Friday, June 25, 2010

How to raise broiler chicken?

To provide chicken meat, you can raise some chicken in your backyard. The broiler is the best choice for you. It can grow in eight weeks. The weight in eight week or two month could reach 2.5 kilos. In my country, the farmer just raise the chicken for 40 days which weight is 1.5 kg to 1.75 kg. In my country, people prefer young small chicken than the bigger chicken.

To produce the broiler, you can do like this:

1. Provide the brooder cage for the chick. Do not forget to facilitate it with light that is very important to keep the chick warm. Provide also the coop for the big broiler. When the chick grows bigger, you can remove to the pen.Read also "How to Care Baby Chicken"

2. Feed them with starter food up to two weeks. After two weeks, you can feed them with grower up to harvest.

3. Put also the waterer. You can mix vitamin and mineral into water.

4. Vaccine the chicken to protect form diseases.

5. Clean the cage periodically. Use disinfectant if necessary.

6. After 60 days, you can harvest to the chicken. You can harvest early, if you want small chicken. In my country, we can sell the chicken to wholesale or market or sell directly to other people. 

Broiler farm is stinky. Therefore, you should put the cage far from your neighbor or your neighbor will complain. If you raise 3-5 chicken, it is not a big problem.

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