The Crucial Importance Of The First One Week In Brooding Your Day Old Chicks.

The Crucial Importance Of The First One Week In Brooding Your Day Old Chicks.

             Good start in pullet or broiler in order to be able to realize the full genetic potential of a bird begins with the first one week of the life of such bird.                      day-old-chicks            A typical poultry farmer is interested in optimum performance of his bird which would turn to maximum profits .And as such the best time...

Posted on April 16, 2018Read More

Poultry Farming In Nigeria. Important Advise to Intending and Starter Farmers

Poultry Farming In Nigeria. Important Advise to Intending and Starter Farmers

    One of the so many reasons why poultry farmers struggle is not conducting a feasibility study before starting up. No matter how small it may be, you should try to estimate in terms of potential income expectation, feed cost which takes a large chunk of percentage in the investment as well as farm structures to erect before starting the farm . That is only how you will...

Posted on April 11, 2018Read More

Causes of Delay In Onset Of Lay By Your Chicken

Causes of Delay In Onset Of Lay By Your Chicken

        A farmer recently in one of our poultry farmers group asked a question, he was bothered and lamenting that his birds were yet to start laying even at 22 weeks of age (loss of potential revenue) and had to open up. The question was….   Why have birds shifted their laying weeks from 18-19wks to 22wks? Genetically bred.. they are bound to lay at 18...

Posted on April 06, 2018Read More

Causes And Management of Lameness (leg problem) in Broilers Part II

Causes And Management of Lameness (leg problem) in Broilers Part II

        Lameness is a persistent problem in broiler flock, mainly faced after 2nd week of age. It is a multidimensional problem that occurs either :First , if feed is deficient in Vitamin D or the weather is hot , then the 2nd possible cause can be infectious caused by Mycoplasma synoviae (Synovitis) , 3rd cause can be management ; wet litter can cause lameness leading to...

Posted on April 01, 2018Read More

Causes and management of lameness(Leg problem) in broilers (PART 1)

Causes and management of lameness(Leg problem) in broilers (PART 1)

The hot season is here, our birds are consuming less and unsurprisingly, a whole lot of poultry farmers in Nigeria have been persistently complaining about the issue of leg problems/birds not been able to stand or walk (lameness).It should not surprise you that with the advancements in the genetics of broilers combined with improvement in poultry diet, enhanced feed conversion...

Posted on March 28, 2018Read More

Basic and Simple Practical ways to manage heat stress in birds during hot weather seasons II

Basic and Simple Practical ways to manage heat stress in birds during hot weather seasons II

Serve During The Cooler Period of the Day During the early part of the day when the weather is cool , it is advisable to take advantage of the cool weather to serve the birds ,because as the environmental temperature increases and get hotter the birds generate more heat from their body, so feeding them during the hot weather would only compound the problem as they wold...

Posted on March 24, 2018Read More

Basic and Simple Practical ways to manage heat stress in birds during hot weather seasons.

Basic and Simple Practical ways to manage heat stress in birds during hot weather seasons.

It has been a very hot and dry weathered period as the heat has really taken its toll on most farmers’ flock. Whether you are rearing broilers or layers , no thanks to global warming over the past few years there is every possibility that you would be affected by this uninviting heat that we have all been experiencing of recent. Those who have young chicks would most...

Posted on March 20, 2018Read More

How to Set Up and Raise Parent Stock birds – Diary Series II

How to Set Up and Raise Parent Stock birds  -  Diary Series II

  Aight.. so i will continue from the previous write up   Still On Day 1 activities Summary of activities ….Vaccination, medication, Seromonitoring , weighing Back to my diary, we had already served the feed and vitamins in water to stimulate the chicks’ appetite .We stocked some thousands of female parent stock of Isa brown layer breeders and about 12...

Posted on March 16, 2018Read More

Setting Up A Parent Stock Poultry Breeding Farm – A Diary

Setting Up A Parent Stock Poultry Breeding Farm - A Diary

            I once wrote some general poultry farming articles in a public forum some couple years ago on nairaland,and i received a couple of mails, calls , comments and the likes from people who were specifically interested in knowing about the art of parent stock farming in poultry. i.e Production of hatchable eggs/day old chicks . Infact one of them successfully set...

Posted on March 12, 2018Read More

2017 In Retrospect : The Not So Rosy Poultry Farming Year In Review….

2017 In Retrospect : The Not So Rosy Poultry Farming Year In Review....

If there was any year when poultry farming was practiced at an all time low…then the events of the poultry farming year 2017 will be one that many poultry farmers including the big players would never wish to experience again. It was a year full of chicken farmer’s complaints, low patronage, losses, little profit/break even making, high costs of production, lack of...

Posted on March 06, 2018Read More