness and these are different from other chicks. They fall in sick very quickly. So, we should be sincere about them than the other chicks. We have to check up them by the ‘pet’s specialist’ regularly and have to give the injection to avoid infection. We are so careful about their health because of their age. Large accommodation, neat and clean water, fresh air and etc are much important for old chicks. Always their coop should not be damp. Old chicks are not as strong as young chicks. They are week so they can’t do everything that what do they like. It have to be followed that, eating, sleeping; caring are not decrease of old chicks. By maintaining these rules, one may prosper in his / her chicken poultry business.
Day Old Baby Chicks Care Strategy
- Brooder houses temperatures have to be 9F for the 1st week it could be decrease by five degrees.
- So the chicks should get out of the heat.
- After a long time, sugar water can be given them for returning there power.
- You have to supply them the neat and clean water and fresh food.
- You have to be conscious that, nay children or pets can’t harm of the chicks.
Tips for Taking Care of Day Old Chicks
Taking care of chicks is first and foremost responsibility for a poultry business. Always you should be aware about chicks health. Otherwise, may they fall in many kinds of diseases. So you have to be very careful about that.
Before The Arrival of Chicks:
Before the arrival of chicks you have to make sure that you can make a very comfortable brooder coop. You have to be very careful about buying chicks. Because, they can not have any kind of diseases due to get a healthy chicken poultry.
Before the arrival of chicks, you have to confirm that you are properly ready to keep them. Keep the brooder house disinfects, neat and cleans. Make the brooder house is rat-proofed. It have to be free from cracks and make a waterproof roof.
- Creating A Healthy Lining House: Chicken Brooder and Baby Chicken Cage:
Although your chicks appear healthy and clean, they may have salmonella germs in their dropping, feathers, feet, beaks and other parts. Where chicks live and roam, the germs can also remain in the places such as, cages, coops, plant, soil etc. The man who handle the birds or work on the poultry, he/she may be infected with salmonella or other diseases. So, after the end of work in the poultry it is important to wash their hands properly. Otherwise, the other people will be attacked with germs.
For baby chickens, there is a chance to use a baby chicken cage that have to be 18-inches high. To cover the box a towel or screen can be used. But you should remain in mind that, plastic can’t be used in brooder area. That can be melted by brooder lamp and it may result in fire. Be sure about the brooder lamps that that give them enough light to regulate their body temperatures.
Suitable Environment for Chicks:
- First of all, for a good poultry, you should keep a good environment. Keep chicks far away from cold, rain, wind and other natural calamities. Then, the consideration is the brooder areas size. We should build up a brooder coop covers 2-3 square feet per bird inside in this. Keep an extra space for human, so that they can able to take a glance always to take care of the chicks. To keep chicken away from sunshine, there need a shade. So, around poultry, there should have many kind of big tree so that chicken can take rest on the shade. Over all, inside and outside of their coop there may be tree. We should take care of them very carefully.
Keeping Chicks warm:
If a heat lamp is used, then turn it on for two / three days in advance. Because by turning it on, you can adjust the heat to the sensible temperature. Then a punch machine can be set up which is highly efficient energy machine and that can help you to warm up chickens. It can be mentioned that, the brooding area should be remain in 95 degrees f. Then it should reduce by 5 degree week after 1st week. There should have a digital thermometer to check the heat several times in a day.
Water Supply for Day Old Chicks
Another name of water is life. It is the first and main element. It plays the most important role to survive every organ in this world. So water is also a very important element for chicks and it should be clean and pure. Water is supplied by a jar or a dish. But you have to be very careful about that, the papers shouldn’t be wet. Because if wet paper is used, they will be attacked by germs and it is harmful for chicks. Even input water have to be avoided from chicks. In the initial stages 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar in each time of supplying water to give them extra power. If they get pure and clean water, then chicken can enjoy a healthy life. Go automatic feeder for better results.
- Diet for Day Old Chicks How to Deal With Sick Chicks?
The first and foremost duty is to be conscious about chicken’s health. If there are any sick bird, then other chicken can be infected by this chick. That’s why every chicks have to be given injection before falling in sickness. When there is a sick chicks, separate that bird from other birds to avoid infection. Then follow the given instruction of pet’s specialist and render them medicine time to time which is the most important task.
In the end, it is strongly recommended that be careful about the diet, coop and environment of the baby chicks. So that they can grow up without any diseases. Also, be conscious about the brooder environment and diet. Hopefully, there will be more blog post on the brooder type and food type.