Different Breeds of Poultry Birds and Their Uses

Poultry birds is a category of domesticated birds kept by humans for the purpose of collecting their eggs, or killing for their meat or feathers. Types of Poultry Chickens Many different breeds of chickens have been developed for different purposes. For simplicity, you can place them into three general categories: Laying, meat-producing and dual-purpose breeds. Laying Breeds: These breeds are known for their egg-laying capacity. Popular laying breeds include the White Leghorn, Red Sex Link and Black Sex Link breeds. A healthy hen will lay eggs for several years. Hens…

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CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS OF EGG GLUT IN EGG PRODUCTION

One of the problems confronting egg users and egg producers in egg production include what is called “Egg glut”. Egg glut can simply be defined as that period when eggs are surplus or in abundance with low purchase or consumption demand. Eggs accumulate on the farms as chickens continue to eat and lay while middlemen/wholesalers either refuses to pick them up for sale or drastically increase the quantity they buy. Egg glut usually occurs at least once in a year and there are so many factors that might be responsible…

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IMPORTANCE OF RECORDS MAINTENANCE IN THE POULTRY FARM

IMPORTANCE OF RECORDS MAINTENANCE IN THE POULTRY FARM

Record maintenance is a crucial activity in any businesses especially in poultry production or your chicken farm . It will serve as important source for monitoring and evaluation, to analyze the profit or losses made so far on your farm. A business can be efficiently managed, only if proper recording of data is carried out periodically. So we should take outlets farming as a business. By: Vet Charles ssekatawa The records maintained are primarily a documentation of accountability and secondarily a data system for management. They should be reliable and…

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Causes of Vent Pecking, Prolapsed Vent and Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

Causes of Vent Pecking, Prolapsed Vent and Cannibalism among Poultry Birds

Some farmers witness the intestines coming out and pecked as they lay from birds on their poultry farm but many times, the farmers decide to suffer in silence because of not knowing the cause or the problem or how to resolve them and sometimes we blame a particular breeder that their birds peck too much. This may happen in broiler chicken if you are into broiler production , layer chicken, or others which is the reason why in poultry production, there is also a need for quality poultry feed production…

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Broiler Finisher Mash Feed Formula

Broiler Finisher Mash Feed Formula

Today we are going to discuss about the poultry feed formulation on broiler finisher mash feed. Therefore below is the formula for your broilers feed formulation. There are also some other factors to consider when producing poultry feed which includes availability of broiler chicken feed raw materials, cost of chicken feed raw materials and many more. This will enable you save some cost of chicken feed price, increase the growth rate of your birds using growers mash as well as increase your profit as a poultry farmer. It will also…

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Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Female Broilers)

Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Female Broilers)

Practically everything created by God is made up of two genders (Male and Female), including poultry birds. In poultry farming, when we talk about Layers as the female, we also talk about the Cockerels as their males. Meanwhile in your broiler poultry farm, there are male and female broilers and they posses some unique characteristics which slightly differentiate them from others (as discussed in our previous topics, you can search the website for more information on this). Today we are going to discuss about the broiler starter mash feed formula…

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How to Make Money as a Poultry Farmer

How to Make Money as a Poultry Farmer

When we talk about Poultry farming, it literally means the rearing of different types of poultry birds such as duck rearing, rearing chicken, quails, turkey, emu, broiler, etc. However, the principles and practices underlying are the same. Meanwhile after beef, the meat consumed during parties, ceremonies and festive periods in Nigeria and other major parts of the world is poultry meat. Although cattle meat and poultry meat are on the competitive line, as poultry meat occupies the first position during festive periods, especially during Christmas, Easter and other special periods.…

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How to Make Money in Poultry Farming

How to Make Money in Poultry Farming

To start with your poultry farming, you should know that there are certain guides to put you through with regards to how to make money in poultry farming and become a successful poultry farmer. Usually in the poultry farming business, there are three breeds of birds, which are Layers, Cockerels, and Broilers and the differences between them. Broilers grow very fast as in about twelve weeks after the hatch, they are ready for selling. The major advantage of Layers is that they are very lucrative because they lay eggs and…

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Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Male Broilers)

Broiler Starter Mash Feed Formula (For Male Broilers)

Practically everything created by God is made up of two genders (Male and Female), including poultry birds. In poultry farming, when we talk about Layers as the female, we also talk about the Cockerels as their males. Meanwhile in broilers, there are male and female broilers and they posses some unique characteristics which slightly differentiate them from others (as discussed in our previous topics, you can search the website for more information on this). Today we are going to discuss about the broiler starter mash feed formula for the male…

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Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

Prevention and Control Methods of Coccidiosis

In the past it has been realized that eradication of coccidia is not realistic and hygienic measures alone are not able to prevent infections. However, if an outbreak of coccidiosis occurs, treatment via the drinking water should start as soon as possible. Today the prevention and control of coccidiosis is based on chemotherapy, using anticoccidial drugs and/or vaccines along with hygienic measures and improved farm management. Anticoccidial drugs According to Shirley and Chapman (2005) the most significant study that had the greatest impact on control of coccidiosis was that of…

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