For a long time man hunts. This is necessary to maintain the vitality of the human body. Also with meat, the body is enriched with the necessary vitamins, amino acids and proteins, which are expended with energy. For years, mankind has improved methods and options for keeping birds and animals at home.
Duck breeding technology is not simple. Determined to contain ducks, remember, it is important to care for ducklings. After all, the safety and growth of young animals depend on this. There is a floor maintenance of ducks, as well as content in cages. Consider issues of breeding ducks more modern method – the content in the cells.
Fig. 1 Cage with mesh floor
One of the most common way to keep ducklings in cells is a cell with a mesh floor.
Consider the advantages of these cells. If the floor is mesh, it is very convenient to clean the duck droppings, since under the mesh there is a pallet, into which the nest is constantly falling, and which is very convenient for carrying to the poultry houses. After removing the litter, they do not disturb the ducks. In this case, the litter is collected a couple of times a day with a scraper, and is thrown out without problems. In this case, the chicken will have clean air, which will contribute to the proper development of ducklings.
Contain ducklings in cages, feeders are placed from the outside. Through special holes ducklings have access to food and drink. With such a placement of feeders during food, the ducklings are not scattered. And also it does not mix with garbage. Thanks to this feed is saved. In the beginning, ducklings are fed mixed fodder. And in the future fed according to the age and needs of the breed.
Ducklings can be drunk with the nipple method of drinking. He perfectly suits ducklings, and they gladly drink water from them. Hang out 10-liter cans of water, and the ducklings will last long enough. Little ducks thanks to this method of drinking will constantly drink clean water, which in their further life will bring an excellent result.
Fig. 2 The Duckling
When the ducklings grow up they are moved to a bigger room, and the cells are filled with new young animals. Before the change of ducklings, the cage must be disinfected. It is better to use lime for disinfection.
The content of ducklings in such conditions always gives an excellent result over time.
Advantages of cellular keeping of ducklings: – comfort of ducklings; – convenient and quick cleaning of duck droppings; – ducklings will always be dry; – saving of food; – clean air where the cells stand.
The questions of keeping birds in cages: – The level of illumination; – Ensure ventilation in the mattress; – Methods of feeding ducklings; – Humidity control; – Breed, collection of groups for cells.
From this it becomes clear that breeding ducks is not an easy task. It requires the necessary skills, skills, and of course money costs.
For productive maintenance, the poultry house needs to take into account such data: – the number of ducks in the cage: an average of 300 sq. Cm is calculated. for 1 bird; – optimal cell size: the optimal cell is 70×50 cm for 10 ducks. – location and number of drinkers and feeders in the cage, which are calculated depending on the number of heads in the cage. – the size of the cells.
It is necessary to take into account the height of the cage, the bird should be able to stand upright without bending over. The cage should be placed in a warm room or a mattress. Ducklings should be warm in it, they should not be lost in piles for warming. It would be necessary to take into account the breed of a bird to properly choose the height of the cage. The most optimal height of the cell is 30-40cm.
The content of ducklings in cages allows a much more effective use of the area of the room than with outdoor breeding of ducklings.
Usually ducklings in cages contain up to 25 days. After the number of ducklings in the cage needs to be reduced. On average, the content of 6-10 ducks in a cell is considered optimal.
Ducklings in cages