Chicks generally refer to chickens that were born less than 50 days old. Chicks have young bodies, incomplete development of body functions, sensitive nervous system, high sensitivity to external changes, incomplete intestinal development, and poor resistance, but chicks are characterized by strong metabolism and rapid growth. The objective factors such as the environment in which the chicks live and the equipment of the feed have a great influence on the growth and development of the chicks. In the actual production environment, the breeder should adopt appropriate breeding management techniques for the characteristics of the chicks to provide a good environment for the healthy growth of the chicks.
1. Selection of chick breeding grounds
The growth and development of chicks is closely related to their living environment. Therefore, the selection of breeding sites is crucial. Whether the chicks can grow healthily and vigorously, the advantages and disadvantages of the breeding ground play a vital role. The breeding ground should be chosen in a sunny place to ensure that the chicks can get to the sun and disinfect the body of the chicks. On the other hand, breeding grounds should not be chosen where the wind is too strong, otherwise the chicks are susceptible to disease. The breeding ground should also have the requirements of quietness, comfort and sanitation. In addition, in the chicken raising cages of the chicken, there should be an activity room to ensure that the chicks can move normally and have enough space for exercise.
2. Selection of chicks
Choosing healthy chicks by appropriate means before breeding the chicks is undoubtedly one of the effective ways to increase chick breeding rates. In general, healthy chicks are rich in feathers, soft, with eyes and strong limbs. In the selection process of the chicks, the breeder should first observe the mental state of the chicks to see if they are lively and active; on the other hand, the breeder can also judge the physical condition of the chicks through the body temperature of the chicks: healthy chicks have normal body temperature and soft belly The meat is elastic; unhealthy chicks tend to have a poor mental state, a sluggish look and a weak body. Breeders should choose healthy chicks for the above characteristics.