How Often to Feed your Birds

It is advisable to ensure that feeds do not finish completely in the feeding troughs at all times, therefore give them enough feeds at least two times in a day. Example: early in the morning and later in the afternoon. Also make sure that the quantity of feed served to them is such that will give all of them access to the feed. Sometimes most poultry farmers always want to know if it is good to serve birds feed at night. Well as in the case of layers, the quality…

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How to determine the quality of your feeds

Often times farmers always want to know how they can know if a particular feed is good or not for their birds. Well things that are not good in a feed ranges from bad quality ingredients, contaminated ingredients and bad milling environment. The best way to know the quality of your feed is to go for feed analysis and test for the contents of the feeds and for the possible microbes which may be present in the feeds. As for where you can do your feed testing, well feeds are…

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An Estimate of how much you will spend in feeding your birds

Generally poultry feeds take about 60%-70% of the total cost of raising a bird. For instance, to raise pullets from Day old to the point of lay, you are likely to have spent around N750 in Naira or its equivalence in your own currency per bird. So be prepared to 60%-70% of N750 Naira or its equivalence on the feeds. You can then multi[ly this by the number of birds you like to raise. Also note that starving birds for just an hour could lead to very high mortality in…

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How long you can store your poultry feeds for your birds

Generally it is not advisable that feeds are stored for long before they are given to the birds. First, buy feeds and feed ingredients from feed-mills that don’t store them for a very long time and a maximum of two weeks is strongly recommended for feeds to be stored by you before they are given to the birds. Also note that where the feeds are stored must be well aerated to prevent contamination, rain and excessive sunlight should not have access to the place where the feeds are stored. The…

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