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December Chicken Is For Novices by ublight: 10:23am On Jun 11, 2020
. Before u come here to argue what u do not know, just take a chill pill and read on.
If u have the money, rear your birds now and leave december chicken for novices.
There is always a glut of poultry during that period besides the hike in prices of feed.
Every year i get many stories of how people lost money doing december chicken due to three factors i am not going to discuss yet.
If u must do december chicken, make it few.

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Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Nezzjnr: 11:56am On Jun 11, 2020
Oga I start rearing my Chickens during September and by that time the Feeds and supplements aren't always expensive

Then I sell it at Higher rates during that period
Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Atlanticfire: 12:49pm On Jun 11, 2020
Nezzjnr:
Oga I start rearing my Chickens during September and by that time the Feeds and supplements aren't always expensive

Then I sell it at Higher rates during that period

That is what he is trying to explain.

That you are a novice.

Think about it before you argue.

Will it not be better if you can raise chicken profitably throughout the year instead of raising them for only 4 months of the year from September to December?

People eat chicken all year round, so why will a wise investor refuse to raise chicken all year round to meet the all year round demand?

Don't you think those who refuse to raise chicken to meet demand throughout the year are truly novices?

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Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by ublight: 5:48pm On Jun 13, 2020
Atlanticfire:


That is what he is trying to explain.

That you are a novice.

Think about it before you argue.

Will it not be better if you can raise chicken profitably throughout the year instead of raising them for only 4 months of the year from September to December?

People eat chicken all year round, so why will a wise investor refuse to raise chicken all year round to meet the all year round demand?

Don't you think those who refuse to raise chicken to meet demand throughout the year are truly novices?

please tell him
Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by sodeeqsulaimon88(m): 7:36pm On Jun 13, 2020
I'm a newbie in the line buh rearing birds is a thing,getting market for it is another thing entirely.If possible dere z market for d birds who won't rear birds all year round.
if you have a few marketing ideas you can drop for us
Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Franknikky: 7:49am On Jun 15, 2020
Pls where can I get acidified copper sulphate I heard it's good for black head in turkeys. Does any one have a contrary opinion or an alternative to that?
Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Redman44(m): 10:43am On Jun 16, 2020
Atlanticfire:


That is what he is trying to explain.

That you are a novice.

Think about it before you argue.

Will it not be better if you can raise chicken profitably throughout the year instead of raising them for only 4 months of the year from September to December?

People eat chicken all year round, so why will a wise investor refuse to raise chicken all year round to meet the all year round demand?

Don't you think those who refuse to raise chicken to meet demand throughout the year are truly novices?



Nigerians eat Chicken throughout the year. I grew up in a home where we reared chickens and turkeys. Initially, we only raised Christmas and New Year Cockerels. We would raise them from September to December and start selling them a week to Christmas. The sales of our Cockerels would continue till around January 5th of the next year. What I noticed was that we still had close to 50-70 Cockerels left after the Xmas and New Year celebrations had ended. However, before the end of February of the next year, People would have bought the remaining Cockerels. This means Chickens can be sold from January to December smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley. Interesting, isn't it? Once you can advertise that you have Chicken for sale, People will call you or come to your compound to purchase the Cockerels or Broilers from you. Nigerians are always celebrating one thing or the other. and Chicken meat is essential to these celebrations. You can erect a cage behind your house or in your compound. Buy 100 day old Cockerels and start rearing them. Feed them with food scraps and chicken feed. In about 4 months, they are ready for sale and consumption. You can have three rearing and sales cycles in a year. Don't dull, Nairalanders. cool cool cool cool cool cool.

