Number of feeding troughs you need for your birds and the ideal feeding troughs according to the age

It is essential that birds are given enough feeding troughs so that all of them can have access to the feeds and also to prevent rushing for feeds which will make the press on one other and eventually death. A feeding trough for 50 birds is highly recommended which means that you need to calculate that to the number of feeding troughs you will need for 500 birds and so on. Ideal feeding troughs are determined by the age of the birds. This is to prevent the birds from wasting…

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How Often to Feed your Birds

It is advisable to ensure that feeds do not finish completely in the feeding troughs at all times, therefore give them enough feeds at least two times in a day. Example: early in the morning and later in the afternoon. Also make sure that the quantity of feed served to them is such that will give all of them access to the feed. Sometimes most poultry farmers always want to know if it is good to serve birds feed at night. Well as in the case of layers, the quality…

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How to determine the quality of your feeds

Often times farmers always want to know how they can know if a particular feed is good or not for their birds. Well things that are not good in a feed ranges from bad quality ingredients, contaminated ingredients and bad milling environment. The best way to know the quality of your feed is to go for feed analysis and test for the contents of the feeds and for the possible microbes which may be present in the feeds. As for where you can do your feed testing, well feeds are…

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An Estimate of how much you will spend in feeding your birds

Generally poultry feeds take about 60%-70% of the total cost of raising a bird. For instance, to raise pullets from Day old to the point of lay, you are likely to have spent around N750 in Naira or its equivalence in your own currency per bird. So be prepared to 60%-70% of N750 Naira or its equivalence on the feeds. You can then multi[ly this by the number of birds you like to raise. Also note that starving birds for just an hour could lead to very high mortality in…

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How long you can store your poultry feeds for your birds

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Generally it is not advisable that poultry feeds are stored for long before they are given to the poultry birds to avoid some challenges that occurs from poultry birds consuming contaminated or spoiled poultry feeds which in return causes a huge lose to the poultry farmer as a result. A maximum of 2weeks is ideal for any poultry farmer to store his or her poultry feeds in bulk and anything higher than that means that the farmer is operating at his or her own risk. First, buy poultry feeds and…

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Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks

Taking oral vitamin D supplements in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Asthma affects more than 300 million people worldwide and is estimated to cause almost 400,000 deaths annually. Asthma deaths arise primarily during episodes of acute worsening of symptoms, known as attacks or ‘exacerbations’, which are commonly triggered by viral upper respiratory infections. Vitamin D is thought to protect against such attacks by boosting immune responses to respiratory viruses…

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Study reveals that “Eating nuts can reduce weight gain”

A study recently published in the online version of the European Journal of Nutrition has found that people who include nuts in their diet are more likely to reduce weight gain and lower the risk of overweight and obesity. The findings came to light after researchers at Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluated diet and lifestyle data from more than 373,000 individuals from 10 European countries between the ages of 25 and 70. Senior investigator Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH,…

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Why take too much sugar? Even ‘Healthy People’ are at risk of developing Heart Disease

There are newfound cardiovascular risks associated with a high sugar diet, even in otherwise healthy people. Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A ground-breaking study from the University of Surrey found that a subject group of otherwise healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their livers after they had consumed a high sugar diet. The study, which has been published in Clinical Science, looked at two groups of men with either high…

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Layers Mash Feed Formula

Layers mash feed formula

Layers Mash Feeds are given to poultry birds or chickens between the ages of 18 weeks and above when the layers must have ordinarily started dropping eggs upto about 10% production. Below is your layers mash feed formula along with the step by step comprehensive guide on how to formulate your layers mash feed for your poultry birds. The truth about poultry farming business is that success in the poultry farming business mostly depends on feeding quality feed and feed formulation system. For proper growth, egg production and good health,…

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Growers Mash Feed Formula

Growers Mash Feed Formula

Growers Mash Feeds are given to poultry birds or chickens as from 6-8 weeks and above when chicks can then be moved from chicks mash feed to growers mash feed. Below is your growers mash feed formula along with the step by step comprehensive guide on how to formulate your growers mash feed for your poultry birds. The truth about poultry farming business is that success in the poultry farming business mostly depends on feeding quality feed and feed formulation system. For proper growth, egg production and good health, poultry…

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