The arrival of day-old chicks on the farm is a critical period at which husbandry practices can impact the chick’s first week of development. The laying of Intra Chickpaper guides chicks to feed and water sources to stimulate immediate feeding and drinking. This prevents the use of the residual yolk as an energy sources, which can instead be used for critical intestinal and immune development.
Splayed legs in chicks is a condition that occurs in newly hatched chicks. It is caused by a weakness or injury in the tendons of the feet and legs. When evident at hatch, the causes may be due to a poor chick position inside the egg or an improper incubator temperature.
The most common cause for day-old chicks is when a brooder floor is too slippery and the young baby chick’s legs slip, causing tendon injury in the legs. Based on a new innovative technology the surface of Intra Chickpaper has been developed with optimal texture. It has been roughed to meet the important criteria to give the chicken feet and legs an optimal stability, grip and safety.
It can be concluded that upon using Intracare’s Chickpapers there is at least a 2 times lower risk on slipping compared to newspaper, craft paper and plastic!
Intra Chickpaper is fully degradable
The product fully disintegrates and degrades to prevent the need for removal.
Intra Chickpaper is available in 3 types:
Nowadays it is common practice at the start of a new broiler round to lay Intra Chickpaper (on top of bedding) underneath the drinking lines and apply pre-starter feed on the paper. Intra Chickpaper will not only provide hygienic benefits in the chick’s first days of life by absorbing the first droppings and prevent litter picking, but also stimulates early feed intake. The rustling noise of the Intra Chickpaper triggers the sensory system of the chicks and guides them to the required feed and drinking water.