Poultry Farming: Common Mistakes That Spoil The Business (1)   Leave a comment

Poor Farm Location
You are welcome to my acclaimed poultry blog where i share my little skills and experience in poultry farming business for the benefit of anyone who has ears to hear, who can believe and can apply what he learns here.if you are new to poultry farming, you are advised to read the 40+ articles on this blog as a starting point.

Poultry farming business is a viable and lucrative business in Nigeria and used to be one of the most feared or dreaded. i acknowledge that there are sweet and bitter aspects in this business but the bitter aspects can be managed if you have the right information to manage them. The  details of the sweet and bitter aspects of this business have been fully discussed in the previous 40+ posts.

Talking about a business that has a guaranteed market, a steady and rising demand for its products and a business that has no religious or cultural taboos in Nigeria,and potential for good returns on investment, it is poultry farming business especially the chicken aspect ie the layers, broilers and cockerels.

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I want to talk about what makes a good location for success in poultry farming which is an area where some have had problems which affected the business. A good farm site is crucial to success in the business. There are many factors to take note of in site selection.

A good farm location must not have been used for poultry farming for about 5 years previously.The location should be situate near a source of regular and clean water.Flowing streams and deep wells are good but ponds are not good.The land should have a gentle slope that can drain water. A flat terrain may be bad if it cannot drain water and a hilly land that suffers from erosion is not good.

To be continued
John Ayodele
Phone +2348035978352


Poultry Farming in Nigeria: How to Boost Egg Production   1 comment

How to increase egg production in layers chickens

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I have received calls from some farmers who complained about poor egg production from their layers chickens.

There are various factors that can be responsible for poor egg production in layers chickens and include the following:
• Parasites
• Sudden changes in light
• Diseases
• Excessive medication
• Vaccination stress reactions
• Cannibalism
• Infections
• Sanitation and hygiene related issues
• Inadequate floor spacing and ventilation challenges
• Poor feeding and poor watering

 Parasites
Poultry parasites are either internal or external and pose serious discomfort to the chickens and can cause failing health for them.
The internal parasites are the worms that hinder the growth and development and also cause a drop in egg production by feeding on the chickens.

The external parasites are lice and mites. The lice live under their wings while the mites live in cracks and openings during the day but come out at night to feast on the chickens by sucking their blood and causing great discomfort.

The solution to parasites is to deworm the chickens regularly and use appropriate medication to treat them against the external parasites.

 Sudden change in lightning
The lighting should be steady and sudden flashes of light and frequent interruption of light should be avoided as these adversely affect egg production.
Also, sudden loud noises around the farm can frighten the chickens and can hinder egg production.

 Diseases
Diseases are the major cause of drop in egg production in layers chickens. The health administration should be handled meticulously by trained personnel. Chicken health is sensitive. Sick chickens are to be isolated in a sick bay for treatment and recuperation. The vaccine plan must be strictly adhered to.

 Vaccine stress reaction
Some of the vaccines administered to the chickens can create negative reactions in the chickens such as stress. Therefore anti-stress drugs should be administered before and after the administration of certain types of vaccines.

 Excessive medication
Excessive medication should also be avoided because the chickens may become drug dependent. Excessive medication can affect egg turnover. Therefore, drugs should be given when necessary and over medication in volume and frequency must be avoided.

 Cannibalism
Cannibalism occurs when chickens confined in the same pen peck on each others toes, back and feathers causing serious injuries.
Suggested solutions are as follows:
Ensure adequate floor spacing based on the recommended floor spacing
Ensure the chicken pen is adequately ventilated
Ensure the feed contains enough salt
Ensure balanced feeding and watering
Ensure uniform light spacing
De-beak the birds at the appropriate times
Isolate injured birds as quickly as possible not to infect the rest

 Infections
Ensure that you purchase healthy stock of chickens with proven health status free from any infections when starting the farm

 Sanitation
Ensure high hygienic standards as chickens do not perform well in unclean environs

 Inadequate floor spacing
Adequate floor spacing prevents overcrowding and poor ventilation is a serious health hazard. Therefore, the pens must be properly ventilated without blocking the sources of air and light.

