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Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 2:11pm On Aug 11, 2018
I intend to start local fowl farming soon. I need some words of advice. If I start with about 50 female fowls now how many fowls will I have in the next two to three years?
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by Nobody: 2:30pm On Aug 11, 2018
those things deh born like mad ooooo

is it free range ?

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by 1stNumeroUno: 2:34pm On Aug 11, 2018
nyekason:
I intend to start local fowl farming soon. I need some words of advice. If I start with about 50 female fowls now how many fowls will I have in the next two to three years?

Op, is it for personal consumption or commercial?
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by MAMILA888: 2:34pm On Aug 11, 2018
Please,think about Noiler birds
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 4:08pm On Aug 11, 2018
1stNumeroUno:


Op, is it for personal consumption or commercial?
commercial.
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 4:08pm On Aug 11, 2018
MAMILA888:
Please,think about Noiler birds
tell me about Noiler birds
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by sefani(f): 7:34pm On Aug 12, 2018
Noiler is a dual purpose breed of chicken developed for small holder farmers to address the challenges of food insecurity
and financial dependency among rural populace, especially women.
Unique Features
Noiler is bred to survive in free range and on kitchen waste and farm by-products
to produce good quality meat and egg, hence dual purpose bird with following
characteristics:
- Hardiness
- High resistance to common diseases
- Heat tolerance
- Low input- feed cost, shelter, labour
- Tougher meat than broiler
- Nutritional security
Benefits
Impact LOW INCOME women and youth at the rural settlements, across the
country by;
1. Increasing protein intake of rural children
2. Improve the productivity of chicken in terms of meat and egg production
relative to indigenous chicken.
3. Additional income generation for rural women and youth
4. Gender empowerment
5. Food security
Laying starts from 5 months. Feed them on chick mash till 5 weeks, grower till 9 weeks, then finisher.These aside, after one month,you can release them(free range) to feed on whatever they can lay their hands on.
Locals foods for Noiler birds
1. Rice chaff
2. Maize offal
3.wheat offal
4.spent grain
5.Vegetables
6.Chaff from akamu/ogi
7.Chaff from cassava
8.biscuit
9.indomie
10.Left over food
11.groundnut cake

to know more, check my signature

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by sefani(f): 7:36pm On Aug 12, 2018
nyekason:
tell me about Noiler birds

Noiler is a dual purpose breed of chicken developed for small holder farmers to address the challenges of food insecurity
and financial dependency among rural populace, especially women.
Unique Features
Noiler is bred to survive in free range and on kitchen waste and farm by-products
to produce good quality meat and egg, hence dual purpose bird with following
characteristics:
- Hardiness
- High resistance to common diseases
- Heat tolerance
- Low input- feed cost, shelter, labour
- Tougher meat than broiler
- Nutritional security
Benefits
Impact LOW INCOME women and youth at the rural settlements, across the
country by;
1. Increasing protein intake of rural children
2. Improve the productivity of chicken in terms of meat and egg production
relative to indigenous chicken.
3. Additional income generation for rural women and youth
4. Gender empowerment
5. Food security
Laying starts from 5 months. Feed them on chick mash till 5 weeks, grower till 9 weeks, then finisher.These aside, after one month,you can release them(free range) to feed on whatever they can lay their hands on.
Locals foods for Noiler birds
1. Rice chaff
2. Maize offal
3.wheat offal
4.spent grain
5.Vegetables
6.Chaff from akamu/ogi
7.Chaff from cassava
8.biscuit
9.indomie
10.Left over food
11.groundnut cake
12.pko chaff
to know more, kindly check my signature
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 10:46am On Aug 13, 2018
sefani:


