How to care for new baby chicks in your chicken farm?


How to care for new baby chicks in your chicken farm?

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Keep Chicks Warm

Chicks need to be kept in a warm place until they are fully feathered. The temperature at the bottom of the brooding area should be 95-100 degrees for the first two weeks and then reduced 5 degrees each week until chicks are a month old. Use a brooder lamp (we recommend a red bulb) clipped over one side of the brooding area so the chicks can choose whether to be under the light or not. If chicks are crowded together directly under the heat source, then they are cold. If they are around the edges of the brooding area, then they are too hot. Adjust the height of the lamp accordingly and give them enough room to move in and out of the light to regulate their body temperatures.

Cleaning Baby Chicks droppings

With the Belt Type Manure Cleaning Machine below your chicken cage,chicks dropping will be regularly cleaned. Automatic manure removal system improve air quality,and lower ammonia content. Scraper clean delivery belt automatically.Each tier equips with manure belt off-tracking device which can avoid the belt off the tracking.Four manure cleaning scrapers make the manure cleaned thoroughly.Easy disposal of manure.( to process as fertilizer to get high value)Better air quality inside poultry house,less ammonia,less irritating bad smell.

Food and Water for Baby Chicks

Set out water and chick starter feed in separate containers. Keep food and water clean and free of droppings. If chicks are not drinking, dip the chicks’ beaks in the water to get them started. A chick nipple drinker is by far the best way to give chicks water. Saucers or other make-shift containers spill easily making the brooder area wet and unsanitary. Never let the chicks go without water. For feed, start chicks on a 20% protein (24% protein for broilers) starter ration. At 8-10 weeks old, switch chicks to 18-19% chick grower.

Picking Problems in Baby Chicks

Birds between the ages of one and three weeks old may start picking around the tail stub, wing bow or neck areas. If this happens, make sure there is good ventilation in the building. Consult your veterinarian if the picking persists.