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Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer

Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer

Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips for Today’s Farmer re very necessary when farmers do not know enough about poultry farming. Therefore, here re Poultry Farming Guide for Beginners and tips for feeding chickens in a start-up poultry business.  There is also how to succeed with small-scale chicken farming with top management tips for poultry farmers to get best results.

When you read our articles and appreciate us, you motivate us to do more. This post is in appreciation of those of you who call and send mails for business enquiry information on poultry business. In today’s Nigeria economy, poultry farming is one of the on-going businesses that you require information on.  Therefore, based on recent business information enquiries we have been receiving, we offer here some essential information you require to manage your poultry business.

Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer

As a matter of fact, these information re useful when preparing your business plan.  Especially, this post contain cost variables which you need when generating your cost analysis.  Therefore, they are good for fellow professional consultants who deal on this subject matter as business plan writers, young and start-up entrepreneurs, freelance business writers, student & business feasibility researchers and those for other national economic interests.


Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer – Management Questions:

Go through these questions, and then assess yourself on the understanding of poultry business.

  • How can I become a successful poultry farmer?
  • Which is the most popular feed for poultry?
  • What do they use to feed the poultry?
  • How do you feed chicken layers?
  • How do you feed chicken layers?
  • What is the best chicken feed for laying hens?
  • What should you not feed laying chickens?
  • How can I get my chickens to lay more eggs?
  • What can I grow for chicken feed?
  • Do chickens need food and water at night?

Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer – Guide on Feed Management:

You will certainly find this information very useful. You will notice that this relates to type of Feed, birds and age of bird.

S/NO TYPE OF BIRD AGE IN WEEK TYPE OF  FEED
REQUIRED
1 LAYER 0 – 8 CHICK MASH
    9 – 18 GROWERS
    19 & ABOVE LAYERS
2 BROILERS 0 – 1 PRE-STARTER
    1 – 4 STARTER
    4 & ABOVE FINISHER
3 TURKEY 0 – 8 STARTER POULT
    9  & ABOVE FINISHER
4 QUAIL 0 – 6 QUAIL STARTER
    7 & ABOVE QUAIL LAYERS
MASH
5 TURKEY/SWAN – LAYERS 0 – 10 STARTER  POULT
    10 – 28 GROWERS
    29 & ABOVE LAYERS
6 OSTRITCH 0 – 10 STARTER POULT
    10 – 28 GROWERS
    29 & ABOVE LAYERS


Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer – NOTE:

The right food, given at the right time, and in a well balanced quantity in good conditions will solve over 50% of poultry farming problems.

Feed constitute over 70% of poultry cost of management. It’s next to procuring healthy quality day old chicks. Therefore, the 3-Gs in poultry farming are:

  • Good chicks
  • Good feed
  • And then, good disease preventive measures

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Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer – Tips on Feed Management:

  • Feed must be arranged on pallets and not on bare floor.
  • Feed must be protected from rat contamination,
  • Remember, feed usage  must be on FIFO – first in first out, Let there be enough feeders that are distributed evenly,
  • Feeders must be raised to the back  level of the birds, The height of the feeder must be adjustable,
  • Feeders must be kept lean,Fil feeder at least to 1/3 or 0.333% of the depth – rubbing the feeds to ensure all feeds are eaten,
  • Underfeeding causes inability to withstand infection,
  • Overfeeding leads to waste and over accumulation of fats; especially for layers. Broiler farmer should feed adequately,
  • Hot season – serve feed early – give about 60% of the day’s food at this time,
  • Cold weather – 50% , 25% and 25%  feeding at morning, afternoon and evening.
  • Ensure access to clean water.
  • Let there be good light and in fact, put extra light,
  • Now weigh/scale to measure growth. This differs from pullets, broilers and others.
Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer

Poultry Farming Feed Management Tips For Today’s Farmer – Animal care feed concentrates:

Animal care feed concentrates re top feed concentrates. There re boiler and layers poultry feed concentrate formula and animal care drugs. You will get also hybrid feed concentrate.

If you must produce you own feed, please, ensure good mix and balancing of the feed ingredients including the concentrates. Good-luck.

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