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Broiler chicken breeding in Nigeria; My Personal experience

Broiler chicken breeding in Nigeria; Here is my personal experience about raising chicks in Nigeria and a first hand account of a Chicken farmer who happened to be my sister.

Broiler chicken breeding in Nigeria is not all that difficult as many people would love to make it seem because it is a profitable business which is likely mostly untapped and this is why people will not want you to get in to it to avoid crowding up the business but I am lucky to have a person for a sister who does this for a living and this article will be according to her first hand account of explanation.

Here are the important questions about Broiler chicken breeding in Nigeria and her answers to every of these questions;

How difficult is Broiler chicken breeding in Nigeria?

It is quite easy to do this but this is if you are doing it the Right way she said and the right way to do this is getting the right breed of chicks and get started with and speaking of the right breed of chicks she started with mentioning these breeds of chicks as the best to get when it comes to Broiler chicken breeding in Nigeria…

  • Cornish Cross Broilers

It is a fast-growing kind of chicken. You may also recognize it by the name “Cornish Rock.” To grow such a chicken broiler will take you from six to eight weeks.

  • Grinphield Marshall

It usually takes approximately 6-8 weeks for a broiler chick to grow up to the “table size.” These birds are big and tall.

  • Moyer’s K-22 (also called Red Broilers)

Consumers appreciate these birds for the features of their meat. It is less fatty, has a special fragrant, and excellent texture. However, to grow such a bird will take the farmer a bit longer – approximately eight weeks.

  • Red Broilers

The chicken of this kind also grows up a bit slower. However, the primary advantage of these birds is their strong resistance to diseases, what makes them more appropriate for outdoor production.

  • Roaster chicks (also called Moyer’s Broiler or Cornish Giants)

These birds can reach the weight of over 4 lbs by 6 weeks of age. Their skin texture is good, while breast meat is tender.

  • Rosambro Broilers

These broiler chickens belong to a medium-growth kind. However, they grow a bit faster than the red broilers. The unique taste also characterizes their meat.

And yes these broilers are good feeders of Cayenne pepper feed.

How to select Broiler feed?

Selecting your broiler feed can be dependent on a lot of factors one of which is the breed of the Broiler as many of these breeds tend to eat too much and also some of them tend to eat slightly and their feeding pattern are different from each other.

How to select Broiler breed?

And now this is the side that gets tricky as this can be a lot of things. First thjings first is selecting a very strong and well breeders and then go through the following…

During brooding, place chick guard for first week around them. Most importantly, adjust the hovers temperature to 95 degrees Fahrenheit at the first week and reduce by 5 degrees Fahrenheit every week until 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Best broiler hatchery in Nigeria

These are many Broiler hatchery in Nigeria but here we will mention the best out of them which are;

  • Agrited Lagos State Ross
  • Zartech Oyo State Cobb AA
  • CHI Ajanla Ibadan Arbor Acre +
  • Farm Support Oyo State Arbor Acre
  • Sayed Ross 308
  • Fidan Ibadan, Oyo State Hubbard
  • Olam Cobb 500
  • NPG Cobb 500
  • Obasanjo Igboora Oyo State Marshall

Growth performance of broiler chicken with varying levels of ipil-ipil leaves

The ipil ipil plant contains constituents that serve as cheap sources of anthelmintics against internal parasitism. The formulation can be used for the treatment and control of roundworms, including common large roundworms of chickens so yes the Ipil Ipil plant is good for Chickens.

Lastly I asked…

Steps towards Broiler chicken breeding in Nigeria

  • Make a business plan
  • Learn from professionals
  • Target location.
  • Check your “broiler pen” or “chicken house.”
  • Get food and water done
  • Do not place the feeders on the ground to avoid moisture propagation and bacteria multiplication
  • “keep your chicks dry.”
  • Get the right Chicken breeds
  • Buy only from a trusted owne
  • Welcome home! Before the chicks arrive home, you should get their “chicken houses” prepared.
  • Then, pre-heat the house for a minimum of 24 hours before the arrival
  • You should also ensure enough water
  • Is the access to food and water simple?
  • Medical care service

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