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  Force Molting Chickens without Feed Restriction
Posted by: John@ - 11-11-2014, 08:53 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (9)

If you want egg layers to lay profitably after the first year, you’ll have to force molt them. Formerly, commercial farms will starve their birds to induce molting, but due to pressure from animal right groups, researchers are looking for alternative methods that don’t involve starving. I’ll like to know your view on this, are you against all methods of force molting?

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  Raising ducks and Fish Together?
Posted by: Hunter - 11-11-2014, 01:00 AM - Forum: Aquaculture - Replies (9)

I’ve come across books that say that you can use ducks to fertilize fish pond, but I’m wondering - won’t the ducks eat the fish?

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  Compressing Biogas?
Posted by: Manihot - 11-11-2014, 12:42 AM - Forum: Farm Tools, Equipment & Machinery - Replies (6)

How can I cheaply compress biogas up to 200psi in a steel Liquid Propane tank? I need something cheap, probably DIY.

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  How Often Should Multivits be Given to Chickens?
Posted by: Manihot - 11-11-2014, 12:39 AM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (11)

How Often Should Multivits be Given to Chickens?

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  Best egg laying chickens to Raise
Posted by: Manihot - 11-11-2014, 12:38 AM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

I've read that the most economical breed is the commercial white leghorn-type hybrids. They produce white eggs and they consume lesser feed. But the problem here is that our people then to hate white eggs.

The reds or sex-linked hybrids will lay large brown eggs and they also produce meaty carcasses. Brown eggs are easier to market in Nigeria.

Pure breeds are not very good layers.

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  Herbs For Chicken Health
Posted by: FarmKing - 11-11-2014, 12:24 AM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (7)

It would be nice if we list herbs and there health benefits for chickens here. I know of neem leaves (dogoyaro), bitter leaves, scent leaves and moringa. Neem can replace antibiotics to some extent.

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  Poultry Feed Formulation
Posted by: FarmKing - 11-11-2014, 12:23 AM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (8)

Pls can anyone help me with a good feed formula for broilers?

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  Occassional Paralysis In Chickens
Posted by: FarmKing - 11-11-2014, 12:23 AM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (8)

What could be the cause of occasional paralysis in chickens? Sometimes, especially during the hot seasons, I will meet some birds lying paralyzed, with their legs stretched behind them. I suspect Newcastle disease though. Do you think it could also be due to heat stroke?

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  Hello Everyone
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 09:23 PM - Forum: Introduction - Replies (11)

I'm the administrator of this forum. This is where you introduce yourself. Tell us anything about yourself - course of study, business etc. For example I'm a poultry farmer but I read Mechanical engineering at FUTO. I love agriculture so much that by the grace of God, I have a plan to set up an integrated farm like that of Songhai. I hope you now get what I mean. So feel free to introduce yourselves. Thanks. 

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  Vitamins for Snails?
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 09:07 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (4)

Do you think supplementary vitamins will be of any good to snails? Can they be given poultry multivitamins?

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  Selling Tilapia Fish
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 09:06 PM - Forum: Aquaculture - Replies (16)

Is there market for tilapia fish in Nigeria, especially the south-east region? I’ve visited several markets but I’ve not seen anyone selling tilapia. Does it mean there is no demand for it? What if it is smoked and sold as smoked fish?

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  Farming with Animal Power
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 09:03 PM - Forum: Farm Tools, Equipment & Machinery - Replies (5)

Many people farm using manual labour, but work will be far less strenuous if we employ animals in farm works. In a country where hiring tractor is very expensive – especially if you live far from where the tractor will be hired – it would be a very good thing if we start employing animals in our farm works. But unfortunately, most people are not aware of the technology involve. What do you think about this? Where can I buy animal drawn implements like plough, harrow etc?

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  Selling Goat Milk?
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 08:56 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

Do you think there is market for goat milk here in Nigeria? 

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  Have You Ever Milk a Goat?
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 08:54 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (6)

I read that our West African Dwarf goat is a good milk producer. Some Americans are using them as a source of family fresh milk.  But our people are completely ignorant of this. I’m wondering if anyone here has ever milk a goat.

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  Who Raise Rabbits for Business?
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 08:52 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

Greetings all, anyone raise rabbits for business? Please how profitable is it?

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  How can I get Alfalfa?
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 08:50 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (2)

Alfalfa is a grass rich in protein and calcium, do anyone know how I can get it? Can it be found in Nigeria?

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  Cost of Milking Machine for Goats?
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 08:45 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (5)

Good day everyone, how much would a milking machine for goats cost?

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  How Long Does it Take a Rabbit to Reach 3kg Weight?
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 08:44 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (6)

From your experience, how long does it take a rabbit to reach 3kg?

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  What is the Growth Rate of Rabbits like When Fed a Balanced Ration
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 08:42 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Knowing the growth rate and feed consumption of rabbits can help one plan for feeding expenses. I’ve seen the growth chart for broilers and egg layers, but I’ve not been able to find that of rabbits. Any help?

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  Do you Vaccinate Your Small Flock of Birds?
Posted by: Henlus - 11-08-2014, 08:37 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (7)

If you purchase small number of day old chicks, say less than 10, do you vaccinate them? Vaccines normally comes in very large doses such as 200 dose. How do you vaccinate 10 birds with such a large dose?

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