How to raise poultry

February 9, 2017

 Supplies Checklist

  • Chicken coop, room, building or brooder box

  • Brooder lamps and bulbs

  • Thermometer

  • Shavings or straw for bedding

  • Feeders

  • Waterers

  • Feed

  • Cleaning supplies: pitchfork/shovel, disinfectant, lime (for odor)

  • Optional: electrolytes, probiotics, chick sticks

Preparation

BEFORE ARRIVAL

1. Gather supplies.

2. Provide housing to protect from draft and precipitation.

3. Hang the brooder light approximately 18 inches from the floor.

4. Install thermometer to monitor temperature.

5. Provide 1/2 square foot of space per chick.

6. Line the floor with newspaper or bedding to provide traction.

 

AFTER ARRIVAL

1. Keep heat lamp temperature at 95 degrees the week of hatching.

2. Decrease temperature 5 degrees every week until the 6th week.

3. Provide 1 gallon of water and 2 foot feeder for every 50 chicks.

4. Dip beak in water to show young poultry where to drink.

 

AFTER 1 MONTH:

1. Increase space to 1 square foot per chick.

2. Provide 5 gallons of water for every 100 chicks.

3. Provide 2.5 inches of feeder space per chick.

4. Change feed depending of phase of growth.

*Chicks should not be allowed outside until they are fully feathered, around 3-6 weeks old.

Temperature Management

 0-7 days old: 90-95 degrees

7-14 days old: 85-90 degrees

14-21 days old: 80-85 degrees

21-28 days old: 75-80 degrees

28-35 days old: 70-75 degrees

Feed Consumption

 

 

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