Management Guide

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Management Guid

Shanthi Feeds provides you with tips to ensure that you achieve and benefit maximum performance. In order to achieve a healthy number of day-old chicks, it is essential to understand the requirements of the Parent Stock flock at each stage of its life.

The critical age objectives for Parent Stock are summarized below for your convenience:

  • Age
    Key Objectives
  • 1-3 days
    Appetite development
  • 3-28 days
    Achievement of target bodyweights at 7, 14, 21 and 28 days
  • 28 days
    Grade Target is < 12 CV% at 28 days to permit 2 way grading
  • 28-56 days
    Control growth within each graded population
  • 56-70 days
    Re-draw bodyweight targets (if required)
  • 70 days
    Achieve correct incremental growth
  • 105 days
    Increase feed to stimulate growth Re-draw bodyweight targets (if required)
  • 105-140 days
    Achieve correct incremental growth
  • 140-154 days
    Give first light increase
  • 140-161 days
    Achieve correct incremental growth emphasizing uniformity of sexual maturity
  • 61-210 days
    Increase feed in response to egg production, bodyweight gain and egg weight gain
  • 210 days- depletion
    Control bodyweight gain and egg weight by removing feed. Manage males by observation of bird condition. Remove non-working males to maintain mating ratios

It is important to note that management requirements for male and female stock vary for each stage of rearing and to prepare them for sexual maturity. We encourage you to consult Shanthi Feed’s experts who will guide you to gain optimum performance throughout the lifecycle of the parent stock.