The rearing of chicks is one of the most important phases in poultry farming. During this stage, the breeders (mothers of the next chickens) will be reared. There’s a saying: “What you don’t get in the rearing, you can’t get in the laying”. Therefore, the following factors have to be monitored and managed:
Feeding & Weights
One of the most important aspects to consider is food management. The dosage and schedule of feed supplying is of quiet important for the successful growth of rears Therefore it is necessary to have high accuracy with dosage devices and also with a continuous weighing of the birds to monitor the growth effectively.
Lighting control is essential to prevent negative behaviour in birds and to encourage proper feeding.
Poultry should have security systems to warn farmers and vets of alarms such as temperature, gases, electricity failure, etc. Also it is important to monitor deviations in the energy efficiency during the rearing.