How to raise caged chickens to grow fast – Healthy – No Smell

Raising chickens in cages is gradually becoming a new economic development trend of farmers, bringing great economic benefits. When raising chickens in cages, farmers are proactive in many factors such as barns, disease prevention, easily cope with natural factors such as heat, rain, storms, etc., helping the chickens grow fast, strong, and quality high, good yield.

Advantages of the chicken cage model

The livestock industry in Vietnam in general and chicken farming in particular is making great progress to meet the needs of domestic use and export.

According to that shifting trend, different models of chicken raising also flourished such as: free-range chicken raising model, new-style garden-raising chicken – raising on sand, raising laying hens, raising chickens in cages, etc. Therefore, the model of raising chickens in cages is considered typical, popular and gives the highest productivity.

Advantages of the chicken coop model:

  • Diverse scale suitable for households and industrial livestock farms.
  • The chicken coop is built solidly, so it is easy to install additional lighting systems, ventilation fans, heating systems when it is cold, to ensure that the flock is always in the best development condition.
  • Convenient in disease prevention and barn cleaning.
  • Protect chickens, limit the impact of the surrounding environment, limit diseases for all livestock, and limit economic losses for farm owners.
  • Chicken flocks develop more evenly than in free-range models.
  • The most optimal control from the number, animal conditions, management and rearing stages, thereby saving the maximum cost and effort, bringing high economic efficiency to the family.

Prepare before raising chickens in cages

Selection of breed chickens

In addition to the factors that need to be ensured, the selection of breeds is considered a decisive factor for the success of breeding.

If you raise chickens for meat, you can choose Dong Tao chicken, Tam Hoang chicken, Tau Vang chicken, etc. However, no matter what breed of chicken, make sure to click on reputable farms only!

Choosing chicken breeds to note:

– Only choose the ones that are agile, bright eyes, smooth fur. The legs are stout and toned. Breeding chickens must not open the navel to ensure that the new chickens grow quickly and have beautiful designs and delicious meat.

– Do not choose sick, deformed, open navel, saggy edge or belly button with black ring. Because they have a high chance of eye disease and slow growth.

 

Make a barn

In this technique, the construction of the barn is very important. Because it directly affects the chicken’s living environment and also determines whether your chickens will achieve high performance or not? Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the following things to make a standard cage.

The cage must be in a cool, dry place. Areas with contaminated water should be avoided.

– The chicken coop must be cool. Therefore, experts recommend making the barn in the southeast or south direction is best.

– The roof of the gas station is best made of cold corrugated iron and the foundation is cement or concrete. Around you can use bricks or wire mesh to close to make it easier to manage chickens as well as prevent chickens from flying out.

What is the reasonable density of raising chickens?

If you want chickens to grow quickly, you need to build a coop and arrange the density so that it is reasonable. If the density is too thick, the chickens do not have space to grow, even very susceptible to disease.

When deciding to raise chickens in a coop, you need to calculate the area of the coop as well as the number of chickens to adjust the chicken density accordingly. Each square meter should only feed from 6 to 8 animals. So 1000 animals need 120 to 160 square meters of land!

If the density of chickens is up to 9-12 chickens per square meter, it will make the space cramped, limit the development of chickens and affect the economy of the farm.

Incubator for chicks from 1 to 28 days old

If you start raising chickens from the time they hatch, people must be interested in the technique of making incubators because the chicks’ feathers are thin, unable to keep themselves warm. In addition, the digestive system is not fully developed, and the resistance is low.

– Incubators for raising chicks are usually made from rice husk, sawdust or straw with a thickness of about 7-10cm.

– Should have heating equipment, electric heating system. For chicks incubators, the bulb is 250W hanging high or two 75W bulbs.

The size of the incubator is 2m x 1m, about 0.5m high (enough to feed 100 chicks).

Troughs

The feeder will correspond to the age of the flock.

– Chickens from 1-3 days old should only spread food on the ground that has been lined with paper in the brooder cage.

– Chickens from 4-14 days old: should be fed with a trough of chicks.

– Chickens from 15 days old or more: Use a hanging trough

Drinking trough:

Chicken water troughs can be interspersed with feeders or hung up. The water in the trough needs to be replenished and changed regularly 2-3 times a day, especially in the hot season.

