We are right now Brooding Kuroiler Chicks and this is what you need to know:

Basically the brooder has to be kept warm but air has also to pass through (Ventilated)

Some sources of light would include Power/Electricity lamps/ Paraffin lamps/Solar for lighting.

Charcoal pots with holes/ Infra red lights/ Coil for heat (use which ever you can afford but there should be lighting and heat (Warmth)

Give Glucose, Chick formula (Vitamins) V&E PLUS when your chicks have just arrived. You need 3 hours when chicks taking this solution before you introduce the feeds.For the first 3 days, pour the feeds on the brooding papers and don’t introduce the feeders as the chicks need to easily pick the feeds without hardship.On day 4, you can put the feeds in feeders and you can also put litter (coffee husks, etc). When you introduce litter, make sure to raise the drinkers a little bit to prevent the litter from getting deposited into water.

Feeders and Drinkers’ proportions; use 8 small drinkers, and 10 small feeders for 500 Kuroiler chicks, keep observing your birds as they feed so that you can know when to add the feeders and drinkers.

Make sure you put small stones in your drinkers to ensure the small chicks don’t fall in water for the first 3 days

Feed your One (1) Day old- 4 weeks kuroiler Chicks on Chick Mash (Starter). Brooding Temperatures

Beginning at one day of age, the chick should be housed at a temperature between 87 – 92° F (30 – 33° C), at a relative humidity between 40 – 60%. Care should be taken to prevent the chicks from being exposed to drafts which could result in wind chill. When the chick is one week of age the temperature can be reduced by 4° F (2° C). Continue reducing the temperature until housing temperature of 70° F (21° C) is reached. Observation of the birds during the brooding period can assist you in providing the most desirable temperatures. Birds that are cold will huddle together in a very tight group. Should this condition exist the temperature needs to be increased. Chicks that are too hot will pant and appear drowsy. Chicks that are comfortable will be evenly dispersed within the brooder and be active except during periods of rest.

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