Cold Weather Poultry Diseases and How to Manage them

Cold Weather Poultry Diseases and How to Manage them

Although poultry farming business is one of the lucrative businesses to venture into, it is also faced with certain challenges like poultry diseases and other issues that are often faced in every business out there. This is not to discourage us the existing poultry farmers or the intending poultry farmers, instead it is to enlighten us about how to face and tackle these issues inorder to maximize your profits as a poultry farmer. Today we are going to discuss about cold weather poultry diseases and how to manage them below.…

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Considerations in Constructing a Poultry House

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The purpose of constructing a poultry house for your chickens or birds is to protect the birds from dogs, cats, snakes, rats and other pests and thieves and to keep out mice, rats and birds from eating valuable poultry feed and transmitting disease. A good chicken house or poultry house, no matter what its size or which materials are used for it, has certain essential features. These essentials, discussed further below, include a water – tight roof, good ventilation with no cold drafts, internal surfaces that are easy to clean,…

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Coccidiosis Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Coccidiosis Disease is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa. The disease spreads from one animal to another by contact with infected feces or ingestion of infected tissue. Diarrhea, which may become bloody in severe cases, is the primary symptom. Most animals infected with coccidia are asymptomatic, but young or immunocompromised animals may suffer severe symptoms and death. While coccidia can infect a wide variety of animals, including humans, birds, and livestock, they are usually species-specific. One well-known exception is toxoplasmosis caused by Toxoplasma…

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Newcastle Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Newcastle disease has for several years been recognized as a leading cause of loss to poultry farmers, it’s deadly to birds. In laying birds, Newcastle disease may cause a temporary stoppage of egg production lasting 4-6weeks. It is one of the major diseases of poultry, present in almost every country in the world and causing economic losses because of high levels of mortality, decreased production and trading embargos. Newcastle Disease is a highly contagious viral infection that affects many species of domestic and wild birds to varying degrees. Domestic fowl, turkeys, pigeons and…

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Gumboro Disease: Symptoms and Prevention

Gumboro Disease in Poultry: Symptoms and Prevention

Gumboro Disease also known as Infectious bursal disease (IBD) threatens poultry farmers mostly because it is a killer type of disease. It is an acute infectious disease that is common with chicks of 3-6 weeks old. Gumboro disease disturbs the growth of broilers in most severe manners. Symptoms: Birds infected with Gumboro disease would not be able to feed well and start to pass out watery whitish diarrhea. The feathers would become ruffled and appear very sluggish. Prevention:  To prevent the outbreak of Gumboro disease, you must make sure that…

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Layers or Broilers which One is More Profitable in Poultry Farming? Find Out!

Layers or Broilers which One is More Profitable in Poultry Farming? Find Out!

Now let us first take a close look at their unique characteristics before deciding which one among layers or broilers is more profitable in poultry farming below. 1) LAYERS They are birds that basically focus on the production of eggs, so if you’re going into Layers production in poultry farming just know you are going be focusing more on egg production. It can either be fertilize eggs or non-fertilize eggs. If you’re going into hatchery and incubation of eggs to chick, then you will have to consider fertilization, and this…

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How to Make Good Money from Africa’s love of Poultry Chicken and Eggs

How to Make Good Money from Africa’s love of Poultry Chicken and Eggs

According to Research, Poultry farming in Africa is one of the biggest business opportunities on the continent. Africa’s love for poultry meat and eggs has grown at a staggering pace. Every year, the continent imports more than two million metric tons of poultry products valued at nearly US$3 billion to meet domestic demand. In 2012 alone, more than five million tons of poultry meat and two million tons of eggs were consumed in Africa. Africa’s love for chicken and eggs is increasing with the size of its rapidly growing population.…

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6 Ways to Enhance Egg Production and Maximize Profits on Poultry Layers

6 Ways to Enhance Egg Production and Maximize Profits on Layers

A lot of poultry farmers always complain to me that they have lost so much money on their poultry farming businesses and often times they ask me how they can enhance either their layers egg production or how to maximize their profits on layers poultry farming. This regular challenge and panic from my people motivated me to produce this ultimate guide for you which is why today, we are going to be discussing about the 6 Ways to Enhance Egg Production and Maximize Profits on Layers Poultry Farming. Poultry profit…

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Daily Poultry Feed Requirements for each Stage

Daily Poultry Feed Requirements for each Stage

The nutrient intake of poultry is affected by both the nutrient composition of the diet and the amount of feed eaten or poultry feed intake. The optimum nutrient intake for poultry raised commercially will depend on the commercial goals of the poultry enterprise. The goals in feeding poultry differ between different classes of poultry. In general, for poultry raised to provide meat, such as broilers, the aim is to produce the maximum body weight gain for the minimum cost of feed while controlling the amount of fat on the carcass.…

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Poultry Management during Winter (Cold)

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Winter season has great effect on poultry production by lowering the temperature of surrounding. During winter when temperature goes down below 55ºF, various problems like reduction egg production, reduction in water intake, reduction in fertility and hatchability etc occurs. Therefore the management of poultry during winter is an important concern for poultry farmers. The following points should be considered to get better production from poultry during winter season: Orientation of house Ventilation Litter Management Feed Management Water Management 1. Orientation of the Poultry House Poultry house should be designed in…

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