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The rearing farm
Chicken production begins at a rearing farm. The rearing farm produces a healthy flock of birds to lay eggs which will be sent to a hatchery.
A range of breeds are reared on the farm. One day old chicks are brought to the farm and are fed a special diet, along with water.
The birds are weighed regularly to keep an eye on their health. The birds are also given medicine to protect them from diseases.The health and welfare of the chickens is very important to the farmer. To keep the chickens healthy the workers wear protective clothing, change and clean their boots and clean their hands.
The birds and the equipment are checked at least three times a day to make sure the chickens are being kept in good conditions.