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My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 4:09pm On Jan 11
Good day all
After going through @jidestroud's thread on noilers, as a first time farmer, I decided to start with just 10 @4weeks and they will be arriving hopefully on Sunday

I will try and update the thread later with pictures on the preparations and I will also need the Oga's the house to help me with suggestions and advice

Canopy don set... Carry chair siddon

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by jidestroud(m): 7:28pm On Jan 11
Reserve front seat for me biko. Hoping to learn from you Oga boss!!!

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by Mide3367: 7:41pm On Jan 11
Space booked

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 8:42pm On Jan 16
Hi guys please forgive me for late update am just too busy within the week.. working 7:30 -7:30
So I got their feeds feeds today CHIKUN STARTER cuz I was told that @4weeks that grower size is too much for them and might revert to waste so I bought ½bag of the starter @2800 (against my 1bag intention) a drinker and their feeder @400 each.. Summing #3600 then the seller suggested that I should take the anti coccidiosis @400 which I didn't reject not because I want to use it currently but the exp. date is 2024, so am sure it willbe finished before then...
So far,
Chicks @4weeks #700*10=7000
Feeding 4k
Exp. So far= 11k
Note: we just relocated to our own house after 19yrs of been a tenant so am using a spare room for this

I really need your advice and suggestions in other not to make a costly mistake

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 8:08am On Jan 17
As usual disappointment set in... The supplier called this morning telling me that he couldn't find a bus coming to Enugu state from Osun state. He gave me an option of refund or I should wait till Wednesday when he will be going to Ibadan to deliver to another customer so he can equally send mine together, I settled with the second option though because about 4 booking centres around me deals in 50 or 25 noiler birds which I can't manage.
Attached some pix below

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 9:20am On Jan 20
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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 9:31am On Jan 20
Safe journey chicks

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 8:35am On Jan 21
jidestroud:
Reserve front seat for me biko. Hoping to learn from you Oga boss!!!
With all pleasure my OGA
Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 9:18am On Jan 21
grin ;DThe long awaited day is here, the chicks arrived safely from Ibadan to Nsukka Enugu state. Am so happy to see them though I was worried because they didn't eat anything from 9:00am to 10:03 pm yesterday when the driver called to inform me of their arrival but it was too late for me so I had to wait till this morning (6:11am) to go pick them and to my greatest surprise, all were safe and sound.
The journey officially begins today 21-01-2021 (save the date for me)

I wish and pray for success all along

A sad day will always be forgotten by just watching these chicks. I pray ;DThe long awaited day is here, the chicks arrived safely from Ibadan to Nsukka Enugu state. Am so happy to see them though I was worried because they didn't eat anything from 9:00am to 10:03 pm yesterday when the driver called to inform me of their arrival but it was too late for me so I had to wait till this morning (6:11am) to go pick them and to my greatest surprise, all were safe and sound.
The journey officially begins today 21-01-2021 (save the date for me)

I wish and pray for success all along

A sad day will always be forgotten by just watching these chicks. I pray grin

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 9:20am On Jan 21
Am having issues sending the pictures I will update later

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by Aderr: 7:38pm On Jan 24
So how are they doing now, brother?

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by Aderr: 7:42pm On Jan 24
kennethfranc:
grin ;DThe long awaited day is here, the chicks arrived safely from Ibadan to Nsukka Enugu state. Am so happy to see them though I was worried because they didn't eat anything from 9:00am to 10:03 pm yesterday when the driver called to inform me of their arrival but it was too late for me so I had to wait till this morning (6:11am) to go pick them and to my greatest surprise, all were safe and sound.
The journey officially begins today 21-01-2021 (save the date for me)

I wish and pray for success all along

A sad day will always be forgotten by just watching these chicks. I pray ;DThe long awaited day is here, the chicks arrived safely from Ibadan to Nsukka Enugu state. Am so happy to see them though I was worried because they didn't eat anything from 9:00am to 10:03 pm yesterday when the driver called to inform me of their arrival but it was too late for me so I had to wait till this morning (6:11am) to go pick them and to my greatest surprise, all were safe and sound.
The journey officially begins today 21-01-2021 (save the date for me)

I wish and pray for success all along

A sad day will always be forgotten by just watching these chicks. I pray grin
Noilers are very strong. I have four of them in my backyard poultry and they grow faster than cockerels.

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 12:38pm On Jan 26
Aderr:
Noilers are very strong. I have four of them in my backyard poultry and they grow faster than cockerels.
I love the fact that they grow bigger than cockerels and equally lays enough eggs but their market is too poor imagine someone pricing a 4months Noiler rooster #1500... For me its not the best and if I get the same option, I will have no other option than to switch to "Rhode Island" layers

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by Aderr: 3:42pm On Jan 26
kennethfranc:

I love the fact that they grow bigger than cockerels and equally lays enough eggs but their market is too poor imagine someone pricing a 4months Noiler rooster #1500... For me its not the best and if I get the same option, I will have no other option than to switch to "Rhode Island" layers
So what happened to your 7 noilers, bro?

