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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Routine Activities for better Poultry Production Performance

Routine activities are those activities which are carries out on daily, weekly and even on monthly basis. This is where some farmers or farm managers do mix a lot of things together just because they don’t know what to do either on daily, weekly and even on monthly basis. But dear readers, don’t panic you are at the right place at this time. In this article I will explain in details the activities you will need to carry out on your farm that will make your birds thrives well, that…

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How to Raise Ostrich for AgriBusiness

Ostrich belongs to the family of giant birds known as Struthio camelus; Ostrich is a wild bird that modern science has succeeded in domesticating. The Ostrich is the largest ever-living bird. Although flightless, the bird is able to take 3.5m (12-feet) strides and to run at a sustained speed of 50 km/h (30mph) for 15 minutes or more in short distance run, it may reach 70km/h (43mph) especially, when escaping from predators. The head is small, with large eyes and a short, flat bill. Its body is covered with large,…

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How to Increase Egg Production in Commercial Layers

Before you can think of increasing your egg production, you first need to be aware of how to handle and understand the following factors on your commercial layers: You need to have a clear knowledge about the production capabilities of your flocks. You must be aware of how to gauge the number of eggs that your flocks can produce and obviously the factors that are affecting the egg production rate. You have to identify the hens, which are egg laying chickens, which are not laying hens. And when you have…

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