Building a brooding pen


Buy day-old chicks from Kenchic. Get the brooder ready 24 hours before your chicks arrive. Keep the brooding area well lit. A round pen stops chicks getting trapped in corners. Make the pen larger as your chicks gro

Chicken brooder
  • You need 5 feeding trays and 10 drinkers for 500 birds.
  • Disinfect all equipment before use.
  • No bird should walk more than 1.5 metres to food or water.
  • Put a jiko 1 foot high in the middle of the pen. It will keep chicks warm for the first 14-21 days.
  • Light the jiko 6 hours before the chicks arrive.

Make sure chicks are not too cold or too hot.

Jikos in a brooding pen


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