Poultry farming in Nigeria has become one of the most important aspect of farming for many reasons. It create great business opportunity for Entrepreneurs, and provides employment for the job seeking citizens.
The Chicken and it's products are very rich source of protein of which we all agreed to that -- you and I need the proteins derived from chicken to maintain healthy living.
It is generally believed that every child needs not less than an egg a day for their normal growth. While every adult needs like ten in a week; Poultry also provides meat for delicacies -- no tribe or religion in Nigeria that forbids chicken meat. Everyone likes it, that's why poultry products sells very fast and in high demand.
The Benefits of Poultry Farming in Nigeria are so numerous that this page may not contain it all. Apart from the chicken being used as food, Poultry Farming is equally profitable. A good poultry farmer earns above N20 million per annum depending on how big the farm is. All these benefits are open to you if you start your own poultry farm today!
There are basically three different breeds of bird for poultry business. We have the Broilers, Cockerels, and Layers. The Broilers grows very faster and are ready for sale at 12 weeks from hatch. Cockerels grows slower and can take up to twenty four weeks before they are matured for marketing.
But, Cockerels are reliable in terms of survival and withstanding bad weathers. They are more resilient, and can absorb shocks far better than Layers and Broilers.
Poultry Farming is a bit capital intensive -- it's all like trading money to make more money. You need to prepare for this especially if you wants to start on a higher scale. But be assured of making back whatever amount of money you invested in the business in multiple fold within a short period of time. Before you venture into poultry farming business in Nigeria, you need to seat back and do proper calculation and planning; make sure you have idea of all the costs involved.
Hello house! I am a poultry farmer with both birds and can tell you from my experience. When it comes to comparing between the two birds (i.e Layers and Broilers), I'l advice any 1 who needs to know that Layer is d best and always d best only that a little patience would b needed from brooding to the point of lay which is about 5 months. Broilers are done seasonally but sometimes the stress involved in raising them is not worth it. Let me explain, when U bring in layers, U have to treat them like ur pets, properly vaccinate them 'cos they'l stay long time with U. Their mortality rate is very low when compared to broilers. Increase in temprature can kill a very healthy broiler and all ur suffering would just go in2 thin air. When keeping broilers, U always need 2 b around the poultry to supply their water and feed at adlib. And in addition, if not properlly sanitized, broiler generates a bad smell in the poultry house and the surroundings.
Just dont compare, if u must do broilers, make it seasonal.
Its often said One Man's Dream is another Man History.I mean 2 say u are just dreaming of starting while some people had started 20years Ago and still in the biz making profit.if u are actually serious then consult professionals around you or if u are around Sango-Ota u can call me 07038641600.
@Osaretin, u dont run business on assumption. You have 1m, Why not meet the professionals and get estimated cost of feeding each bird to maturity, the feeds sellers can help you with that, cost of each chick x 1000, estimated cost of maintaining the environment and medical treatments, especially the usual water treatment and fumigation. You need to do researches and projections other wise youll get stucked. Best of luck.
Well for me i think the layers are better, reason being that the mortality rate is lower cos they are matured, what make them layers is the food u feed them with i.e. layers mesh. But the broilers are more sensitive to both environment, temprature and waters where there is a lapse. secondly the layers can be sold out when they are no longer productive in laying eggs. but the broilers are sold once they are matured. U wont also need much space for the layers cos they are kept in cages whearas the broilers needs large rooms depending on the numbers u are keeping. Layers are also more delicious when cooked with stronger bones than the broilers. The layers eggs are better business cos its not seasonal, u have patronage all through the year, whearas broilers are slightly seasonal. The dangers you face with layers depends on your environment, i.e. if ure located at reptiles prone area, u may have to take xtra precautions cos snakes are always after the eggs and likely danger to you and the workers.