Broilers are an early maturing meat breed that cannot be obtained at home. At poultry farms, the breed is bred by crossing the white Cornish breed with the meat and egg white Plymouth Rock breed. If you evaporate the eggs obtained from hybrid broilers, the offspring of the beef breed will not work, since the crossing must be carried out constantly in order to obtain an early maturing beef breed. Therefore, it is rational to grow chickens only purchased at an industrial poultry farm.
It is necessary
- - boxes for keeping up to 4 weeks;
- - lamps for additional lighting;
- - an egg;
- - millet;
- - compound feed for chickens;
- - vitamins tetravit or trivit;
- - pipette;
- - fresh herbs;
- - fresh cottage cheese;
- - potassium permanganate;
- - sawdust or straw for bedding
- - vitamin and mineral complex for roilers;
- - crushed grain;
- - vegetables;
- - feeders;
- - drinkers.
After purchasing chickens, they need to be kept in boxes at a temperature of 28 to 30 degrees and with additional artificial lighting. There should be no more than 15 chickens in one box, as they can overwhelm each other due to the habit of huddling together.
For the first week, the diet should consist of hard-boiled eggs and loose millet. Once a day, you need to put a solution of weak potassium permanganate instead of water for drinking, since broilers are prone to indigestion, which can lead to death. It is necessary to add liquid vitamins, tetravit or trivit to the feed, at the rate of one drop for three chickens.
From the second week, the diet expands with fresh cottage cheese, chopped greens. You can also gradually introduce crushed grain and feed for chickens.
After four weeks, the chickens are transferred to a permanent rearing place, the temperature is lowered to 18-20 degrees and maintained at constant levels until the end of fattening. At a higher temperature, chicks grow poorly, at a lower temperature, they start to get sick.
The most optimal and fastest growing meat breed of chickens is considered to be free-range keeping on a deep bedding of sawdust or straw. One cage should contain no more than 12-15 heads.
Broilers should be fed abundantly. Drink with fresh water and in sufficient quantity. Feeders should be washed and cleaned to avoid chick disease.
The diet should consist of crushed grain, mixed feed for chickens, chopped greens, boiled vegetables. Vitamins must be added to the feed until the very end of the feeding period. From one month, you can add dry vitamin and mineral complexes for broilers.
Broilers reach their industrial weight in two months, but only on condition of proper maintenance and abundant feeding. That is, with proper fattening, 5-6 livestock of chickens can be raised per year.