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5 factors that can help optimise your broiler performance and growth

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

How to grow broilers bigger and better

Did you know that there are specific actions you can take to help your broilers grow bigger and healthier? By optimizing their environment and providing them with the right conditions, you can see tremendous improvements in your flock. Of course, these improvements can have a positive impact on your business results. In this blog, we'll outline 5 ways to help your broiler performance increase and reach its full potential. Keep reading to learn more!

Take control over the following 5 factors:

Let’s go through the 5 elements that you can influence and will help you to stimulate optimal growth for your birds.

  1. Balanced feed: one of the most important aspects of poultry husbandry is providing the right feed for the birds. A balanced feed will help ensure that broilers grow at a healthy rate and reach their full potential. This can be optimized by providing a high protein feed during the growth phase and always access to fresh water to keep the animals well hydrated. Water is essential to help the digestion of their food.

  2. Safe breeding: it essential to take the right choices regarding genetics when trying to optimize poultry performance and growth. Some breeds are naturally faster growing than others, so choosing the right breed for your purposes is important: it influences, for example, the percentage of breast meat and feed conversion.

  3. Housing conditions: broilers need enough space to move around and exercise within the barn. It will help them to develop strong muscles and bones.

  4. Temperature: optimal growth can be achieved between 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit (21°-24° C). Anything outside of this range will limited their growth. For poultry farmers, this means making sure their housing is properly insulated and temperature controlled. Monitoring temperatures needs to be done with great precision, as even a slight deviation from the ideal range can impact the health and wellbeing and therefore negatively impact the growth process. A variety of methods can be used including the use of heat lamps, fans, and (central) heaters. However, the usage of a heat exchangers will help to create a more consistent temperature all year around so broilers can use their energy in growing rather than to control their body temperature.

  5. Disease prevention: The effect of diseases on poultry growth can be optimized by following a few simple guidelines. First, poultry should be given access to sufficient fresh water and a balanced feed, as discussed above. Second, poultry should be vaccinated against common diseases to keep them healthy and prevent outbreaks. Third, poultry should be provided with ample space to allow for proper growth, exercise and development. Fourth, poultry should be kept clean and free of parasites. Finally, poultry should be monitored regularly for health problems.

By following these simple tips, poultry growers can maximize the growth and productivity of their flocks. Please contact our experts to help you with advice.

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