Noiler is a dual purpose breed of chicken developed for small holder farmers to address the challenges of food insecurity
and financial dependency among rural populace, especially women.
Unique Features
Noiler is bred to survive in free range and on kitchen waste and farm by-products
to produce good quality meat and egg, hence dual purpose bird with following
characteristics:
- Hardiness
- High resistance to common diseases
- Heat tolerance
- Low input- feed cost, shelter, labour
- Tougher meat than broiler
- Nutritional security
Benefits
Impact LOW INCOME women and youth at the rural settlements, across the
country by;
1. Increasing protein intake of rural children
2. Improve the productivity of chicken in terms of meat and egg production
relative to indigenous chicken.
3. Additional income generation for rural women and youth
4. Gender empowerment
5. Food security
Laying starts from 5 months. Feed them on chick mash till 5 weeks, grower till 9 weeks, then finisher.These aside, after one month,you can release them(free range) to feed on whatever they can lay their hands on.
Locals foods for Noiler birds
1. Rice chaff
2. Maize offal
3.wheat offal
4.spent grain
5.Vegetables
6.Chaff from akamu/ogi
7.Chaff from cassava
8.biscuit
9.indomie
10.Left over food
11.groundnut cake
12.pko chaff
to know more, kindly check my signature
Thank you, I prefer local fowls, tell me how to go about it to get positive result and to get very good number of fowls in two to three years. Starting with 50 female fowls and 10 male fowls.

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by teflondoncuzo(m): 3:11pm On Aug 13, 2018
Free range or cage system
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by excanny: 4:40pm On Aug 13, 2018
sefani:
Noiler is a dual purpose breed of chicken developed for small holder farmers to address the challenges of food insecurity
and financial dependency among rural populace, especially women.
Unique Features
Noiler is bred to survive in free range and on kitchen waste and farm by-products
to produce good quality meat and egg, hence dual purpose bird with following
characteristics:
- Hardiness
- High resistance to common diseases
- Heat tolerance
- Low input- feed cost, shelter, labour
- Tougher meat than broiler
- Nutritional security
Benefits
Impact LOW INCOME women and youth at the rural settlements, across the
country by;
1. Increasing protein intake of rural children
2. Improve the productivity of chicken in terms of meat and egg production
relative to indigenous chicken.
3. Additional income generation for rural women and youth
4. Gender empowerment
5. Food security
Laying starts from 5 months. Feed them on chick mash till 5 weeks, grower till 9 weeks, then finisher.These aside, after one month,you can release them(free range) to feed on whatever they can lay their hands on.
Locals foods for Noiler birds
1. Rice chaff
2. Maize offal
3.wheat offal
4.spent grain
5.Vegetables
6.Chaff from akamu/ogi
7.Chaff from cassava
8.biscuit
9.indomie
10.Left over food
11.groundnut cake

to know more, check my signature

Madam, OP said local chicken.

Some of us like the taste of it more than these your foreign breeds.

@OP. The problem we have in this part of the world is the proliferation of "lazy" farmers who want to be spoon-fed and not ready to conduct experiments.

The sad reality is very little has been written about the indigenous Nigerian chicken breed and your interest is an avenue to expand more on that knowledge base.

As a pointer to the way to go, why don't you test run a mini project on the local chickens.

Get 2 groups of these chicken consisting of 1 rooster and 5 hens.

The first group will be raised in a close intensive unit, with you providing daily meals(mainly grains like corns and beans).

The second group will be free range of 1 rooster and 5 hens( you won't provide any food for these)

Both groups will have good shelters with space for egg laying.

Both groups will have a vet or drugs from a vet to reduce losses due to diseases. You might need to consult with the nearest veterinary clinic to you and also ask questions on likely diseases and prevention.

Study these 2 groups for one year and compare their weight, growth rate and get answers to all the questions you need like which method is better, how many birds will I get in a year, etc.

Finally launch your main project with the 50 birds following the best techniques you learnt from your mini project. Share your knowledge.

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 6:38pm On Aug 13, 2018
teflondoncuzo:
Free range or cage system
cage system please
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 6:46pm On Aug 13, 2018
excanny:


Madam, OP said local chicken.

Some of us like the taste of it more than these your foreign breeds.

@OP. The problem we have in this part of the world is the proliferation of "lazy" farmers who want to be spoon-fed and not ready to conduct experiments.

The sad reality is very little has been written about the indigenous Nigerian chicken breed and your interest is an avenue to expand more on that knowledge base.

