Chickens - what to feed? We learn
Beginning poultry farmers face a number ofdifficulties. Here, it would seem, lovely yellow chickens - what to feed them? Newborn babies are defenseless, so it is important to provide them with proper nutrition. Let's find out more about this.
Nutrition of newborns
Immediately after the birth of a chicken badlypecking. This does not mean that they do not need to be fed. On the contrary, food should be offered as often as possible, preferably every 2 hours. Up to 10 days of age, the number of feedings should not be less than 5.
So, chickens hatched - what to feed them at onceafter birth? For the first time give an egg, hard-boiled, chilled and finely chopped. One egg is enough for 15-20 individuals. It is necessary to make sure that the feed is enough for everyone, since immediately after birth a period of active growth begins. How to feed small chickens for a change and get them vitamins and nutrients? Babies can be given fresh curd, a mixture of dry crushed grains of wheat, corn, wheat, and also boiled millet. From the third day of life it is desirable to add fresh herbs to the diet: nettle, alfalfa, clover.
How to feed week-old chickens and grown-up individuals
In addition to the above, the diet addsgrated carrots, boiled potatoes. They are added to the mushrooms from the cereal mixture. From the sixth day of life, dry and moistened mixtures are introduced. This baker's yeast, beet tops, green grass, pine needles, carrots.
That's grown chickens - what to feed them next?And further expand the diet due to crushed grain, a mixture of mealy feed with lake and river duckweed. After 10 days, the feedings are produced every 3-4 hours, and from the seventeenth day of life the interval between feedings is 4-5 hours. It is useful to give to children for breakfast fish oil in a mixture with crushed grain. For 1 chicken you need no more than 0.2 gr. in a day.
And again chicks grew up:than to feed grown-up individuals? You can feed the chicks with barley or oat flour, but sifted, as the young can not digest the grain films. Give cooked veal, milled veal bones, veal lungs, raw potatoes, between the feeds - bone meal or chalk. All of the above also remains in the diet. One should not forget to give chickens water or warm milk.
To improve peristalsis of the intestine, newborn chicks are given a pepper grain. Fodder should be poured on a half-box, and nearby leave a drinking bowl with water or milk.
The liquid from the drinkers should not be spilled, sincefrom the stuck down fluff, the chickens catch cold and get sick. Instead of water and pure milk, you can use a mixture of milk and a weak solution of potassium permanganate (or a special antibiotic), which cleanses the stomachs of newborns from pathogens and can save them life.
Eggs that are used for feeding,must be cleaned from the shell and cut very finely or grinded through a sieve. When the kids ate, you need to examine their crawberries. If it's full, it means the chicken is full and will not die of hunger.
Hot food or water can provoke deathchicks, so all products need to be cooled. This applies to boiled potatoes, eating of which in the first 3 weeks of life provides an accelerated start to the laying of eggs.
The more varied the food, the faster the kids will gain weight. Providing chickens with all useful substances and vitamins is the guarantee of productivity and good taste of meat in the future.