 Poor feeding and poor watering
Ensure balanced feeding
Avoid sudden changes in feeding formula
Avoid over feeding the chickens
Avoid water starvation as it will surely lead to drop in egg production

John Ayodele
Phone: +2348035978352

My 9 Unique How-to-Setup a Poultry Farm Manuals For Starters   1 comment

I, John Ayodele welcome you to this highly rated and acclaimed poultry blog for Nigerians that teaches what it takes to do chicken farming successfully with the barest minimum upset and smile to the bank

The unique poultry reports and manuals below in p.d.f have generated many unique testimonials from satisfied clients.You can read a few of them at the link http://wp.me/p11ziB-TS The reports are as follows:

1) How to set up and operate a profitable poultry (layer) farm in Nigeria (A Beginner’s guide)

2) How to set up and operate a profitable broiler chicken farm (A Starter’s Guide).

3) The third report is titled ‘Compounded Feed Mix for layers & broilers (A Beginner’s Guide).This report has full details of all the ingredients in the feed and the various nutritional ratios for each phase of growth -brooding phase, grower phase, laying phase etc

4) The 4th report is a detailed Profit Analysis for set up of 1000 layers chicken farm and includes the following:

a) The basics of egg production figures in layers chickens:
it explains how to make realistic egg revenue projection, not bogus figures based on common wrong assumptions. And it explains the general rule in egg production and the six exceptions to the rule apply to arrive at realistic egg projections which many Nigerians are not aware of, or do not understand, and which makes a huge difference in poultry farming management.

b) The food consumption of a layers chicken in kg from day old age to 56 days old i.e initial 8 week

The food consumption of a layers chicken in kg from 57 days old to 140 days old i.e 9th to 20th week

The food consumption level of a layers chicken in kg from day age 141 days to end of egg production i.e. above 20th week to end of egg production

c) The cost and breakdown of equipment required to set up a 1000 bird layers farm

d) How to calculate the feeding cost on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

e) The principles or rules guiding feeding in layers chickens

f) The principles that determine profitability in layers chickens

This Profit Report 4 is based on using commercial feeds to raise the chickens and minimum price per crate

5) The 5th report is Chicken Disease Control &Drug Administration Report which discusses the more common poultry diseases affecting chickens in Nigeria to watch out for (cause, symptoms, treatment &prevention). Also, a guide on vaccine administration from day 1 to end of egg production.

6) The 6th report is a valuable report which discuss the following details:
A)The factors to note before setting up a home backyard
B) The 22 major variables to take note of in poultry farming
C) How to address the loop in egg production that farm staff can exploit to your disadvantage
D) Other atrocities committed by farm staffs and dishonest consultants that can cause losses & preventive measures
E)Recommended places to get some poultry products and services.

If you are interested in layer farming, this 6th report is an essential, in addition to Report 1(layer report) above.

7) Report 7 is a Profitability Analysis for 12 months for a 1000 layers laid out on MS Excel format. It is similar to report 4 but is a more detailed analysis. To view its contents, click on http://wp.me/p11ziB-r1.

This report 7 has been updated in January 2016 to analyze the profit based on (A) Using commercial chicken feed to raise the chickens and (B) Using self milled feeds to feed the chickens. Further, this report presents to you the profit calculation in two scenarios – the excellent case scenario where the egg production is higher and the worst case scenario where the egg production is lower. 3rdly, this report reflects the diminishing pattern in egg production which occurs after a period of consistent production. 4th, it contains the cash flow projections for the period.

Note: That this Report 7 is available in 2 formats. One format is Profit Analysis for 1000 layers chickens based on feeding with commercial feeds.
The second format is Profit Analysis for 1000 layers chickens based on feeding with self-milled feeds.They are two separate reports and each has working notes explaining the calculations

8) The Working Notes: That teach you how to do all the necessary calculations of incomes and expenditures and how to make a budget before you start the farm.It explains the calculation of all the figures in Report 7.

9) Self Milling Chicken Feed Profitability Analysis Report

10) Meat Production Plant Report
11) Poultry Business Plan

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C) Picture Guide: Dimensions for Arrangement of Battery Cages in the Chicken Pen
D) Picture Guide: Chicken Pen Layout design for a 5000 capacity farm (showing the setup of flushing system within the pen + specific measurements)
E) A Standard Cockerel Vaccine Report
F) Poultry Waste Management Report


1) Report 1 costs N3500 and reports 2,3 and 4,5,6 and 9 cost N3000.00 each.

