At the time of reception of the chicks on the Farm, the density is a critical factor to consider.

What are the points to take into account?

Excessive density in poultry farms can lead to problems associated with inadequate distribution of chicks through the Farm. This leads to an unequal consumption of feed and water, the concentration of chickens in some areas of the Farm, with the risk of accumulation that entails, and the arrival of heterogeneous lots at slaughter.

Under what circumstances should we modify the density of chickens in our Farms?

  • Inadequate Isolation
  • Farms without Tunnel ventilation
  • Farms without an adequate control of negative pressure
  • Farms without refrigeration system using evaporative panels
  • Open Farms
  • High Humidity
  • Live weight over the 3 Kg
  • Negative productive results during the hot seasons

What is the ideal density for broilers?

The answer to this question depends on the type of farm construction:

Closed Farm:

  • Controlled environment: the maximum density established by current legislation can be reached.
  • Insufficient environmental control: it is recommended not to exceed 20-25 Kg / m2 during fattening. In addition, in hot seasons a density higher than 16-18 Kg / m2 should be avoided.

Open Farm:

  • Controlled environment: the maximum density must not exceed 30 Kg / m2.
  • Insufficient environmental control: a maximum density of 20-25 Kg / m2 is recommended, while in hot seasons, it should not exceed 16-18 Kg / m2.
  • Without environmental control: it is not advisable to continue with the fattening when the chickens reach a weight higher than 3 Kg.

Fuente: avicultura.info