Why is the broiler?
In order to grow two or three dozen chickens enough to have a utility room with a size of 4-5 m2. For growing in the winter such a room should be warmed using, for example, mineral wool. In the summer paddock for additional insulation is not needed.
For growing of laying hens, in addition to the pen, it is necessary to equip the place for their daily walks, in the case of broilers the availability of additional walking is not mandatory, moreover not recommended. The main rule of the fancier goes something like this: the smaller the broiler is moving, the faster it grows.
With intense nutrition broiler growing really fast and already at the age of 2 months, gaining 3-4 kg weight. For comparison, a laying hen of the same age weighs 500-600 g. with Regards to the cost of food, the broiler also win, because for 1 kg of gain of this wonderful bird requires 3-4 kg of feed, chicken is another breed of 8-9 kg.
Features of cultivation
For cultivation in any season is normally acquired bird in days age, but you can buy a slightly grown-up chickens. The first two weeks of life are the most important for broilers, therefore, in this period they need special care.
Small Chicks are very afraid of the cold, so you can keep them in a warm place, using a cardboard box. Warm babies can be a conventional lamp, hung it from a distance of 25-30 cm from the box. To heat the Chicks need round the clock.
At a very early age broilers should be fed chopped egg or cheese, but you can use a ready feed – the so-called feed for chickens. You should also make sure that the birds always had access to clean and fresh water.
In order to protect the livestock from possible diseases, in particular diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, at the age of 3 weeks the Chicks should drink a weak solution of potassium permanganate. After 3-4 weeks this procedure must be repeated.
Feed the grown broilers preferably finished feed. For three or four weeks prior to slaughter (age 2 months), the food need to enter the crushed maize grain, gradually increasing his dosage. A couple of weeks before slaughter, it is possible to opt out of the feed and move the chickens to the natural grain. It is noticed that the carcass of a chicken, who ate corn, has a rich and delicious yellow.