Report 7 (a) for Profit Analysis in Excel Format along with its Working Note Report 8(a) cost N7500.00 for the analysis based on using commercial feeds.
Report 7 (b) for Profit Analysis in Excel Format along with its Working Note Report 8(b) cost N6,500.00 for the analysis based on using self milled feeds.

Pick any of the above reports in Option 1 at the prices stated OR


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3) Reports 1,2,3,4,5,6,7a,8a and 9 with all the 6 bonuses A-F costs N22500.00(N6500.00 discount + 6 bonus)
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5) Reports 1,2,3,4,5,6,7a,8a,7b,8b & 9 for 27500.00 i.e all the 11 poultry reports and all 6 bonuses + Report 10 given as bonus 7.(N8000.00 price discount + 7 bonuses)
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John Ayodele




Posted March 15, 2016 by johnayodele in Uncategorized

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Poultry Farming in Nigeria: More Facts About Battery Cages For You.   1 comment

Welcome to my acclaimed poultry blog, http://www.johnayodele.wordpress.com where you learn about chicken farming business and cannot miss your way if you follow the guides here. The sister blog is at http://www.poultryaffairsng.simplesite.com.

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Talking about battery cages, the battery cage system is more effective than the deep litter system. To know more about the battery cage system, visit the link http://wp.me/p11ziB-4e for full details.

But battery cages are costly in Nigeria. There are imported brand new water circulatory cages that cost from N50, 000.00 to N100,000.00 per unit that can carry 90 to 120 birds. The quality depends on the type of wire that was used. The best wire is galvanized wire, anti-corrosive or rust proof that can last 25 years. Battery cages rarely spoil and require very little maintenance. So when going for battery cages, ask for galvanized wire cages.

You can buy fairly used battery cages which some farmer wants to sell. Usually, they are in good condition, as good as new and can serve many more years. You can get them for about N35000.00 per unit for the automated, water circulatory battery cages. The manual type cages cost from N20,000.00 to N25000.00 per unit for galvanized wire cages. If you cannot buy imported brand new, go for the fairly used battery cages.

If you cannot afford battery cages and want to do chicken farming, go ahead with the deep litter system. The majority of chicken farmers in Nigeria especially the small farmers operate the deep litter system. But it requires more work than in the battery cage system. Get more details from the link http://wp.me/p11ziB-4e.

You can import battery cages from abroad from places like China. They are cheaper, about $120 to $150 per unit. When it was $1 to N150.00, a battery cage that was imported for $150.00 was sold for about N75000.00 in Nigeria and no import duties were paid on the import. But for you to import, the minimum is one container. The smaller container contains 20 units while the larger container contains 40 units. You can import them if you are doing a layer chicken farm that has thousands of chickens.

Battery cages fabricated locally with local wire are available but on an honest note, they are not ideal. They do not last and are too costly. It is better you buy fairly used galvanized wire cages than local wire cages.


Posted February 29, 2016 by johnayodele in Uncategorized

Poultry Farming: How to Make Better Profits in 2016 (2)   Leave a comment

Happy new year 2016 and welcome to this highly regarded and acclaimed poultry blog that teaches you how to do poultry business with the barest minimum upset.

Some farmers have closed down their farms citing losses and it is shocking and unfortunate. I will tell you why it is unfortunate when a farmer closes down his farm claiming to be unable to break even.

Poultry farming in Nigeria is a viable business. The poultry products are in high demand especially eggs and frozen poultry. This is a business that yields returns in the short run and Nigerians like businesses that yield returns in the short term. The market for poultry products is a large and guaranteed market, far from saturation waiting for more entrants.

With the above beautiful credentials in favor of this business, why then will a farmer pull out citing losses as his reason?

Many Nigerians jump into a business because they see someone doing it but without doing any research into the business before set up. That is a serious blunder based on ignorance.
Before you venture into the chicken farming business, take note of the following factors that determine profitability in the business.