As a pointer to the way to go, why don't you test run a mini project on the local chickens.

Get 2 groups of these chicken consisting of 1 rooster and 5 hens.

The first group will be raised in a close intensive unit, with you providing daily meals(mainly grains like corns and beans).

The second group will be free range of 1 rooster and 5 hens( you won't provide any food for these)

Both groups will have good shelters with space for egg laying.

Both groups will have a vet or drugs from a vet to reduce losses due to diseases. You might need to consult with the nearest veterinary clinic to you and also ask questions on likely diseases and prevention.

Study these 2 groups for one year and compare their weight, growth rate and get answers to all the questions you need like which method is better, how many birds will I get in a year, etc.

Finally launch your main project with the 50 birds following the best techniques you learnt from your mini project. Share your knowledge.
Thank you very much my brother, I appreciate your reply. Free range is good and can make them gain weight and grow faster but I prefer cage system for safety, reason is that in my place if your fowl eventually moves out of your house the fowl will disappear, you will not see the fowl again, and when they are outside hungry birds in the sky will use your new born fowls as breakfast and lunch.

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by excanny: 6:59pm On Aug 13, 2018
nyekason:
Thank you very much my brother, I appreciate your reply. Free range is good and can make them gain weight and grow faster but I prefer cage system for safety, reason is that in my place if your fowl eventually moves out of your house the fowl will disappear, you will not see the fowl again, and when they are outside hungry birds in the sky will use your new born fowls as breakfast and lunch.

You still need to test to see if it's economically viable.

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by Curiouscity(m): 8:47pm On Aug 13, 2018
excanny:


Madam, OP said local chicken.

Some of us like the taste of it more than these your foreign breeds.

@OP. The problem we have in this part of the world is the proliferation of "lazy" farmers who want to be spoon-fed and not ready to conduct experiments.

The sad reality is very little has been written about the indigenous Nigerian chicken breed and your interest is an avenue to expand more on that knowledge base.

As a pointer to the way to go, why don't you test run a mini project on the local chickens.

Get 2 groups of these chicken consisting of 1 rooster and 5 hens.

The first group will be raised in a close intensive unit, with you providing daily meals(mainly grains like corns and beans).

The second group will be free range of 1 rooster and 5 hens( you won't provide any food for these)

Both groups will have good shelters with space for egg laying.

Both groups will have a vet or drugs from a vet to reduce losses due to diseases. You might need to consult with the nearest veterinary clinic to you and also ask questions on likely diseases and prevention.

Study these 2 groups for one year and compare their weight, growth rate and get answers to all the questions you need like which method is better, how many birds will I get in a year, etc.

Finally launch your main project with the 50 birds following the best techniques you learnt from your mini project. Share your knowledge.

Very apt suggestions. As you rightly put it, most Nigerians don't want to research or experiment.

In the mid to late 90s, we did the semi intensive approach of keeping this local breeds. We feed then in the morning, then let them into a fenced area where they eat leaves, worms and drink water put in strategic areas. They were very prolific and gained weight rapidly.
We also tried crossing the local breeds with some foreign breeds. They outcome was very impressive. This family venture paid for a good part of mine and my siblings' University education.

Sadly, we neither documented it nor published our findings.

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nakscin(m): 11:32pm On Aug 13, 2018
Good day
First.. Is a good idea if u ve the space.... And free range will b better...but before that...make sure u work on the follow
1..get good Fulani hens from d north
2... Predators(snakes,hawks,rats n others
3....feeding
4.....good housing....u either allow d mother hen nurse d chicks or u do it..for better result... 5 each from 50 hens..dats 250 chicks....
5...for fast growing chicks...plz use Noiler cocks...with them u get better n bigger chicks....
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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by NativeChicken: 12:39am On Aug 14, 2018
Noilers are the way to go here as they resemble our local chicken in so many ways such as;
1. They come in numerous colours.
2. They are excellent scavengers
3. Disease resistant and heat tolerant.
4. very tasty with slightly tough meat & bones
In fact, they are our local breeds with improved meat & egg production and faster maturity

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by teflondoncuzo(m): 2:11am On Aug 14, 2018
nyekason:
cage system please

Free-range would be the best for local fowl , cage system not economical n have to consider mating n incubation of the eggs

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 3:39am On Aug 14, 2018
teflondoncuzo:


Free-range would be the best for local fowl , cage system not economical n have to consider mating n incubation of the eggs
why I'm considering cage system is due to how fowls disappear I'm my area, if your fowl goes out of your house you won't see it again. What if I cage them with cocks?

