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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 9:31am On Apr 09, 2017
LOL. You need to understand strains before delving into broiler production. Time they say is money and some strains hit table size before others. For each hatchery come different strains.
frisky2good:
From the little I know, broilers from reputable hatcheries will grow big if fed very well. I have bought from backyard hatcheries and still got acceptable result. With proper care things will most likely turn out fine. JUST MY AMATEUR OPINION!

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by frisky2good(m): 9:33am On Apr 09, 2017
EMMAACHILE:

I was surprised to see tuns broilers in an uncustomised box. It doesn't tell well of the farm.

I understand that because some farms even within Lokoja here have very good birds who are unknown household names. But a large farm should have a customise box imho.

I believe hatcheries are trying to cut costs by not going for expensive boxes that will be discarded as soon an the birds get to their destination. My zartech chicks I got in January came in brown cartons but the fidan chicks I got last month came in a very beautiful customized carton.
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by rmx1: 9:49am On Apr 09, 2017
frisky2good:


I believe hatcheries are trying to cut costs by not going for expensive boxes that will be discarded as soon an the birds get to their destination. My zartech chicks I got in January came in brown cartons but the fidan chicks I got last month came in a very beautiful customized carton.

Just out of curiosity, how much do u think is the difference BTW a plain carton and a branded one ?
Negligible if u compare ,even more so when u consider the value of the doc inside the box

Using customized is for branding ,to distinguish ur product and sell at a better margin .even though ur quality might not be better smiley
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 9:57am On Apr 09, 2017
Day 3
Second day of antibiotics application.

I had to use lantern as a backup because my Charcoal doesnt light up all night.

Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by frisky2good(m): 10:51am On Apr 09, 2017
Is that sawdust on the floor?

EMMAACHILE:
Day 3
Second day of antibiotics application.

I had to use lantern as a backup because my Charcoal doesnt light up all night.

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 12:15pm On Apr 09, 2017
frisky2good:
Is that sawdust on the floor?

Rice husk
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Chibenze(m): 2:46pm On Apr 09, 2017
Turks:
LOL. You need to understand strains before delving into broiler production. Time they say is money and some strains hit table size before others. For each hatchery come different strains.
pls sir which hatchery can you recommend to a newbie like me that reach table size faster. pls reply. thanks
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 3:42pm On Apr 09, 2017
The Ross strain is still my strain of choice.
Chibenze:

pls sir which hatchery can you recommend to a newbie like me that reach table size faster. pls reply. thanks
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Chibenze(m): 3:52pm On Apr 09, 2017
Turks:
The Ross strain is still my strain of choice.
thanks my first time to hear such name chi, amo etc is what i have been reading on nairaland. pls where can i buy the birds? i am base in rivers state also can u post pics of the size nd maybe d age nd wait of this product? if no pics. what size/ weight did u archive from this hatchery also how fast to get the kg etc? i know feed is also a major aspect too. but i just need more details. thanks
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 4:00pm On Apr 09, 2017
Agrited hatchery has the Ross 308 PS hence their commercial broilers. They can hit 1kg -1.1kg or more in 4weeks if management practice and feeding regimen is on point. We can supply you sir if you want. State borders isn't a barrier as we ship nationwide. Attached is a picture of a Ross strain at day 5.
Chibenze:

thanks my first time to hear such name chi, amo etc is what i have been reading on nairaland. pls where can i buy the birds? i am base in rivers state also can u post pics of the size nd maybe d age nd wait of this product? if no pics. what size/ weight did u archive from this hatchery also how fast to get the kg etc? i know feed is also a major aspect too. but i just need more details. thanks

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Chibenze(m): 4:09pm On Apr 09, 2017
Turks:
Agrited hatchery has the Ross 308 PS hence their commercial broilers. They can hit 1kg -1.1kg or more in 4weeks if management practice and feeding regimen is on point. We can supply you sir if you want. State borders isn't a barrier as we ship nationwide. Attached is a picture of a Ross strain at day 5.
thanks i thought the ross strain was a name of a hatchery, 1kg is 4wks is wonderful. hope top feed is what u use to feed them or do u use another feed company? also can i see the pics of the adult Ross? i have been following ur post u r really impacting lives here with ur advice/info. i will contact u when am ready currently planning to build a place to house them.
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 6:21pm On Apr 09, 2017
Turks:
Agrited hatchery has the Ross 308 PS hence their commercial broilers. They can hit 1kg -1.1kg or more in 4weeks if management practice and feeding regimen is on point. We can supply you sir if you want. State borders isn't a barrier as we ship nationwide. Attached is a picture of a Ross strain at day 5.
One of the best hatcheries in Nigeria.
Ross 308 would not out perform an Arbor Acre plus or Cobb broiler strain over a 7 week period. They are still virtually the same
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by falofarms: 7:06pm On Apr 09, 2017
pls, can I be supplied at ado-ekiti if I make orders from the same link you posted here? in addition, would there be other transport charges on my orders?
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 8:30pm On Apr 09, 2017
I disagree sir. In terms of height, breastmeat, lean meat and weight, the Ross strain is a force to reckon with.
EMMAACHILE:

One of the best hatcheries in Nigeria.
Ross 308 would not out perform an Arbor Acre plus or Cobb broiler strain over a 7 week period. They are still virtually the same
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by frisky2good(m): 8:36pm On Apr 09, 2017
Turks:
Agrited hatchery has the Ross 308 PS hence their commercial broilers. They can hit 1kg -1.1kg or more in 4weeks if management practice and feeding regimen is on point. We can supply you sir if you want. State borders isn't a barrier as we ship nationwide. Attached is a picture of a Ross strain at day 5.

