15 MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER POULTRY PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL

15 MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER POULTRY PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL

Achieving good bird, barn and gut health requires operational excellence and attention to detail. A combination of quality nutrition, veterinary guidance, and increased consideration of barn and bird management will help to ensure birds have the best possible chance to perform at their maximum potential. The acronym “FLAWS” has commonly served as a reminder to check feed, light, litter, air, water, (bio)security, sanitation, space and staff. FLAWS actually serves as a detailed approach to best management practices, not only during brooding but throughout the life of the flock. Some critical…

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How to Treat the Soil for Snail (Soil Treatment for Snail Farming)

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Snail Farm Site

The following steps are the methods of treating your soil before introducing them into your snail pen to stock your snails on: The basic ways to carry out this soil treatment operation for your snails include the following methods: Get your big pot and make a fire. Put your pot on it, pour in the soil, stir around and make sure all part of soil is hot, continue turning till satisfied that whatever harmful insects or bacteria in the soil is totally dead. Then you bring it down and spread…

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Best Method of Construction of Pen (Snailery) and the ideal Size

How to Choose a Snail Farming System

The type of snail pen depends on a number of factors which include: 1. The scale of the snail farming enterprise; 2. The type of snails farming i.e. In-door or Out-door; 3. The stage of development and habits of the snails. Size of Snail Pen: A snail pen can be large or small depending on how many snails the farmer wants to raise. For a new farmer, it is advisable to start with a small pen. He would need fewer materials and fewer snails for this. As he becomes more…

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The Right Location and Environment to Setup a Snail Farm

Factors to Consider when Choosing a Snail Farm Site

Site Selection Because of the high dehydration level of snails, the farm must be located in a less windy environment else, the moisture-loss rate of the snails would be high, which would subsequently lead to a highly dehydrated state for the animal. Keeping them away from windy environments would prevent them from losing water quickly. The perfect environment for your snail farm would be an area with adequate trees (vegetation), usually located downhill. Planting crops like mangoes, bananas, and a few others around the farm would be wise, to reduce…

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Introduction to Snail Farming as a Lucrative Business

Climatic and Environmental Requirements for Snails

What are Snails? Snails are animals with shells that have the ability to retract into their shell and also craw. The local name for snail in Nigeria is Igbin or Eju. There are so many species/breeds of snails in Nigeria and the world, but the types we are looking at here are the ones that are suitable for commercial Purpose in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Snail is an animal a mollusc with a single spiral shell into which the whole body can be withdrawn. They are usually found…

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Amazing Advantages of Snail Farming

Amazing Advantages of Snail Farming

Below are some of the basic amazing advantages of snail farming business in agriculture: 1. Snail shells serves as calcium used for animal feeds. 2. Snail farming require little land or space. 3. Snail feeds are cheap and readily available. 4. Snail farming in Nigeria is not capital intensive. 5. Snail farming is easy to run. 6. Snail doesn’t require too much attention like other agricultural practices or livestock thereby making it easy to run part time. 7. Snail farming requires little or no man power or labor. 8. Snail…

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Equipment and Tools Used for Snail Farming Business

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

Some of the basic equipment’s and tools that are being used for snail farming business include but not limited to the following materials: 1. Tank for water 2. Watering cans 3. Hand trowel 4. Rake 5. Shovel 6. Weighing scale (digital preferably) 7. Buckets 8. Feeders 9. Pipe or hose 10.Humidity monitor, Soil pH meter.

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Benefits of Snail Farming as a Lucrative Business

Seasonal and Daily Management Practices for Snail

Some of the basic things I love so much about snail farming business is the fact that it is less stressful when compared to other livestock farming operations like poultry, pig farming etc. amazing right? Lol! Funny enough, using the right management practices you will also discover that the profit margin among them is really not that much as snail farming is also a very lucrative business as well as other animal husbandry businesses. Today we are going to be discussing about the benefits of snail farming business and why…

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Processing and Consumption of Snail Meat

All you need to know about Archatina Marginata Breed of Snail

1.         Processing 1.1       Harvesting and storage The age and size at which snails should be collected from the snailery obviously depends on the farming objective: whether the snails are grown for personal use or for the market. Snails grown for personal use can be harvested according to the farmer’s needs; whereas customer preferences dictate the optimum size and consequently age of snails harvested for the market. Snails usually need to grow for at least one year to reach their proper size and weight. It is recommended to harvest snails by…

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Comprehensive Guide on How to Care for and Hatch Snail Eggs

Reproduction in snail is actually a very interesting process as it is very fascinating and slightly weird process. Snails are usually hermaphrodites (they can be both male and female), so to get the snail eggs, all you need is a couple of adult snails. Their mating process is rather aggressive but you should not intervene if you want it to be successful. Meanwhile depending on the species, the amount of eggs might be different. Usually, it is about 50-100 eggs, so be prepared for lots of tiny baby snails! Below,…

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