Piñol gives tips on best chicken raising practices
Looking for best practices in raising free-ranged backyard chicken? Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, who is also a successful poultry raiser, knows exactly what to do and is willing to share it.
For his Agriskwela 17, Piñol talked about raising healthy chicks and what could the biggest challenge for it.
“The biggest challenge in raising chicks is intestinal problems, especially Salmonella and Coccidiosis,” Piñol said.
Citing insights provided by chicken breeder Doyet Lapido, who raises about 15,000 chicks every year, Piñol said that raisers must make sure that drinking vessels or water dispensers are cleaned using detergent soap mixed with Zonrox every afternoon.
As for trouble shooting for intestinal problem droppings “white slimy”(Salmonella,Ecoli, and other bacteria), raisers must mix 1 tablespoon of Zonrox with 1 gallon of water on the first day. On the second day, mix Tepox48 one sachet (5g) with 1 gallon of water for 3 days straight. For chicks 3 months up, use TMPS powder.
When it comes to trouble shooting for sipon, pisik, halak, Piñol said the raisers must first mix Zonrox one table spoon with one gallon plain water. And on the second day, they must give Ambroxitel one sachet (5g) 3 days straight to 5 days. For chicks 3 months up, use L-spec powder.
“For stress problem, use Excelyte for 3 days straight. One sachet Excelyte with 5 table spoon of brown sugar mix one gallon plain water. For Malaria, mix one sachet of Ornistat per gallon of plain water for 3 days,” Piñol said.
He also suggested that raisers must start deworming at 30 days old and repeat every 21 days.
“Common problems occur if chicks are stressed and also during windy and rainy seasons. Bio security is a must. Facilities are very important to prevent such problem,” he further said.