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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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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POULTRY FARMING AND ADVERSE SEASON AS A STRESSOR

Broiler Finisher Mash Feed Formula

The environment can be defined as the combination of external conditions which have an impact on animals and humans. Perhaps the most important physiological response of poultry to the environment is the constant maintenance of a homoeothermic state during exposure to extreme ambient temperatures. Environmental stress causes adverse effects on performance of poultry. There are different types of stressors, namely: Climatic stress which may be either a Heat stress or Cold stress. Management stress which includes Excess light, Wet litter and Poor ventilation. Nutritional stress which may either include excess…

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AMINO ACIDS IN POULTRY NUTRITION – Types, Importance, Concept of Ideal Protein and the Principle of Limiting Amino Acids

What are Amino Acids? Amino acids are essential nutrients for both humans and animals. They are the basic blocks of protein, the major component of muscle, and therefore the meat that most animals are grown for. Protein is the single most important nutrient in the body, making up to about 17% of the nutrients. Also, proteins are the second most costly component of the diet apart from energy. Amino acids are needed by the chicken for optimal growth and performance. So, the quality of protein in a chicken diet will…

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Fowl Pox Issues among Birds and how to prevent it

Most mistakes some poultry farmers make is trying to inject their birds themselves, always consult your consultant for a proper vaccination and the effectiveness of your vaccines on your birds depends largely on the proper vaccination measure used. Some poultry farmers always experience this and some even tell me that “I have given fowl pox vaccine to my birds but I will still see them having swollen eyes and combs with some black spots” What can you say about that? Well there are three major possibilities for this problem; first,…

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Bird flu in the Poultry Farm and How to tackle it

Often times I smile when some intending farmers walk up to me and tell me that they would love to raise birds but that they are afraid of bird flu, well you don’t need to be afraid of bird flu because it is just like any other diseases of poultry. The reason why there is a lot of noise about it is because it can affect human beings. Therefore rather than being afraid, try and know all the possible ways of preventing the disease from your farm. Thou as at…

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Importance of Antibiotics and How Often to Administer them to your Birds

Antibiotics are targeted against particular disease conditions and are supposed to be used only when there is such disease at hand. So, it is not supposed to be used routinely. Use antibiotics for your birds only when they are sick and that should be under that supervision of your Doctor/Expert. However, there are times when antibiotics are used for prevention but even at that, let an expert guide you to know when and the type of drug to use. For some farmers who may wish to know if they can…

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Worm infestation in Poultry: Signs, How Often to De-worm and the Drug to Use

Often times poultry farmers ask how they would know if their birds are suffering from worm infestation, well the signs that will show you if your birds are suffering from worm infestation include loss of weight, their faeces may turn brown, may be blood-stained or live worms may be seen in their faeces. As for how often to de-worm your birds, it is recommended that you de-worm them first at 8 weeks, then subsequently you de-worm them once in every 2-3 months depending on your management system. Regarding the right…

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Importance of Vaccination, How to get Vaccines and List of all Vaccines

Some farmers say that they have raised some number of birds in the past without vaccinating them and lost only very few then they ask if vaccination is necessary? Well, I like to say lucky you. The fact you should know about vaccines is that they are not to cure diseases, rather they are to prevent diseases. This means that it is possible whether you use vaccines or not for diseases not to come. If diseases decide to come, then your vaccination will help a great deal in stopping them…

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Difference between Vaccines and Drugs and How Often to Vaccinate Birds

Vaccines are biological of which when administered produce antibodies against disease-causing organisms in the body of the animals while drugs are chemical substances of which when administered to the animals destroys the disease-causing organisms in the body of the animals thus curing the animals the infected diseases. Vaccines are only used in disease prevention while drugs can both prevent and cure diseases. There are already scheduled times when vaccines can be given to birds on their age. It is therefore advisable that as you are purchasing your Day Old Chicks…

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