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 7:06pm On Jan 26
Aderr:
So what happened to your 7 noilers, bro?
10 noilers

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 7:24pm On Jan 26
Hello guys I feel to update u guys on my adventure.
The fowls are doing fine sofar just that I feel I was cheated by the supplier because due to his delay, he promised to give the chicks @5weeks but my issue is that there size are not uniform at all one male looks +5weeks while some look 4weeks and the smallest two (I can't ascertain there age).
As for feed waste, they sabi am wella, I had to raise the feeder up but still it didn't stop them from resting on it. So far, I can't say that they eat too much because the half CHIKUN feed I bought they haven't eaten ¼ of it (though it might be because they aren't much).
Please I need your suggestion on the best way to manage this issue of them deficating into their drinker... I've tried my best by raising it a bit from the floor but the shit just keeps reoccurring

I need your suggestions pls

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by Aderr: 12:24pm On Jan 27
kennethfranc:
10 noilers
OK. They must be quite big now.
Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 7:30pm On Jan 28
Aderr:
OK. They must be quite big now.
Not really, they are just officially 6weeks in my care
Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 7:30pm On Jan 28
Aderr:
OK. They must be quite big now.
Not really, they are just officially 6weeks in my care
Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 7:33pm On Jan 28
@jide & other passionate farmers in the house, please I need your suggestion on the matter above... Its really giving me a tough time

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by jidestroud(m): 9:25am On Jan 29
kennethfranc:
@jide & other passionate farmers in the house, please I need your suggestion on the matter above... Its really giving me a tough time

On the issue raised, the most probable solution is to get any of the hanging drinkers. They are best designed for deep-litter system.
Sorry for the late response.

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 12:53pm On Jan 29
jidestroud:


On the issue raised, the most probable solution is to get any of the hanging drinkers. They are best designed for deep-litter system.
Sorry for the late response.
Thanks a lot... I will give it a try
Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 12:42pm On Feb 05
Hi guys...
It's been a while. The chicks are doing pretty well, weight gain is noticeable just that there is no scale to ascertain that but am planning to get one soon.
Currently they are officially 7 weeks of age and are on there CHIKUN Grower feed.

GOOD NEWS
Am adding 50 easter broilers to the farm

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by VITAPEARL(f): 3:50pm On Feb 05
kennethfranc:
Hi guys...
It's been a while. The chicks are doing pretty well, weight gain is noticeable just that there is no scale to ascertain that but am planning to get one soon.
Currently they are officially 7 weeks of age and are on there CHIKUN Grower feed.

GOOD NEWS
Am adding 50 easter broilers to the farm
Commendable update.
Have you been able to overcome the littering of drinkers?

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 6:21pm On Feb 05
VITAPEARL:
Commendable update.
Have you been able to overcome the littering of drinkers?
Yes sir. I placed a roofing sheet on top of the drinker and then a piece of block on top of the roofing sheet, so any poo will be on top of the roofing sheet

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by Willie2015: 7:51pm On Feb 05
kennethfranc:
Hi guys please forgive me for late update am just too busy within the week.. working 7:30 -7:30
So I got their feeds feeds today CHIKUN STARTER cuz I was told that @4weeks that grower size is too much for them and might revert to waste so I bought ½bag of the starter @2800 (against my 1bag intention) a drinker and their feeder @400 each.. Summing #3600 then the seller suggested that I should take the anti coccidiosis @400 which I didn't reject not because I want to use it currently but the exp. date is 2024, so am sure it willbe finished before then...
So far,
Chicks @4weeks #700*10=7000
Feeding 4k
Exp. So far= 11k
Note: we just relocated to our own house after 19yrs of been a tenant so am using a spare room for this

I really need your advice and suggestions in other not to make a costly mistake

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 7:37pm On Feb 14
Good evening all, it's been a while ooo
So far so good, the journey has been nice. The chicks are doing pretty well, the size are just increasing that's all I can say. I just wish I had a scale at this point to take note of their weight but nothing spoil.
This my Noilers can waste feeds ooo
Few weeks ago, i was amazed on thier rate of feeding as it increased by about 40%, little did I know that the feeds were just wasting with the wood shavings, so today I had all my time today to observe them today just to see them pouring it by mounting on the feeder. This thing pain me to the point that I removed the feeder and to my greatest surprise, I saw them scratching the floor picking the feeds which I have never seen for the 3weeks they have been in my care
BTW they are 7weeks+4days old
Hope am doing well?

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by jidestroud(m): 10:29am On Feb 16
You are doing well. grin

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by TheFalcons: 6:21pm On Feb 16
kennethfranc:

Yes sir. I placed a roofing sheet on top of the drinker and then a piece of block on top of the roofing sheet, so any poo will be on top of the roofing sheet

Smart move with the roofing sheet.
I like simple solutions.

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 9:07pm On Feb 16
TheFalcons:

Smart move with the roofing sheet. I like simple solutions.
Thanks a bunch

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by jidestroud(m): 5:56pm On Mar 10
How are your noilers faring by the way? What's their latest development?

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Re: My Journey Into Livestock Farming (Noiler 1st) by kennethfranc(m): 9:39pm On Mar 10
jidestroud:
How are your noilers faring by the way? What's their latest development?

So sorry for not updating the thread
They are very fine boss.... No mortality and I thank God for that.

I will try and check their weight this weekend

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