‘Keeping broilers is like a Formula 1 race: there’s no time for mistakes.’
Broilers are fast growing animals that need constant care. There is no time for correcting mistakes. And when something goes wrong, it can often be expensive. Therefore, it is essential to prevent mistakes. Your birds continuously send out signals: about their health, how well they know their way around their surroundings and whether they feel happy and comfortable. Proper management starts with recognising those signals in practice.
Do you recognise the signals your birds are giving? For the poultry farmer this means being alert in the broiler house, observing and listening to the birds. Observe individual birds and the flock.
And do you know what to do when the chicks are spilling too much feed, or have dirty feathers? Do you know the difference between abnormal, runny droppings and healthy caecal droppings? And how do you recognise hungry chicks when the flock has just been set up?
The book Broiler Signals follows the cycle on a broiler farm. Every stage is discussed and important aspects are highlighted. This broiler focused management will improve the production and welfare of the broilers and thus the poultry farmer’s economic results.
Broiler Signalsis a practical guide that shows you how to pick up the signals given by your animals at an early stage, how to interpret them and what action to take.