The process of raising chicks requires preparing an incubator, or a place to live, as different types of incubator boxes can be used, depending on what the person has, plastic storage boxes, cardboard boxes, or even a bathtub for children can use. And other options, taking into account the allocation of an area of at least 1,858 square centimeters for each chick; To determine the size of the box used, making sure that the edge of the box is at least 61 centimeters high; To prevent chicks from jumping out of the box.
Feeding chicks is based on the use of simple food designated for them, which is suitable for all types of chicks except for those that will be raised for meat production, as they require special feeding and take into account in the first day or two days of raising them that food is sprinkled on some white paper towels or white paper plate; To facilitate the chicks’ access to it, the chicks should be identified on the location of the water when placed in the incubator by dipping their beaks gently and carefully in the water bowl, taking into account the placement of water in a precise place, and narrow containers; to avoid drowning.
Chick rearing tips
The following points are mentioned to mention some helpful tips in the process of raising chicks:
Cleaning the place for chicks daily, considering the allocation of a pair of shoes for this task.
Renew the drinking water daily, clean the watering can from the dirt that the chicks may have accumulated in its bottom, and place it in a place far from the source of light and heat.
Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling chicks; To avoid infection with salmonella.
Maintaining the temperature, as the chicks should be present in the first week of their life at a temperature of about 35 degrees Celsius at all times, and then the temperature is gradually reduced, and at a rate of five degrees per week until it reaches the ambient room temperature, or what Approximately 15.6 degrees Celsius.