Poultry Farming in Nigeria: Best Period to Sell Your Old Layers   1 comment

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In the layers chicken business, you sell the chickens at the end of egg production. At the end of egg production, they are known as expired/spent layers or old layers as they are called in Nigeria. End of egg production occurs usually after about 12 -15 months of consistent egg production; when the overall egg production has fallen by less than 50%; when the income from egg production is inadequate to pay their feed bill, all things being equal. In these scenario, the old layers can be sold.

In Nigeria, the old layers chicken business is big business any day but has its peak period. During Christmas 2013, an old layers chicken sold for N900.00 to N1000.00 in Lagos markets. The Christmas season is the best period to earn the best prices from the sale of old layers. Besides this festive season, old layers are not in demand and are sold at lower prices if your chickens’ end of egg production falls in an off Christmas season.

How do you set the timing to sell your old layers to get the best prices?

Start with day old layers chickens around April to June in the year. Rear them for about 6 months to attain maturity to commence egg production. Produce eggs for about 12 -15 months, then sell during the Christmas season following the end of egg production. The revenue from the sales of the old layers can be used to start another chicken cycle for continuity.

For broilers chickens, start with day old chickens from around mid September to first week October. Rear for 12-14  weeks and start selling a few days to Christmas/New Year day. The heavier the weight, the more attractive the price.If you get the feeding techniques right(street knowledge), you can produce each for less than N1500.00 and sell for N2500.00

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John Ayodele




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  1. I am a farmer,,,,poultry,piggery and fishery,to say the truth this site is so educative as far as u have the vision of farming,,,,,,,

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