Chicken update – 5 weeks

Chicken are now 5 weeks! We have lost 6 birds which represents a mortality rate of 12%. In absolute numbers small but as a proportion of the stocking quantity of 52 chicks quite high.

The following vaccines have been given so far:

Week 1 – Newcastle IB
Week 2 – Gumboro I
Week 3 – Gumboro II
Week 4 – Newcastle Lasota
Week 5 – Fowl Pox

The artificial heat is nolonger being applied as the chicks have developed sufficient feather cover and can now regulate their own body temperature.

Otherwise not so bad for a novice farmer!

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