Overview for Poultry production and Management
Poultry farming is the raising of domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. Poultry management usually refers to the husbandry practices or production techinques that help maximize the efficiency of production. Sound management practices are very essential to optimise production. Scientific poultry management aims at maximizing returns with minimum investment. First, the Brooder house should be draft-free, rain-proof and protected against predators. Brooding pens should have windowa with wire mesh for adequate ventilation. Too dusty environment irritates the respiratory tract of the chicks. Besides dust is one of the vehicles of transmission of diseases. Too much moisture causes ammonia fumes which irritate the respiratory tract and eyes. Good ventilation provides a comfortable environment, without draft.
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M.D. Sheikh (Author)
Dr. M.D. Sheikh, is a specialist in poultry affairs. He is M.Sc. Ph.D in Zoology. Currently, he is the care taker of a corporate poultry farm in Rajasthan. He writes books on the subjects of his choice, in his leisure hours. This is his latest offering.