Better management results in better productivity! You could be an experienced farmer or venturing newly into the poultry industry. But effective poultry management is essential for the overall development and health of the bird. Shanthi Feeds and its team of experts will help you throughout the relationship providing valuable guidance and management tips.
While you are considering joining our successful family of farmers, we encourage you to read through some basics of Broiler management.
The overall broiler performance is dependent on several management practices. Brooder management is one of the important aspects of broiler rearing and management. The early / developmental stage becomes critical for the overall result and growth of the bird. Hence, care should be taken right from day one.
Following are the objectives for brooding management:
To maintain uniformity across the flock
Effective brooding management includes providing the chicks with the right temperature, relative humidity, air quality, good quality feed and water. Key points in brooding management are:
Grower & Finisher Management
The grower stage is between the 14th and 28th day of the birds life cycle. During this stage, the management objectives are to help the birds develop their immune system, uniform growth, sexual maturity and production. The important functions of this stage is grading of the birds on the basis of their weight, check and maintain body weight on a weekly basis, feed and water management and vaccination. The birds above 28th day of age till lifting are termed finisher.
The environment in which the birds are reared becomes critical for their performance. In addition, it would help if the farm is located closer to the production and marketing centers. A farm that has access to good roads and easy transportation has an added advantage.
While setting up a farm, there are a set of must have requirements to be adhered to. Below is a list of the requisites to setting up a poultry farm: