Poultry farming is the raising chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. The most popular poultry equipment using in poultry farm now is chicken cage.
Anyone can work on poultry business, The most important thing is that you are interested in starting and pay your time continuously. it doesn’t matter your educational or financial background, you can start at any level and grow as big as you want with time.
One of the factors that makes poultry business ideal business is because chickens grows very fast, a chicken can be ready for the market within 28 weeks from birth. For example someone may actually invest the loan and within 30 to 40 weeks, he may start paying back through the money realized from sells.
Profit potential in poultry business
1. Chicken do breed quickly and in large numbers
Average healthy Layer lays egg 7 eggs or at least 4 times in a week. Hatching time is 21 days. One year some Breeds can lay as much as 325 eggs, This means that technically a Layer is capable of producing another chicken twice in three days.
For example, if you have 500 healthy layers of good breeds (such as California white) you will get 12,000 chicks within 40 days!
2. Chicken grows very fast, quick return
The egg is hatched within 21 days, broiler is ready for market around 45 days, layer starts laying around 30 days, it means a farmer may start making his money after one and a half month after successfully setting up his farm and whatever returns he make could beyond doubled in a year based on this calculation.
3. Chicken meat or eggs has large market demand
As research the farmers we currently have are not producing enough poultry and will not be enough even in the next ten years!
The Eggs - Everyone needs at least two eggs daily. Egg is a good source of low-cost high-quality protein, providing 6.3 grams of protein (13% of the daily value for protein) in one egg for a caloric cost of only 68 calories.
Day Old Chick–Raising day ol
d chicks has become very popular because you only need a viable batch of eggs for hatching, Many people would like to raise chickens themselves.Selling day old chicks can be done locally as thousands of poultry farmers are looking for it everyday.
The Chicken–You don’t need to be told about this, chicken meat is currently commands the highest demand in the market. If you have it, you have all the money in the world.
As you can see, the profit in poultry farming is mouth watering and the turn over time is fantastic as well, but how to start?
Formulate a business plan
1. Choose type of Bird you want to feed
Here we choose Chickens (Layers and Broilers). Goose, duck, turkey and so on are other types of birds that are good for livestock business too.
Layers Breeding: egg production
Broilers breeding: chicken meat production
Hatchery : hatching new chicks
You may choose to Breed Layers and Broilers at a time or one of them. Hatchery is better done independently just like feed production. So, you choose your area of focus.
2. Confirm your farm location and space
location - remote rural area will save cost but make sure the road for city market is very good, if you think one close to the urban area is a little expensive.
space - if you have a big plan, like birds up to 50,000 or more, you should consider the farm management in future or ask some professional consulting company, make sure it is good design, no big trouble or rework when you enlarge your farm
As a new person to Livestock business, you don’t want to invest all your capital into buying lands in urban area which may turn out not being used because Government policy is against setting up poultry farm near residential/urban areas for health implication.
3. Investment budget
birds cost, i advice you small capacity starting if you are new one, if you have longer plan you should consult some poultry farm company
Feed cost per bird, ask some local farmers or feed suppliers, they know it very well
Landing cost, as your land location and space
Building house cost, as your local market price
Poultry battery cage or equipment cost
Working labor salary, normally it depend on the capacity of your birds, 5000 birds need 1~ 2 people
Like every other poultry farming projects, the bigger you plan to start, the more investment required. You need to decide on the level of capital investment you are willing to commit into this business before starting.
Start setting up your poultry farm
1. Buy land
Like we said earlier, look for land in a remote location but make sure it is not too far from the city or Remote rural area with good road
2. Do the house drawing
House is very important for chicken rearing and effective keeping and management. Poultry housing are classified according to the scale and the management system. The most common types of poultry housing used for poultry farming are:
Half litter and half slats
3) Battery cage
If your farm will be a modern farm, you will need the help of professional and experienced consulting company
3. Building your poultry house as drawing
Now you need a manager to control farm cost and record farm daily working.
4. Employing workers
Besides the common workers, you should have one doctor for feeding technology, such as Infection and immune defense, improve the egg production or feed proportion to make broiler growing fast
5. Buy Poultry battery cage or equipment
Different birds request different poultry battery cage and equipment, as our successful projects I will post detailed introduction in my followed blogs, such as
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6. Buy birds and food
7. doctor or consulting company supporting feeding