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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...

Should I purchase point of lay or I brood myself?

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Should I purchase point of lay or I brood myself?   I will say this question is a battle between Source and experience. When it comes to this issue, the decision mainly lies on the experience of a farmer as regards brooding chicks and the quality and source of the point of lay birds with respect to purchasing POLs. More expressly put, brooding is a technical sequence of proper management...

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...

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...

Importance of Record Keeping In Poultry Farming

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        If you are a serious poultry farmer who means business when it comes to raising chickens, then one of the indispensable practice of poultry farming business that you should possess is a good record keeping habit. Apart from just having records, it has to be frequently updated capturing almost every single activity that occur on your poultry farm. It could either be in form of hard copy...

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

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    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 know if your monetary...

Setting Up A Parent Stock Poultry Breeding Farm – A Diary

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            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 up his Parent Stock...

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