MAKING A SUCCESSFUL POULTRY BUSINESS
Ensure Proper and Healthy Housing of The Birds:
The most important factor to consider is that the poultry housing system and fencing options. Poultry housing system determines up to the 40% of the success rate you able to achieve in poultry farming. A good housing system is most important purpose for your business. The housing system is commonly used in poultry farming are:
o Extensive system: Fold and range unit;
o Semi Intensive system: Standard semi-intensive unit and straw yard;
o Intensive system: 1) Deep litter; 2) Wire and slated floor; 3) Straw yard; 4) Battery cage
a. Free Range System: Under the free range of poultry farming system, chickens are allowed to visit roam around on their own in search for food. Most of this case this system cannot be used as commercially in poultry farming because it has high level of risks involved.
b.Deep Litter System: This system may have spreading wood shavings and saw dust on a concrete on the ground with the all chickens placed on the floor and the dust may serving as a ‘cushion’ for them. The dust may be changed regularly, either by removing and replacing it or by layering. Deeply the litter system is used by a lot of poultry farmers because it has increased the efficiency rate and makes it easier to manage the large flocks of birds than the other process but it allows for the faster spread of diseases when there has an outbreak and also makes it more difficult to fish out of unproductive birds.
c. Battery Cage System: As for the battery cage system, metal cages are constructed inside the building of a house of birds. The cages are usually split into different compartments to the house of a small groups of birds. The cage also contains feeding and water troughs are as well as laying nests.This process is considered as the most effectiveness for more eggs production but the major downside of this method is that it is more expensive to process of construction and maintaining of compared to the other forms of poultry housing systems.
If you are the owner of a running poultry farm for commercial purposes and your intention is only getting the best outcome of your business, with respect to high birds’ productivity and efficiency, then you should be able to consider the housing your birds using and the intensive system. Remember that per three housing system has its own advantages and also have disadvantages. Lastly, your poultry farm housing structure should be built at a particular angle that taking sunlight and wind into a consideration.
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