 Profit in this business is a game of numbers. The higher the number of chickens, the greater the profits, ceteris paribus. If the chicken stock is low or too low, you may be frustrated where the feed costs are high and the egg revenue inadequate to cover it. You should know the minimum quantity of birds to start with to attain a certain level of profits.

 In poultry business, some chickens will die but the mortality must be controlled to the barest minimum. The acceptable normal mortality rate is 8% of the stock per year. If your mortality is low, below 8%, then you will have more chickens alive for egg production and to sell off as old layers at the end of egg production

 The feeding cost takes over 50% of the total overhead cost. You should know how to control costs in this business especially the feeding cost. Apart from the feeding cost, you must bring all the other costs under control and eliminate unnecessary costs.

 The price per crate of eggs, the higher it is, the higher the profits.
 Choice of feed whether commercial feeds or self-milled feeds.
 Quantity of crates of eggs produced, the higher the quantity, the better the profits.
 Ability to sell the chicken waste (poultry manure) to earn more cash
Ability to sell the spent or old layers at higher prices
 A healthy chicken is the key to profits and you must know what it takes to keep a chicken alive and in top rate health.

To the matter at hand, the ingredients in chicken feed are in categories as follows:
Energy Sources, Protein Sources, Fiber Sources, Phosphorus Sources, Amino Acids, Salt, Calcium Sources and Vitamins

In each of the above sources is an array of ingredients. For example, in the energy source, two of the ingredients are maize and biscuit dust. You pick one of the ingredients under each source. For instance, in the Energy Source, maize is one of the ingredients and maize is the one commonly used. However, you need to consult a nutritionist for guidance, highly recommended!

To do the milling, you have to know all the ingredients coming under each of the Sources that are available in Nigeria and their prices.

Then, you have to know the mix i.e. how to do the mixing. For example, to produce a ton of chicken feed, that is 1000 kg, how many kg will the ingredient in energy source be; how many kg will the protein source ingredient be and so on. There are specific ratios and these are called nutritional ratios and all must equal 1000 kg. A bag of feed is 25 kg, so 1000 kg will give you 40 bags.

Assemble the various ingredients in the right nutritional ratios and take them to a miller to do the grinding and mixing in a mixer and the feed is ready. Or set up your own feed mill on your farm and do the grinding and mixing.

Take note, that the quality must not be compromised. The ingredients must be in good state, not stale, rotten or mouldy. You must buy the feed from the right sources. You must have the right nutritional formulation. The grinding must be thoroughly done as well as the mixing after the grinding. Then the whole process must be hygienic and cleanly done.

Doing self-milling, you have to produce ahead of time because it takes time to do the milling and have them in stock. If you are using commercial feeds, you can wait till the last bag is exhausted because you know that you can easily purchase more within minutes from a nearby store. In self-milling, it may take days to get the stock ready. So you have to know your minimum stock and re-order levels. The larger the quantity assembled for grinding, the lower the costs of production.

To make the work easier for you, Poultry Report 3 (Compounded Feed Plan for Layers & Broilers) and Poultry Report 9 (Self-Milling Chicken Feed Profit Analysis) is available. The link is http://wp.me/p11ziB-Y4 where all the reports are highlighted. The testimonials link is http://wp.me/p11ziB-TS

John Ayodele

Poultry Farming: How to Achieve Better Profits in 2016 (1)   Leave a comment

On this highly regarded and acclaimed poultry blog, you are going to learn a great deal about what it takes to do poultry farming successfully in Nigeria with minimum upset, smiling to the bank.

Minimum upset? Yes, you may experience some upset in the business and Nigerians are scared of this. However, their fear is baseless largely borne from ignorance. And that is why I set up this blog in November 2010 to educate and empower Nigerians with the skills and resources required to do the business with minimum upset. This blog addresses many challenge areas in the business.

Testimonials have been coming in from satisfied clients who read these blog posts and applied its valuable insights and from those who utilized the information in the poultry manuals. To the credit of this blog, the information on this blog has not been faulted by the users.

I said that some Nigerians are scared of this business but it is a viable business if managed well. Nigerians like businesses that bring in handsome returns in the short run and poultry business is one of them. The market for poultry products especially eggs is far from saturation and poultry meat is in high demand especially frozen poultry. There is therefore a large guaranteed market for poultry products in Nigeria. And this is a business anyone can do with any amount of capital either at micro, small, medium, large or mega scale levels.

In this post, i am addressing one of the areas where Nigerians have challenges in the poultry business. The area is feeding the chickens. In any livestock business the cost of feeding is always the major overhead. In the poultry business, the feeding cost alone is over 50%.

There are what is called commercial or finished feeds produced by big companies. These feeds are top range, high quality feeds that ensure healthy growth and development in the chickens.

However, many Nigerian poultry farmers consider them to be too costly that affects their bottom line. Many are doing self-milling whereby they assemble the various feed ingredients and mill them. It is expected to be cheaper than commercial feeds but its cost savings depends on several factors.

Some have had problems doing self-milling who did not have the right nutritional formulation or assembled deficient ingredients or produced at a higher cost than commercial feeds. Doing self-milling, you have to know certain things and do it well to get its benefits else it becomes a waste of time, money and effort. Doing self-milling to reduce costs, the quality must never be compromised because the chickens need quality feeds.

If you cannot do the right thing, just stick to commercial feeds and make the best out of that. But you should begin to look beyond commercial feeds and think how you can do the milling yourself. It is cheaper and i will show you how in a report and in the next article.

A report titled ‘Profit Analysis for Set Up of a 1000 Layers Chicken Farm Based on Self-Milling’ is available. This valuable report is in MS Excel Format or Spreadsheet. It shows how to make better profits in this business.

This report presents to you the profit calculation in two scenarios – the excellent case scenario where the egg production is higher and the worst case scenario where the egg production is lower. 2ndly, this report reflects the diminishing pattern in egg production which occurs after a period of consistent production. And it comes with the monthly cash flow projections

For access to our valuable poultry manuals and reports, click the link http://wp.me/p11ziB-Y4
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John Ayodele

Poultry farming in Nigeria: Time to Start Rearing Broilers for Xmas 2015   Leave a comment

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I am John Ayodele, the publisher of the newly created poultry blog at http://www.poultryaffairsng.simplesite.com. It is my new poultry blog that i advise you to go to if you cannot find the time for the many lengthy posts on this blog.

As usual, I welcome you to this highly acclaimed poultry blog where you get practical and solid knowledge about how to do chicken farming successfully with minimum upset and with good results to show, not tales of woe. This blog was created for the benefit of the small farmer.

The fastest way to make money in chicken farming is doing broiler farming. Broiler farmers have started rearing broiler chickens targeting Christmas sales 2015.

Let me tell you some of the advantages of rearing broilers:

  • Compared to layer farming, the investment in broiler farming is much lower
  • The rearing period is shorter at 5-7 weeks and up to a maximum of 12 weeks or more.
  • It provides faster returns on investment.
  • The demand for poultry meat provided by broilers and cockerels is higher than for goats.
  • Broiler farming is much less stressful than layer farming.
  • Battery cages are not required in broiler farming.

Before you can rear broiler chickens successfully, there are 4 crucial factors to take note of else you burn your fingers.

The best time to earn good profit is to start now targeting Xmas because during Xmas, many people lose their reason and buy based on emotions and impulse. You got to take advantage of that to collect the money from their pockets. They spend while you earn but…

Hear this!

There is a right and a wrong way to rear broilers.

You may rear broilers and make a clear loss if you rear them at the wrong period in the year when demand is low and prices are low and you do not understand the feeding technique to rear quality broilers at the lowest costs of feed that will fetch you profit whatever period in the year.

If you are a novice and interested in chicken farming, what are you waiting for?

For the poultry report on broiler chicken farming, visit http://www.poultryaffairsng.simplesite.com and search for Report 2 in the Poultry Reports Section:

‘How to set up and operate a profitable broiler chicken farm (A Starter’s Guide)

And other related reports on chicken farming are available if you are interested.

One of the most important links you must not miss visiting on this poultry acclaimed blog is the link http://wp.me/p11ziB-TS where testimonials from satisfied clients are published.They are verifiable and you may contact them.

John Ayodele


Phone: +2348035978352