Participation in Forum on December 16, 2020
During fermentation, the material gets wet and will require a process to get it dried. This may involve additional costs and concomitant problems of improper drying like fungus contamination will open new areas. Reduction in antinutrients and increasing the nutrient availability is a welcome finding in the study.
Participation in Forum on December 1, 2020
Fowl cholera is a severe septicemic disease well known to be caused by a bacteria. Its entry into the farm should be prevented by good biosecurity and vaccination for safety. Once fowl cholera is detected in one house treat it aggressively with antibiotics in water/ injections. Sulphonamides in feed gives consistent treatment. the nearby houses can be vaccinated to prevent the spread. Multi strain ...
Participation in Forum on September 24, 2020
In India, we sell our broilers at 2kg weight and 35 to 36 days is correct. we also sell mostly live birds so the yield is not important.in most of the countries the chicken is sold as cut up parts and portions like breast fetch double the price. dressing percentage and yield decide the extra profit. The birds are slaughtered at 3kg and above live weight for those markets any tips that increase the ...
Participation in Forum on July 11, 2020
The dose is fixed by the manufacturer. no point in doubling it.Slips in vaccination is a problem associated with large flock size and hurrying man power. repeating the vaccination will be better.
Participation in Forum on June 28, 2020
multi strain killed vaccines is the answer for prevention. We have coryza+ F.C, which is protecting well. The spread is slow in cages with nipple drinkers compared to water channels and open drinkers on deep litter.For treatment, injection of long acting tetracycline followed by ulphamethoxol+trimethoprim for week gave me good results.The article is total information on the disease. The posting is ...
Participation in Forum on June 5, 2020
I came across a problem due to improper grinding of feed. The feed was balanced but consumption was irregular. The problem was resolved after changing the feed lot with same formula but ground uniformly.
Participation in Forum on June 4, 2020
India has not gone to rispense yet. SB1+HVT is doing well.
Proper handling of vaccine maintaining cold chain is very important.
Marek's vaccine virus has to reach the cell receptors before the field virus reaches. If the brooder houses are contaminated, the field virus moves faster. If the brooder house had an earlier incidence of Marek's cases, better delay the placement of chicks by over night ...
Participation in Forum on March 7, 2020
There are calculations in the literature to calculate the energy requirement per given weight. Brody formula is body weight raised to the power of 0.65. the feed for added growth is calculated at 1.5 FCR. an other way we tried is full feeding of broilers with pre starter and starter. the approximate feed consumption on 22nd day is around 80gms. we found that the daily feed on ad libitum feed at 40 ...
Participation in Forum on February 25, 2020
I came across a serious problem of vent picking in a broiler flock. We found it to be due to improper grinding of feed. Oversized maize was left in the feeders. Feed consumed got imbalanced. Replacing the feed with properly ground feed solved the problem.
Participation in Forum on January 15, 2020
If the flock is maturing earlier with high body weight, going up fast with daily jumps above 3% better we hold the light till the flock stops going up. check the problem is true prolapse or vent picking. Adding salt to water 0.5gm pet liter or up to 4kg per ton (total not additional) will help reduce picking. Debeaking at this stage will reduce production but picking will be controlled. The aggres ...