7 Secrets to Successful Broiler Breeder Management
- Weigh your birds. Weighing as many birds as possible gives you a close-to-accurate idea of the mean flock weight.
- Ensure flock uniformity. Flock uniformity is affected by initial chick weight and quality, flock competition for resources, strain and aggressiveness.
- Stay away from high nutrient density diets. A simple way to remember how much feed should be provided for the birds is by monitoring the feeders.
- Regulate feed intake. To regulate feed intake, try giving the birds feed in small daily increments instead of a big weekly increase.
- Keep pullets at minimum threshold weight. Delaying photo stimulation of birds can increase uniformity of the birds compared to lighting underweight birds earlier.
- Manage post-peak feed withdrawal. The more a producer knows about his certain flock, the more information he has in making the decision on when to take away the feed.
- Be in charge of your flock Keeping records of data about the flock and farm can be a huge help to producers in managing the farm.