Coccidiosis Disease, Symptoms and Prevention

Coccidiosis disease affects chicks at an early age between 3 – 4weeks old or more depending on the type involved. Symptoms: Chicks affected by coccidiosis disease will always close their eyes with feathers flying over and will not be able to feed or drink well as usual. There may also be bloody droppings, pale comb and ceasation of egg production in layers. Prevention:  Poultry farmers should ensure that litter are dried at all times. There should not be spillage of water on the floor. see also: Newcastle Disease, Symptoms and…

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Newcastle Disease, Symptoms and Prevention

Newcastle disease has for several years been recognized as a leading cause of loss to poultry farmers, it’s deadly to birds. In laying birds, Newcastle disease may cause a temporary stoppage of egg production lasting 4-6weeks. Symptoms: These symptoms are usual in chicks and adult birds for instance: gasping, coughing and rattling in the windpipe, followed in 1 or 2days by characteristic nervous symptoms such as paralysis of legs or wings, twisting of head and neck. On post mortem examination, there is nothing to differentiate Newcastle disease form other respiratory…

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Gumboro Disease, Symptoms and Prevention

Gumboro Disease threatens poultry farmers mostly because it is a killer type of disease. It is an acute infectious disease that is common with chicks of 3-6 weeks old. Gumboro disease disturbs the growth of broilers in most severe manners. Symptoms: Birds infected with Gumboro disease would not be able to feed well and start to pass out watery whitish diarrhea. The feathers would become ruffled and appear very sluggish. Prevention:  To prevent the outbreak of Gumboro disease, you must make sure that you improve your sanitary measures by disinfecting…

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Layers or Broilers which One is More Profitable in Poultry Farming? Find Out!

Layers or Broilers which One is More Profitable in Poultry Farming? Find Out!

Now let us first take a close look at their unique characteristics before deciding which one among layers or broilers is more profitable in poultry farming. 1) LAYERS They are birds that basically focus on the production of eggs, so if you’re going into Layers production in poultry farming just know you are going be focusing more on egg production. It can either be fertilize eggs or non-fertilize eggs. If you’re going into hatchery and incubation of eggs to chick, then you will have to consider fertilization, and this is…

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How to Make Good Money from Africa’s love of Poultry Chicken and Eggs

How to Make Good Money from Africa’s love of Poultry Chicken and Eggs

According to Research, Poultry farming in Africa is one of the biggest business opportunities on the continent. Africa’s love for poultry meat and eggs has grown at a staggering pace. Every year, the continent imports more than two million metric tons of poultry products valued at nearly US$3 billion to meet domestic demand. In 2012 alone, more than five million tons of poultry meat and two million tons of eggs were consumed in Africa. Africa’s love for chicken and eggs is increasing with the size of its rapidly growing population.…

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6 Ways to Enhance Egg Production and Maximize Profits on Layers

6 Ways to Enhance Egg Production and Maximize Profits on Layers

A lot of poultry farmers always complain to me that they have lost so much money on their poultry farming businesses and often times they ask me how they can enhance either their layers egg production or how to maximize their profits on layers poultry farming. This regular challenge and panic from my people motivated me to produce this ultimate guide for you which is why today, we are going to be discussing about the 6 Ways to Enhance Egg Production and Maximize Profits on Layers Poultry Farming. Poultry profit…

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Daily Feed Requirements for each Growth Stage of the Birds

Guidelines for The First 7 Days of Brooding Day-Old Chicks

Farmers should maintain the right feed quantities for chicken at each stage of growth as shown below: — An egg-laying chicken requires 130-140g of feed per day. — A chick requires a minimum 60g per day. If they finish their daily rations, give them fruit and vegetable cuttings to ensure they feed continuously. — Young chickens (or pullets) which are about to start laying eggs should be fed 60g for 2 and ½ months and then put on layer diet (140g per day). Supplement the feed with vegetables, edible plant…

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Chickens Open Wide for Gelatin Bead Vaccine

Guidelines for The First 7 Days of Brooding Day-Old Chicks

Making sure all newborn chicks are vaccinated right out of the hatchery isn’t always easy. Some birds may be missed by standard poultry vaccination methods and consequently, left with little defense against intestinal diseases. Developed by scientists at the Agricultural Research Service, a new vaccine delivery system to prevent diseases like coccidiosis may be more appetizing to birds than traditional methods. Coccidiosis, a common and costly poultry disease, is caused by tiny, single-celled parasites. These parasites, which belong to the genus Eimeria, live and multiply in the intestinal tract and…

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Poultry Management during Winter (Cold)

 Winter season has great effect on poultry production by lowering the temperature of surrounding. During winter when temperature goes down below 55ºF, various problems like reduction egg production, reduction in water intake, reduction in fertility and hatchability etc occurs. Therefore the management of poultry during winter is an important concern for poultry farmers. The following points should be considered to get better production from poultry during winter season: Orientation of house Ventilation Litter Management Feed Management Water Management 1.Orientation of House Poultry house should be designed in such a way…

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HOW TO IMPROVE FERTILE EGG SURVIVAL RATE

HOW TO IMPROVE FERTILE EGG SURVIVAL RATE

Fertilization marks the beginning of a new life but is by no means a guarantee of a long one, as the journey is full of obstacles. Stress, genetic factors, diseases or nutritional deficiencies may all kill the embryo before the egg is laid. The newly laid egg is then exposed to another set of risks: the conditions under which it cools down from the hen’s body temperature to the ambient conditions in the nest, the time this takes, mechanical factors, chemicals, infections and even disinfection are all hurdles to overcome.…

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Steps to Combat Heat Stress in Birds

The aim of adopting measures to combat heat stress is not only to keep birds alive but also to get production out of them to achieve targeted figures i.e. number of egg from layers and a better body weight at particular age with specific FCR in broilers. The following steps will help to combat heat stress in birds: Housing Management Water Management Feed Management General Management 1.Housing Management a) Orient the long axis of poultry house in an east-west direction to minimize solar heating and directed access to sunlight. b)…

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