IMPORTANCE OF FIRST WEEK OF LIFE OF CHICKS

  • A chicken does its most growing in the first week of life. Liveweight increases 4.25 times during the first seven  days of life of a chick,
  • Chick  seven day weights are strongly linked to final slaughter weights,
  • Seven day weight that is on target or higher than target (184g) is positively correlated with high final body weight,
  • Chicks are more susceptible to infections in first week due to stress,
  • Muscle growth, development of muscle shape improves in the first seven days, as will the long-term metabolic effects.

Achieving 7-day weights leads to:

  • Improvement of the nutritional maturity of the bird
  • Accelerated development of the gastro- intestinal tract,

Bupo Animal Health offers you a first week of life program that will give you good first week results: