Modern poultry farms equipped with automatic poultry farming equipment have become one of the foundations for good farming. So what else should be done?
At 10 weeks of age, growth feed should be used instead of starting feed. Growers’ feed usually contains 15%-16% protein and is designed to maintain growth to maturity. It is recommended to use a higher protein content (20%) in the brood/growth feed to feed game birds.
The laying hen feed is designed to provide the best nutrition for the laying birds for consumption. The layer feed contains 16% protein and increased calcium content to promote eggshell development. Feed for laying hens should start around 18 weeks of age, or when the first egg is laid, whichever comes first.
It is necessary to always provide sufficient fresh, clean water for your poultry. By weight, chickens drink about three times the water they eat in the feed. A good rule of thumb is to provide one quart of water for every four chickens. During warm weather, water intake also increases significantly. During the first hour, only water (no feeding) should be given to the chicks. The first sip provided to the chicks should include a cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of oxytetracycline per gallon. This will help improve immunity and reduce transportation pressure. The next day, just add 1 teaspoon of oxytetracycline (without sugar), and then add clean water.
The chicken cage manufacturers hereby recommends that the farmers take the feed, nutrition, water source and other aspects to let the chicken grow up healthily. I hope I can help you.