You might be wondering how broiler production can make you a millionaire, I'll give you the break down of how you can do it if you have the means. In this article I'm going to give a complete guide on how to start a poultry farm that focuses on broilers production and make millions of naira. Starting a poultry farm that focuses on production of broilers for meet is not an easy going adventure but having the right information and guidance towards it can make one have value for his or her money.
Layer farming or chicken egg farming for egg production, though laborious is a very profitable and rewarding business. It's a business you could start on a small-scale with as little as 250 birds and grow as you start to make profits. The term layer refers to hens that are kept because of their ability to lay eggs.
Eggs come from hens raised specifically to lay eggs, but chickens that are raised for meat are called “broilers. The first thing to consider in the pursuit of these is your capital. No doubt anybody that's looking forward to generate such amount of money should be ready to spend. You can make much better money from meat. Usually, chickens grow to the market size in 48 days. If your chicken is fully grown, the wholesale price for it is N1,500 to N2,000, but you can sell it for N2,000 or N2,500. If you sell 10 thousand chickens, they will bring you N 20 million naira.
Successful brooding of chicks for selling takes about six good weeks, its notreally a clean job because you will have to do cleaning of dirt's and bird waste, Hygiene is very important in poultry, infact The secret of succeeding in broiler Production is hygiene. The hygiene involve how you take care of them by the kind of feed you give them. failure to do so might lead to deaths of this broilers which means youre bound to lose.
When feeding them make sure you feed them on time and never over feed or underfeed them and always be on time, and alsoin a hygienic way to avoid diseases. and incase diseases like COCCIDIOSIS infects them make sure you vaccinate them on regular basis to make them immune to some disease.
Here are the steps to start poultry farming business:
- Take time to learn the tricks of the business.
- Decide on broiler breeding or egg breeding or both and have your investment ready.
- Set the location of your farm.
- Put up a poultry farm structure.
- Procure equipment for the poultry farm.
- Workers for the poultry.
Here are five (5) ways to increase broilers weight:
- Sort the broilers according to their body size and weight.
- Formulate and give them an excellent broiler feed.
- Use broiler growth promoter or enhancer.
- Avoid starving the broiler chickens.
- Procure quality broiler chicks from reputable sources.
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