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by Nobody: 6:42am On Aug 14, 2018
You should consider noilers, also.

You get the eggs and the meat, from the heavy cocks.

You can cross them with local roosters to get fertilized eggs, which can hatch into chicks.

Visit village markets for your local birds.
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by Mattin(m): 7:59am On Aug 14, 2018
Lovely thread with great inputs.
OP, I will advice you google search on how to rear chicks in semi intensive. There is a way the the whites do theirs and its lovely. Look for videos on YouTube or Instagram.
More grace.
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 11:21am On Aug 14, 2018
namet:
You should consider noilers, also.

You get the eggs and the meat, from the heavy cocks.

You can cross them with local roosters to get fertilized eggs, which can hatch into chicks.

Visit village markets for your local birds.
visit markets in which states please?
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 11:22am On Aug 14, 2018
Mattin:
Lovely thread with great inputs.
OP, I will advice you google search on how to rear chicks in semi intensive. There is a way the the whites do theirs and its lovely. Look for videos on YouTube or Instagram.
More grace.
thanks
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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by adisabarber(m): 12:05pm On Aug 14, 2018
You want to cage local fowl and still expect them to taste like local fowl. The moment you cage them and give them formulated feed, they will grow faster and turn them to "agric". People that want tasty poultry meat either buy cockerels or old layers. All these local chickens cannot even give you as much meat as a broiler lap. Buy noilers and give them kitchen waste. Let them grow naturally and in 5 months you will have great tasting meat to eat cheesy
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 1:42pm On Aug 14, 2018
adisabarber:
You want to cage local fowl and still expect them to taste like local fowl. The moment you cage them and give them formulated feed, they will grow faster and turn them to "agric". People that want tasty poultry meat either buy cockerels or old layers. All these local chickens cannot even give you as much meat as a broiler lap. Buy noilers and give them kitchen waste. Let them grow naturally and in 5 months you will have great tasting meat to eat cheesy
Na u sabi that one

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by excanny: 1:57pm On Aug 14, 2018
adisabarber:
You want to cage local fowl and still expect them to taste like local fowl. The moment you cage them and give them formulated feed, they will grow faster and turn them to "agric". People that want tasty poultry meat either buy cockerels or old layers. All these local chickens cannot even give you as much meat as a broiler lap. Buy noilers and give them kitchen waste. Let them grow naturally and in 5 months you will have great tasting meat to eat cheesy

No. I think he intends feeding them grains, not formulated feed.

PS.
And he has said it severally he is not interested in this "noiler" stuff.

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by NativeChicken: 2:09pm On Aug 14, 2018
Am currently building a semi intensive unit for my 550 Noilers. All am doing is build a perimeter fence around their house to keep them from straying and protect them from thieves and predators
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by Nobody: 3:48pm On Aug 14, 2018
nyekason:
visit markets in which states please?

Most states in this country have interior/rural villages with markets. Scout for the major markets within these areas and you'll find them. You may have to go to many different markets in different areas to find them.

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by NativeChicken: 8:32pm On Aug 14, 2018
Noiler rooster at 4 months

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Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by Chibenze(m): 8:35pm On Aug 14, 2018
NativeChicken:
Noiler rooster at 4 months
can female noiler incubate egg
Re: Starting Local Fowl Farming by nyekason(f): 9:04pm On Aug 14, 2018
NativeChicken:
Noiler rooster at 4 months
how much will be okay to train 100 noilers from day old to four months? Only feeding and medication estimate please

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