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  Bedding material For Chicks Question
Posted by: Hilux - 12-30-2015, 04:35 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (1)

Hello evryone. Should day old chicks be brooded on newspapers, sawdust or wood shavings? I get conflicting info when I searched google.

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  Raising Broilers For Profit
Posted by: Hunter - 12-30-2015, 03:46 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - No Replies

Below are some valuable info I got from some guys in nairaland and I wish to share them with you.

1. To succeed target hotels, eateries and cold rooms, or start your own outlet. Selling live birds is only sustainable under small scale and seasonal.

2. Rear 1000-10,000 birds per batch to make reasonable profit. Harvest should be at least weekly.

3. Feed adlibitum so that they grow fast. But introducing few hours of no feed will increase feed efficiency. A well-managed flock will weigh between 1.8-2.4kg in 6-7wks and upon dressing, will weigh between 1.4-1.8kg. this is the standard weight for most eateries.

4. Some companies that buy live birds pay between N410-600/kg live weight. Eateries and some cold rooms pay N600-820/bird dressed weight.

5. Profit Expectation: N150-250/bird.

6. Possible Needs: Cold room, defeathering machine.

Thanks.

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  Can Bee Hives Be Sited Close to Farm Animals?
Posted by: Danny - 12-30-2015, 03:40 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (1)

Hello all, can bee hives be sited close to other animals like chickens, goats, snails etc?

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  Milk Yield of A Goat
Posted by: Danny - 12-30-2015, 03:40 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (1)

Hello keepers of Nigerian dwarf goats, from your experience, how much milk does a goat produce per milking cycle? If you can't estimate that, how much do they produce per day on average? It will be nice if you also tell me what and how much you feed them because these can influence milk production. Thanks.

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  How Much Honey from A Beehive?
Posted by: Danny - 12-30-2015, 03:39 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Pls help me with this info. How much honey can you get from a beehive? Is it profitable?

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  Adding Drugs or Multivitamins to Chlorinated water?
Posted by: Manihot - 12-30-2015, 03:19 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (6)

Is it advisable?

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  Deworming
Posted by: Henlus - 12-26-2015, 10:40 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Often growers reared on deep litter suffer from roundworm infestation of the intestines and sometimes also from tapeworms, especially if the farm is located around wet fields. As a routine precaution therefore, the birds should be dewormed at 16 weeks of age or in the 18th week, a few days before they are to be transferred to laying cages. Otherwise, the worms eat the feed consumed by the birds and their health may deteriorate, which can hamper the onset of egg-laying. Piperazine, robendol, levamisole, thiobendazole and zodex are the drugs used to remove roundworms, while kalbend, panacur, taenil, helmonil and dicestal are used against tapeworms at the recommended dosage levels. Stop watering for two hours before administering deworming drugs and then allow limited levels of medicated water to ensure that the required dosage of medicine is consumed by the birds without any wastage through left-over water.

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  Broiler Finisher to Rabbits?
Posted by: Trimex - 12-26-2015, 10:13 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (1)

Hello all, I live in a country where there is nothing like commercial rabbit feed, so I'm wondering if broiler finisher will be good for rabbits. If it is, what is the feed conversion ratio like? I'll be feeding grass also for fiber.

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  How Do You Deal with An Aggressive Rooster?
Posted by: Trimex - 12-26-2015, 10:12 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - No Replies

I have a rooster that is very rude to the hens. Is killing it the only solution or is there any way I can train it to behave fine?

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  Do You Put Garlic in Your Chicken's Water?
Posted by: Trimex - 12-26-2015, 10:12 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (1)

I have read about the benefits of putting crushed garlic in chicken water. They say it helps to prevent diseases and worms. Is this true, has anyone else heard of this or is doing it?

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  Pros and Cons of Dehorning Goats
Posted by: John@ - 12-26-2015, 09:57 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

What do you think are the advantages of dehorning goats? Do you think it is cruel?
Also, will dehorning affect market value?

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  How much land do I need to grow my own food?
Posted by: John@ - 12-26-2015, 09:52 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (4)

How big of a farming ground is necessary to sustain a family of about 10? Who can help me estimate pls?

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  How Best to Feed in Large-Scale Chicken Farming
Posted by: John@ - 12-26-2015, 09:50 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - No Replies

I was shocked when I read that people own as much as 10,000 birds. Imagine how much feed the chickens will consume per day. How do they manage to minimize cost? Bank loan? If so that’s quite a risk.

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  Grow My Own Chicken Food
Posted by: John@ - 12-26-2015, 09:44 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - No Replies

The main ingredient in poultry feed is maize and I’m considering growing it. How much do I need to plant on a per chicken basis? Anyone have any suggestions, experiences or ideas to share please? I'll also appreciate good feed formula for broilers and layers.

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  Getting Rid of Flies
Posted by: John@ - 12-26-2015, 09:41 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Fellow farmers, pls how do you get rid of flies in a poultry farm? Is it good to be spraying insecticides all the time or are there other means?

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  How many hours of daylight do a chicken need to lay lots of eggs?
Posted by: John@ - 12-26-2015, 09:38 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

I know that more light per day brings more eggs. But how many hours of light should we give?

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  Which temperature is suitable for layers
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:05 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

What is the best temperature for them? The temperature where they will lay more eggs.

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  Do rabbits get along with chickens?
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:04 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Good dey all, I’m considering free ranging rabbits and chickens together (and possibly ducks too). Will the rabbits kill the chickens?

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  Should Vaccination in Animals be A Must?
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:04 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Hi guys, if I can keep my animal pen neat, feed them well and give them clean water, why should I vaccinate?

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  Should I Start with Baby Animals?
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:03 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Which one is better in rabbit/goat/sheep farming. Starting with small animals or the big ones? Pls can someone tell me the adv and disadvs?

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