|Better Farming Series 13 - Keeping Chickens (FAO - INADES, 1977, 48 p.)|
|Small livestock farming in the villages|
|Little work but yields little|
|Chicken farming must be improved|
|The animal husbandry services help|
|How to choose poultry|
|Traditional types of poultry|
|To improve poultry|
|Good cocks must be selected|
|Good hens must be selected|
|Good chicks must be selected|
|How to feed poultry|
|To feed poultry well is important and difficult|
|Poultry need good feed|
|How poultry make use of food and water|
|Body- building feeds: proteins|
|Special needs of chicks, laying hens, and table poultry|
|How to protect poultry against disease|
|Preventing poultry from getting ill|
|Main diseases of poultry|
|How to house poultry|
|How to build a poultry house|
|Drinking troughs and fountains|
|How to choose and look after hens to produce chicks|
|Here is an example|
|Suggested question paper|
85. If you buy day- old chicks, you must protect them from cold and from animals - rats, snakes, cats.
Put the chicks in the brooder for three or four weeks.
To protect the chicks from predatory animals put them in a big wooden case or In a big basket. See the picture on page 45.
Put netting over the top.
To protect the chicks from cold, put a storm lantern in the middle.
Surround the lantern with netting so that the chicks do not burn themselves.
A storm lantern gives enough warmth for 20 to 40 chicks.
Reduce or increase the warmth when the chicks are too warm or when they are too cold.
The chicks are too warm when they go away from the lantern.
The chicks are too cold when they crowd up to each other.
To feed the chicks, put a feeding trough and a drinking fount inside the brooder.
The case is covered with netting to protect the chicks from dogs and cats.
The case is covered