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Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Redman44(m): 11:11am On Jun 16, 2020
sodeeqsulaimon88:
I'm a newbie in the line buh rearing birds is a thing,getting market for it is another thing entirely.If possible dere z market for d birds who won't rear birds all year round.
if you have a few marketing ideas you can drop for us


Seems you need ideas about marketing your birds. Nice one. Make sure you raise healthy and meaty birds first. If you have healthy and fleshy birds, you will attract customers very quickly. Personally, I believe Cockerels ( Spotted or White Cockerels ) are good to raise from January to December. They are very strong and are not susceptible to diseases like Broilers etc. They are also meaty when raised properly. Old layers meat is not very nutritious for consumption. To sell your chicken, please put a sign at the front of your house- ' Chicken For Sale '. Make the sign very bold with the picture of a Cockerel on it. People passing by will see the sign and start coming to buy chicken from you. This is how it starts- Word of Mouth advertising. Before you know it, everybody in your area knows you are selling Cockerels/Broilers for consumption. You can also advertise your Chicken business on Nairaland, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. There is also Jiji Nigeria to advertise on cool cool cool cool. Social Media marketing will boost your Poultry business. You should also get a space in busy markets in your area from time to time to sell your Chicken. Get those basket cages and pay for a small spot in the Market to sell your Cockerels on Weekends especially. You can also supply other Chicken sellers in the market Broilers/Cockerels at wholesale prices. This means you will just be breeding the Chicken and supplying sellers at the open markets all over your Area or State ( Good business model, so to speak ). You just need to set profitable prices that will keep you in business. Do you know you can also supply Chicken to Restaurants or Hotels in your area? Just think big and go around looking for all sales points. Cheers.

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Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by sodeeqsulaimon88(m): 1:34pm On Jun 16, 2020
Redman44:



Seems you need ideas about marketing your birds. Nice one. Make sure you raise healthy and meaty birds first. If you have healthy and fleshy birds, you will attract customers very quickly. Personally, I believe Cockerels ( Spotted or White Cockerels ) are good to raise from January to December. They are very strong and are not susceptible to diseases like Broilers etc. They are also meaty when raised properly. Old layers meat is not very nutritious for consumption. To sell your chicken, please put a sign at the front of your house- ' Chicken For Sale '. Make the sign very bold with the picture of a Cockerel on it. People passing by will see the sign and start coming to buy chicken from you. This is how it starts- Word of Mouth advertising. Before you know it, everybody in your area knows you are selling Cockerels/Broilers for consumption. You can also advertise your Chicken business on Nairaland, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. There is also Jiji Nigeria to advertise on cool cool cool cool. Social Media marketing will boost your Poultry business. You should also get a space in busy markets in your area from time to time to sell your Chicken. Get those basket cages and pay for a small spot in the Market to sell your Cockerels on Weekends especially. You can also supply other Chicken sellers in the market Broilers/Cockerels at wholesale prices. This means you will just be breeding the Chicken and supplying sellers at the open markets all over your Area or State ( Good business model, so to speak ). You just need to set profitable prices that will keep you in business. Do you know you can also supply Chicken to Restaurants or Hotels in your area? Just think big and go around looking for all sales points. Cheers.
I think i got your explanation and thanks so much I'll try that cockerel towards ending or probably next year buh don't you think the cost will be much raising cockerel from january to December

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Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Redman44(m): 3:57pm On Jun 16, 2020
sodeeqsulaimon88:
I think i got your explanation and thanks so much I'll try that cockerel towards ending or probably next year buh don't you think the cost will be much raising cockerel from january to December

Cockerels take 4-6 Months to mature for consumption or sales. You don't need to raise Cockerels for a year. If you feed your cockerels well, they can achieve table size in 5 Months. So you can raise Cockerels twice a year. To maximize your funds, you can focus on raising the White cockerel. It is much cheaper when you purchase them at a week old or day old. However, the price is the same with spotted Cockerels when you are selling them. I have experience in raising Chickens because my late father owned a Poultry up till 2010. You can also make your own feed by yourself. Do some research online. You can save a lot of money by making your own feed by yourself. There are feed millers all over Lagos State. I have attached the picture of the white cockerel to this post. Have a great day.

Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by fjjc(m): 4:54pm On Jun 16, 2020
Redman44:


Cockerels take 4-6 Months to mature for consumption or sales. You don't need to raise Cockerels for a year. If you feed your cockerels well, they can achieve table size in 5 Months. So you can raise Cockerels twice a year. To maximize your funds, you can focus on raising the White cockerel. It is much cheaper when you purchase them at a week old or day old. However, the price is the same with spotted Cockerels when you are selling them. I have experience in raising Chickens because my late father owned a Poultry up till 2010. You can also make your own feed by yourself. Do some research online. You can save a lot of money by making your own feed by yourself. There are feed millers all over Lagos State. I have attached the picture of the white cockerel to this post. Have a great day.
Insightful and informative
Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by sodeeqsulaimon88(m): 12:42am On Jun 17, 2020
Redman44:


Cockerels take 4-6 Months to mature for consumption or sales. You don't need to raise Cockerels for a year. If you feed your cockerels well, they can achieve table size in 5 Months. So you can raise Cockerels twice a year. To maximize your funds, you can focus on raising the White cockerel. It is much cheaper when you purchase them at a week old or day old. However, the price is the same with spotted Cockerels when you are selling them. I have experience in raising Chickens because my late father owned a Poultry up till 2010. You can also make your own feed by yourself. Do some research online. You can save a lot of money by making your own feed by yourself. There are feed millers all over Lagos State. I have attached the picture of the white cockerel to this post. Have a great day.
thank you sir infact I'm really taking note of your advice and my friend's mum do mill feed and I've chatted her up though i gave her my formula so i guess I'll start cockerel next year insha Allah thank you once more.can i have ur Whatsapp number sir incase i have questions to ask u

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Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by sodeeqsulaimon88(m): 3:01am On Jun 17, 2020
Redman44:


Cockerels take 4-6 Months to mature for consumption or sales. You don't need to raise Cockerels for a year. If you feed your cockerels well, they can achieve table size in 5 Months. So you can raise Cockerels twice a year. To maximize your funds, you can focus on raising the White cockerel. It is much cheaper when you purchase them at a week old or day old. However, the price is the same with spotted Cockerels when you are selling them. I have experience in raising Chickens because my late father owned a Poultry up till 2010. You can also make your own feed by yourself. Do some research online. You can save a lot of money by making your own feed by yourself. There are feed millers all over Lagos State. I have attached the picture of the white cockerel to this post. Have a great day.
just went through the formula and i realise i only have that of broiler starter and finisher my question is can i use it and If no do you mind sharing your cockerel formula with me at 0+9+0+7+6+1+4+3+8+4+1
Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Redman44(m): 9:41am On Jun 17, 2020
sodeeqsulaimon88:
just went through the formula and i realise i only have that of broiler starter and finisher my question is can i use it and If no do you mind sharing your cockerel formula with me at 0+9+0+7+6+1+4+3+8+4+1


@sodeeqsulaimon, I have a link to Cockerel feed formula. I found it online this morning. Check out the link below -

www.agricbiz.info/agriwiki/article/cockerel-farming/

You will see about 3 Cockerel feed formulas in the post. The post also has lots of information about raising Cockerels in Nigeria. Please read through the whole post and you will get useful information you need towards the success of your Poultry business plans for next year. You can also ask the feed millers for Cockerel Feed formulas. They will have at least 1 Cockerel feed formula with them smiley smiley smiley. Give the Cockerels the normal feed until they are about 7-8 weeks old. After this period, you can start feeding them with food scraps and leftover food in between meals or twice a week. You can also get Pap Chaff ( Efo Ogi ) and mix it with feed and give it to the cockerels twice a week ( After the 7-8 weeks feeding on 100% Cockerel feed formula ). This will save you money. Cockerels have good meat with less fat. To be honest with you, Nigerians love meat that is a bit tough in their mouths. Do your research. Cheers.
Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Redman44(m): 9:56am On Jun 17, 2020
sodeeqsulaimon88:
thank you sir infact I'm really taking note of your advice and my friend's mum do mill feed and I've chatted her up though i gave her my formula so i guess I'll start cockerel next year insha Allah thank you once more.can i have ur Whatsapp number sir incase i have questions to ask u


