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Before You Start Your Hatchery Business

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In this write up, we will be answering questions that I have received from different poultry farmers across our different platforms  who are interested in delving into the business  of raising parent stock birds for the production of day old chicks . Hopefully, we will get to understand the concept of raising Breeder birds for supplies to other farmers.   How competitive is this sector of...

Setting Up A Day Old Chick Farm

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This is a continuation of the question and answer series of questions I was asked across the various poultry farmers’ platforms where I interact with other like minded farmers.     Question Which breed of parents stock is easy to raise ? In terms of maintenance, feeding, marketing ? As regards the breed of parent stock to raise it’s either you are going for layer breeder...

More Poultry Questions Answered

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Fumigation of hatchery and egg dipping what is it about, advantage and what could be used? What is the use of of formalin and Gentamycin? Fumigation of hatchable eggs is necessary to ensure that any microbial contaminant on the egg shells are decontaminated so as to prevent the infection of the embryo(potential chick) with diseases. There are some diseases that can be transmitted through...

Poultry Questions Answered

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As an expert in the area of parent stock poultry farming, I have taken it up on myself to treat a lot of begging questions that  requires answers in this aspect of poultry that very few people have deep understanding as well as technical expertise. Without any further delay, in this first series of questions and answers to parent stock breeding know how, I have answered some begging questions...

2018 Poultry Farming Year In Review

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365 days ago, when I wrote on the poultry farming season of the year 2017 and what should be expected in the year 2018, I expected a significant improvement in the overall poultry industry, and as expected, things took a huge turnaround in 2018. The 2018 poultry farming season to some extent was much more exciting for poultry famers compared to that of 2017. The extremely high cost of feed which...

Broodiness in chicken and how it can greatly affect Egg production

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Hello everyone, today’s topic will be dealing with a very sensitive issue in poultry farming that most farmers tend to over look Chicken Broodiness {and how it} can crash your egg production by almost 79%   Many at times a whole lot of farmers have never taken into cognizance the fact that chickens are naturally predestined to want to hatch their eggs all by themselves. Observing local...

How to tackle lice infestation in your chicken

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The infestation of lice can cause a lot of losses to the farmer in terms of egg production drop if not properly managed. In this write up we will discuss the best probable way to tackle lice infestation in your chicken before it gets out of hand. The issue of lice (an ectoparasite) starts with just few birds and then with time spreads and multiplies across other birds in the flock. But in most...

What goes on in the hatchery ; How your day old chicks are hatched

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Many at times, we as chicken  farmers usually have little knowledge about how our chicks are hatched.   The dearth of information about the series of activities on how chicks go through the different stages of handling before being Sold after hatching is the reason for coming up with this enlightening article. As poultry farmers, we all buy day old chicks but some who have never had the...

A comprehensive analysis of a Poultry business proposal

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We perused and analysed the business plan of an intending poultry farmer  to ensure that the right thing to do was done so as to prevent avoidable challenges in the course of eventual set up and operations. Below is the content of the review that was sent as a reply  to the investor. Details For the structure, I will advise you to rent a poultry farm, but if you  cannot see anyone to rent, you...

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

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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 government support...

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