Weight control of breeders ducks
Controlling the growth of your duck breeders is essential to optimise your performance during the production cycle. With future duck breeders, weight control allows to manage the growth curve.
Ducks consume 3 times more water than feed. Our technical expert shares with you keypoints to control and improve farm water quality to enhace performance and wellbeing.
Water is vital in the diet of ducks. Indeed, they consume 3 times more water than they eat. Therefore , is the major component of the ducks’ diet.
Water can come from different sources:
For a breeder, the important thing is to be able to ensure this quality up to the furthest point of consumption.
To control this quality, it is possible to refer to human potability standards as a reference point. This is the choice that has been made at Grimaud Frères.
Depending on the origin of the water (network, borehole or well), it may be necessary to take water samples to study its quality once or twice a year at the end of the line.
Different reactive tests exist and can be used to control water quality on a daily basis:
In order to control the quality of the water in the farm, it is necessary to keep the water system clean. To do so, the water circuit must be cleaned regularly, during each sanitary vacuum. It must be meticulous and take place in 3 steps:
Moreover, it is important to take care of the quality of this water circuit by purging it regularly and by cleaning the troughs daily.
Finally, in the case of vitamin products or other medicated products, it is important to clean the water circuit to avoid the proliferation of biofilm.