Poultry Farming in Nigeria: Varying Opinions in the business   2 comments

Hear This:Do not invest a penny in the business until you acquire the right information that works.

I will state what i call ‘varying opinions’ They include:

1) The Feeding Plan
Some farmers feed the layer chickens once in day by pouring in all the feed for the day at once.Some feed the chickens twice daily(morning & afternoon) and others feed thrice(morning, afternoon& evening) daily.

2) Transition from Grower Mash to Layer Mash
When the chickens start to drop eggs, some farmers withdraw the growers mash immediately and convert to layers mash.Some wait till they are realizing 10% production before doing the conversion.Some wait till they get 50% egg production. Some base it on the number of weeks, not %. They just continue with the growers mash till about 26 weeks before conversion to layers mash.

3) Some farmers withdraw the growers mash all at once in one day. Some withdraw gradually by mixing 50% growers mash with 50% layers mesh for a few days, then 75%-25% for another period before full conversion to 100%.

The idea of pouring all the feed for the day in the feeders for the layers chickens, i think is not an excellent idea.You can do that for broilers, certainly not for layers especially in the laying phase because it can backfire.

When you pour in all the feed at once, you expose them chickens to excess feed and will over eat in the early hours. Excess feed in their body will be converted to excess fat which can block the egg sac and lead to decrease in egg production. The objective is not to overfeed or underfeed them.

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John Ayodele
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http://www.johnayodele.wordpress.com
Phone:+2348035978352

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2 responses to “Poultry Farming in Nigeria: Varying Opinions in the business

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  1. Hi, enjoying your posts. Keep them coming please. What about broilers? Are they fed just Grower feed? Any Idea on the pricing and availability of grower feed?

  2. This blog has actually reduced my fear of investing in poultry farming… Great This blog has actually reduced my fear of investing in poultry farming… Great This blog has actually reduced my fear of investing in poultry farming… Great This blog has actually reduced my fear of investing in poultry farming… Great job!

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