Seamless beans:

Chickens have the habit of sleeping on high at night, so in the care of chickens in cages, it is indispensable for the perch. Seamless peas both avoid enemies, avoid cold and damp background, keep feet warm and especially help chickens have a better immune system to diseases. The perch is made of bamboo or wood (should not be made of a round tree that is difficult to perch). The perch is about 0.5m away from the barn. Each truss is spaced from 0.3 to 0.4m apart.

Technique of raising chickens in cages with high economic efficiency by microbiology

Care and nurture

A suitable care regime will help the chickens grow healthy, resistant to diseases, and have high economic efficiency.

Pay attention to the care of chicks

There should be time to empty the cage in front of the crib from 15-20 days. Pay attention to clean the entire farm, feeders, disinfect the inside and the entire outside area 2 days before keeping chickens.

Should be transported in the early morning or cool afternoon. After putting the chickens into the prepared brooder, give the chickens water mixed with Electrotyle or Vitamin C.

Newly hatched chicks are only fed cooked or broken pieces, soaked in pureed corn for 12 to 48 hours. From the 3rd day, gradually mix with food from prepared agricultural by-products or industrial feed.

From day 7, use coccidiosis mixed with food (Rigecoccin 1gr/10kg of feed (or use mixed Sulfamide 5%).

Newly hatched chicks have unstable body temperature and poor resistance, so in the first few days, chickens need to get used to food and water. The water source must be clean. The incubator is airy, warm, and cleaned regularly to limit the smell of ammonia (which can lead to dry feet, loose wings, enteritis, etc.).

Maintain light 24/24 to stimulate chickens to eat and digest. Lighting time depends on weather conditions such as: summer – winter, day – night.

The temperature and humidity in the brooder house are as follows:

 

Weeks of age Temperature under lamp (%) Cage temperature (degrees Celsius) Humidity (%)
1 33 – 35 27 – 29 60 – 75
2 31 – 33 25 – 27 60 – 75
3 29 – 31 23 – 25 60 – 75
4 27 – 29 24 – 25 60 – 75

Observe if you see chickens lying around the bulb, the chickens are cold, if they are far away from the light, they are hot, lying at the end of the corner of the coop is drafty, walking and eating freely is the right temperature.

When the weather changes erratically, you should mix Electrolyte or Vitamin C for chickens to increase resistance.

Every 2 weeks, 10% of the total weight of chickens will be weighed to calculate the average weight. In the process of raising animals that are stunted, signs of dry feet should be detected early and eliminated to achieve high efficiency.

Chicken feed and nutrition

The digestive system of chickens, including chicks and mature chickens, is quite weak and sensitive. Therefore, chicken feed should not have bad smell, mold, pollution, rotting.

Chicken feed will be used as follows:

– From week 1 to week 3: use feed for chicks of type 1 – 21 days.

– From week 3 to week 6: Use feed for chickens of type 21 – 42 days.

– From week 7 onwards: use fattening feed for 43 days – release from the barn.

The stage of transition from chicks to chickens with different feed formulations is as follows:

  • Day 1 75% old food and 25% new food
  • Second day 50% old food and 50% new food
  • Third day 25% old food and 75% new food
  • Fourth day feeding 100% new food

Drinking water needs to be changed continuously throughout the day for chickens to ensure veterinary regulations and prevent pathogens for chickens.

The current source of large-scale chicken feed is usually industrial feed. Industrial feed has the advantage of fast fattening, large and fat chickens, but the quality of meat is not guaranteed, the meat is soft, not tough, especially with 100% caged chickens. Meanwhile, the cost of industrial feed is high, and the final economic efficiency is low.

People who raise chickens in large-scale industrial or family cages can apply a number of machines such as:  corn mill,  multi-function chopper, pellet mill… to take advantage of safe agricultural by-products. Safe and clean can be self-produced or bought at a relatively low price to produce chicken feed, saving time, effort and investment. Because feed determines a huge part to growth rate and economic profit, farmers should consider and choose appropriate feeding methods to avoid losses.

Read More: How to Incubate Chicken Food Fast

Preparation of Probiotics

 

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  • BIO BSF hydrolyzed larval protein solution stimulates fattening growth for chickens.
  • VIHAHA deodorizing microorganism product quickly deodorizes barns and composts organic matter.
  • Molasses for brewing and multiplying probiotics for farm use.

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