Vent Pecking in Poultry and How to Control them

It is not normal and this happens due to the following factors; 1) Stress 2) Inadequate spacing. 3) Mineral deficiency mostly protein deficiency 4) Too much or too little light (inadequate ventilation) 5) Idleness Therefore, birds react by pecking on each other so when blood comes out, all birds attack one bird and can be pecked to death. The solution to this problem includes the following processes: 1) Improving on spacing 2) Isolate those that have been pecked and Spray the wounds with Alamycin spray. 3) You can improve on…

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Poultry Farm Bio-security and Vaccination

Most farmers wonder: is it better to vaccinate birds against diseases or maintain strict bio-security measures and leave it that way. At least, this way one would save on expenses by choosing one and maximize profit instead of spending so much on both. In fact, a funny farmer once said: “why should the birds be vaccinated, if they can still succumb to the same disease?” So, it is very important to look at this with a critical eye for better understanding on how these topics affect our poultry farming experience.…

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Vaccination and Medication Schedule for Broilers

NOTE: When you want to do vaccination, you administer it with 1/4 of the total volume of drinking water of the birds per day. For example, if the birds drink 40 liters per day, use 10 liters for vaccination. Day 1- 5:                    Multivitamin + Antibiotics (20% Enrofloxacin e.g. Conflox) Day 5:                        1st Gumboro Vaccine Day 7:                        1st Lasota Vaccine Day 9 – 13:                Anticoccidiosis drug e.g. Dicoxin Plus Day 15: 2nd              Gumboro Vaccine Day 17: 2nd              Lasota Vaccine Day 29: 3rd               Gumboro Vaccine…

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The Major Causes of Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

Cannibalism causes a lot of loss to so many poultry farmers, not just the loss of cash return on investment but the pain associated with you standing and watching your birds peck each other to the point of killing themselves……….Awww!! If you have been faced with this challenge as a poultry farmer, am sure you will understand the pain as I do because i have faced it on my farm on different occasions to the extent that i had to monitor the causes and wish to share my findings with…

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All you need to know About Local Chicken

Do you have any idea how important Local chickens are? they play an important role in the livelihood of most rural families in Eastern Africa.  Despite increased use of commercial breeds by large-scale producers, around three-quarters of chicken in the region are indigenous breeds.  Facts about indigenous chicken The following are some of the basic facts you should know about indigenous chickens: -Meat and eggs are tastier and preferred by most consumers to those from commercial breeds. -Initial investment is less than that needed to keep commercial breeds. -More tolerant…

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