Owing to the increasing demand for chicken, eggs and the quest for self employment, many people are going into poultry farming. Some have succeeded while due to poor planning, others have failed. They have failed due to their failure to plan. If you are planning or you are already into poultry farming and you wish to grow it big, there are factors you need to consider.
One of the factors one has to consider is the type of birds one wants to keep. This is vital as other factors are dependent on it. The housing system, feeds, equipment and facilities the farmer may require for this venture are dependent on the type of birds to be kept. Chicken can be kept for their eggs or meat (layers or broilers) and recently, poultry farmers are earning much returns.
It is said that by building a good housing system, one solves more than 40% of all poultry rearing problems. Chicken must be shielded from hostile weather conditions such as cold, rain, sun and wind. Safety from predators such as snakes , rodents , dogs and others should also be considered in putting up a house unit. It is therefore important to confine them in modern structures.
A poultry shed should be sufficiently ventilated to allow in enough oxygen for the birds. Wire mesh can be used for the walls of the shed and it is vital that the number of birds do not exceed the space capacity of the shed. Overpopulation affects the birds’ health and increases disease incidences.
It is also important to have the necessary poultry equipment and facilities. This is supposed to be done before the chickens are brought. Some of the necessary equipment include; feeders, drinkers, culling cage (for sick birds), heat source (for chicks), egg crates (for layer) , incubators for hatching eggs and so on. Based on the type and number of birds you choose to keep, you need to buy sufficient equipment in advance before getting the chickens.
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