Poultry

Asked May 29, 2019, 12:36 AM EDT

All over the three counties in kenya i.e kericho,bomet and narok has an often dead in a 4th day young chick, they become weightless and all went before aweek,what is the problem?.

Outside United States poultry

1 Response

Chicks should do well for 4-5 days without eating but will begin to die over the next week unless they get proper nutrition and water. They live on the absorbed egg yolk during this time. For best performance the chick needs a temperature of their environment to be about 95 degrees F or about 37 C. The feed needs to be ground fine at this early age. The feed at this age needs to >18% protein.