Please how old are the birds in the attached pix?
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 8:47pm On Apr 09, 2017
5 days old
frisky2good:


Please how old are the birds in the attached pix?
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 9:24pm On Apr 09, 2017
falofarms:
pls, can I be supplied at ado-ekiti if I make orders from the same link you posted here? in addition, would there be other transport charges on my orders?
Yes of course. It's available nationwide.
Transport will be deducted at source of you select your location.
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 9:28pm On Apr 09, 2017
Turks:
I disagree sir. In terms of height, breastmeat, lean meat and weight, the Ross strain is a force to reckon with.
If you talk of breastmeat and lean meat, the Cobb is a force to be reckoned with. It was developed and known for its large breast meat and lean meat meaning low fat composition.

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Chibenze(m): 9:53pm On Apr 09, 2017
Turks:
5 days old
u did not respond to my above question, guess u formulate ur own feed?
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Munzy14(m): 10:40pm On Apr 09, 2017
EMMAACHILE:

If you talk of breastmeat and lean meat, the Cobb is a force to be reckoned with. It was developed and known for its large breast meat and lean meat meaning low fat composition.
Ross 308 is the latest improvement on Broiler strains.

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 10:42pm On Apr 09, 2017
Munzy14:

Ross 308 is the latest improvement on Broiler strains.
Read more on the Cobb 700
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 10:53pm On Apr 09, 2017
Check the male and female broiler performances between the Cobb 700, Arbor Acre plus and the Ross 308

If you see the performances at 42 weeks and more, they are virtually the same

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3LNCXPD0bIPZ3Bqd0NkZE91b0E
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by koolpapa(m): 11:42pm On Apr 09, 2017
@ emmaachile and Turks, Between saw-dust, rice husk and Sharp sand which is better to lay the floor for DOC

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 12:08am On Apr 10, 2017
koolpapa:
@ emmaachile and Turks, Between saw-dust, rice husk and Sharp sand which is better to lay the floor for DOC
Rice husk is the best

Sharp sand is good when they are older like from one month. But you need to be ready for daily shavings of the excreta from the top of the sand by using a sift or anything looking like a gaint fork.

I avoid saw dust since it is said to block the anus of the young chicks if ingested.
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 5:04am On Apr 10, 2017
Apologies sir. We make use of hybrid feed.
Chibenze:

u did not respond to my above question, guess u formulate ur own feed?

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 5:13am On Apr 10, 2017
All I'm saying
Munzy14:

Ross 308 is the latest improvement on Broiler strains.
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 5:17am On Apr 10, 2017
Personally, I make use of wood shaving and it has worked for me thus far. From Day 1 to Day 3, I spread newspaper over the woods having to prevent the chicks from picking and ingesting woodshaving particles from the floor till they're able to differentiate the taste of woodshaving from the taste of feed. Rice husk is also alright but it's not readily available at my location.
koolpapa:
@ emmaachile and Turks, Between saw-dust, rice husk and Sharp sand which is better to lay the floor for DOC

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 7:14am On Apr 10, 2017
Turks:
Personally, I make use of wood shaving and it has worked for me thus far. From Day 1 to Day 3, I spread newspaper over the woods having to prevent the chicks from picking and ingesting woodshaving particles from the floor till they're able to differentiate the taste of woodshaving from the taste of feed. Rice husk is also alright but it's not readily available at my location.

I used paper to cover the rice husk in the first two days.

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Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Turks: 7:16am On Apr 10, 2017
Great.
EMMAACHILE:


I used paper to cover the rice husk in the first two days.
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by EMMAACHILE(m): 6:15pm On Apr 11, 2017
Day 5
I got a room thermometer today and the pen was unbelievably reading 39 degrees Celsius in the afternoon when my room temperature was 35 degrees.

Brooding chicks temperature should be first week in the range of 29.7-32 degrees Celsius. While the second week should be minimum of 26.7 degrees Celsius.

This means I might not use heat from Day 6. I will monitor night temperatures from today and see the range from night to morning.
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by Amen24(f): 9:42pm On Apr 11, 2017
EMMAACHILE:
Day 5
I got a room thermometer today and the pen was unbelievably reading 39 degrees Celsius in the afternoon when my room temperature was 35 degrees.

Brooding chicks temperature should be first week in the range of 29.7-32 degrees Celsius. While the second week should be minimum of 26.7 degrees Celsius.

This means I might not use heat from Day 6. I will monitor night temperatures from today and see the range from night to morning.
How much do you get the room thermometer
Re: My Broiler Farm (7-10 Weeks) by obiageIi(f): 10:06pm On Apr 11, 2017
koolpapa:
@ emmaachile and Turks, Between saw-dust, rice husk and Sharp sand which is better to lay the floor for DOC
Wood Shavings

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