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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...

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...

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

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Still On Day 1 activities Summary of activities ….Vaccination, medication, Seromonitoring , weighing Back to our farm , we ensured th the feed had already been served and also vitamins had been introduced in water to stimulate the appetite of the chicks . Some thousands of female parent stock of Isa brown layer breeder Chicks  with  about 11 percent male ratio to the female(though we will need...

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...

Blood Stained Eggs – Probable Causes and Solutions

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Many atimes, i have met a couple of poultry farmers who have asked me questions like  “Please some of my birds find it difficult to lay with blood stains on the egg. What could have been the cause and solution? I have taken my time to come up with a comprehensive write up as regards this issue. And i hope we poultry farmers would learn a lotta new things as they read up. Its just 3 minutes...

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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