Poultry Farming : Know This…Before You Set Up Your Farm   8 comments

Are you a Nigerian? Are you interested in Chicken Farming?

I wish to share with you my little knowledge and farm experience in Poultry Farming.This blog targets those, especially Nigerians who wish to invest in poultry farming business and who need accurate information and guidance about how to go about it.

Poultry farming is one of the most viable businesses any one can do either on a small or large scale. The bulk of Nigeria’s poultry needs is met by imports either directly or by smugglers which confirms the existence of a large market.The present high cost of chicken and eggs indicate the level of scarcity of the products. Besides the ready market awaiting the products, all the needed materials including feed and machinery are locally available here in Nigeria.

On this blog, you will be presented with sincere facts about the business, the beautiful as well as the ugly aspects of the business to give you a balanced opinion to make up your mind.You will see the two sides of the coin very clearly.

Setting up a poultry farm, the following are essential:
1) The chickens have special needs and you as a chicken farmer should be prepared to do what it takes to meet their needs.If you cannot, better to find another business.

2)Set up and operational costs (Cost Analysis)
You need to know the start-up and operational costs of the poultry venture before you start it. Some start foolishly,then get stuck and stranded along the way.The chickens don’t listen to your stories that there is no money to feed them.You must find the money quickly else you lose the whole investment.

3) It is essential that you understand the important and essential aspects of chicken farming which work together to make a profitable farm a reality.What has been posted on this blog is only the tip of the ice in poultry farming.There is much more detail to learn to be able to do well in it.There are essential management issues about the business which must be clearly understood and not to be taken for granted

4) See the business as an investment and pay serious attention to it.

5) Understand chicken housing design and minimum floor space requirements. Get it right before you start else you are in trouble.

6) The management of the farm and the chicken stock are crucial elements. Get an informed, capable and trusted person to manage the farm. Know how to manage the stock of chickens.If you cannot, please look for another less sensitive business.

John Ayodele


8 responses to “Poultry Farming : Know This…Before You Set Up Your Farm

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  1. Dear john ayodele, i like your comment on poultry farm mgt, keep it up. – Toluwalase 08057354461


  2. I believe this is among the most vital info for me. And i’m happy reading your article. But wanna statement on few common issues, The website taste is wonderful, the articles is in point of fact great : D. Excellent process, cheers


  3. Hello Ayo,
    Thank you very much for taking up d chalenge of leadrship.
    I must say stumbling into your blog site is the best thing that has ever happened to me in recent times.
    Your info came at the right time when am making plans to stat up my own poultry farm. Can’t wait to lay my hands on ur manuals.
    Good job bro.


  4. Dear mr Ayo,
    Your post on here is so very explicit and I give u great kudos,meanwhile I’ll want to ask this,do you have a complete manual for poultry farming(layers)??where and how can I get it ?please I’m in love with your blog here..I’m a new starter to this business and I need all the advice I can get from you.
    Thanks so much for your anticipated support


    bolajoko olufemi
  5. Check your email box for the reply


  6. Hi Ayodele,
    Thanks for your articles, I stumble on your blog while trying to gather information on how to set up a poultry farm, pls i need every detail for this project, how can I get your materials, where can I get the necessary equipment that will not cost me a fortune. I want to go into it on a full time business scale.
    Will definitely appreciate your reply. Thanks.


  7. I commend you for the great job you are doing on your blog.
    May the Lord Countinue to enrich your knowledge so that you can impart more on your followers to enable them do greater exploits.I just stumbled on your blog this afternoon.
    I am about starting a poulty with 1000 pullets.
    Do you have fairly used battery cages that are in good condition?
    Would like to know if they are automated and how many chickens the cage will contain.
    Kindly send the pictures.
    Thank you and God bless.


  8. Thanks for your sharing, it is very useful for me.


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