Ask your friend's Mum to give you the Cockerels feed formula smiley smiley smiley. She most likely has one with her because she has customers who come to make Cockerel feed at her Mill. I have also given you another link where you can get Cockerel feed formulas. Be careful where you will buy your day old Cockerels from. Make sure you choose a good farm and hatchery when buying your stock. Another thing you can do is to go and spend a day at the feed mill owned by your friend's mum. Ask the people coming to make chicken feed where they source their chicks from. They will give you the names and addresses of farms where they get their Cockerel or Broiler chicks from. Try and read a lot of articles online about Cockerels Poultry business in Nigeria. Watch videos on YOUTUBE about cockerels business in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. You will learn a lot of things that will help you when you start raising your cockerels. Have a great day. Ask me any questions you want on this thread. So that others can have access to the information. Cheers.
Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by Dowenship(m): 2:01pm On Jun 17, 2020
Wow..thanks for this, just started rearing 50 cockereal and boilers waiting for December period to harvest without knowing u can sell from the cry moment they are are matured enough to eat
Redman44:




Nigerians eat Chicken throughout the year. I grew up in a home where we reared chickens and turkeys. Initially, we only raised Christmas and New Year Cockerels. We would raise them from September to December and start selling them a week to Christmas. The sales of our Cockerels would continue till around January 5th of the next year. What I noticed was that we still had close to 50-70 Cockerels left after the Xmas and New Year celebrations had ended. However, before the end of February of the next year, People would have bought the remaining Cockerels. This means Chickens can be sold from January to December smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley. Interesting, isn't it? Once you can advertise that you have Chicken for sale, People will call you or come to your compound to purchase the Cockerels or Broilers from you. Nigerians are always celebrating one thing or the other. and Chicken meat is essential to these celebrations. You can erect a cage behind your house or in your compound. Buy 100 day old Cockerels and start rearing them. Feed them with food scraps and chicken feed. In about 4 months, they are ready for sale and consumption. You can have three rearing and sales cycles in a year. Don't dull, Nairalanders. cool cool cool cool cool cool.

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Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by sodeeqsulaimon88(m): 2:54pm On Jun 17, 2020
Redman44:



@sodeeqsulaimon, I have a link to Cockerel feed formula. I found it online this morning. Check out the link below -

www.agricbiz.info/agriwiki/article/cockerel-farming/

You will see about 3 Cockerel feed formulas in the post. The post also has lots of information about raising Cockerels in Nigeria. Please read through the whole post and you will get useful information you need towards the success of your Poultry business plans for next year. You can also ask the feed millers for Cockerel Feed formulas. They will have at least 1 Cockerel feed formula with them smiley smiley smiley. Give the Cockerels the normal feed until they are about 7-8 weeks old. After this period, you can start feeding them with food scraps and leftover food in between meals or twice a week. You can also get Pap Chaff ( Efo Ogi ) and mix it with feed and give it to the cockerels twice a week ( After the 7-8 weeks feeding on 100% Cockerel feed formula ). This will save you money. Cockerels have good meat with less fat. To be honest with you, Nigerians love meat that is a bit tough in their mouths. Do your research. Cheers.
thank you so much

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Re: December Chicken Is For Novices by sodeeqsulaimon88(m): 2:55pm On Jun 17, 2020
Redman44:



Ask your friend's Mum to give you the Cockerels feed formula smiley smiley smiley. She most likely has one with her because she has customers who come to make Cockerel feed at her Mill. I have also given you another link where you can get Cockerel feed formulas. Be careful where you will buy your day old Cockerels from. Make sure you choose a good farm and hatchery when buying your stock. Another thing you can do is to go and spend a day at the feed mill owned by your friend's mum. Ask the people coming to make chicken feed where they source their chicks from. They will give you the names and addresses of farms where they get their Cockerel or Broiler chicks from. Try and read a lot of articles online about Cockerels Poultry business in Nigeria. Watch videos on YOUTUBE about cockerels business in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. You will learn a lot of things that will help you when you start raising your cockerels. Have a great day. Ask me any questions you want on this thread. So that others can have access to the information. Cheers.
permit me to say this sir,your explanation is superb.thank you so much may Allah swt increase you in knowledge

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