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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by segun1976: 2:28pm On Jun 17, 2015
davidzfarm18:
@Segun1976 Congrats.
as stated, nothing unusual in d production. I know of a farm that picked just 2 eggs every day for the 1st 2 wks of lay but they are getting more than 50% now less than four weeks of lay.


House. Smone shd pls help me out with what can be used to keep SNAKE away from my farm
Apologies to the house that i have not updated on my project so far.


Just to report our progress so far.
Thank God, the birds are looking healthy, mortality has been only 4. The little challenge we have now is that production has not increased as rapid (as expected) as i read in literatures. At the moment the birds are at 24 wks and production is at 10%. Feed consumption is about 90g/bird/day.

We have treated for lice, de-wormed and planning lasota for next week.

Being a first-time farmer, one need to ask if we are doing well @ this juncture.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by Eggcelent(m): 4:31pm On Jun 17, 2015
segun1976. The obvious thing wrong with your management practices is the quantity of feed being fed the birds. Birds require significant increase in their daily consumption the moment the first egg is laid. At this stage, each bird should be eating about 110g/day. Are you still on Growers mash? If yes, given the age of the birds, I'll say you switch to layers. My pullets are also 24 weeks 2 days & we are doing over 50%. Significantly increase their daily feeds intake, photostimulate & give vitamins. Success.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by nnaemeka1990: 5:49pm On Jun 17, 2015
Executive toast to our sure success... to all the hustlers-cum-farmers in the house. I have been following this page for a month now. I visit it like 10 times a day. Wonderful contributions I see here. Keep it up peeps, still sourcing fund to erect my small farm.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by TheShootist(m): 6:36pm On Jun 17, 2015
Eggcelent:
barrackodick. I wouldn't know what your experience has been. However, I make bold to say that poultry is a knowledge-based industry. You may pray and "faith" all you want, if you don't do the right thing, you'll end up failing. Poultry is scientific, not spiritual. Get & apply the right knowledge & success is assured.

Eggcelent. Thats how religion is killing us in this country.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by segun1976: 7:53pm On Jun 17, 2015
Eggcelent:
segun1976. The obvious thing wrong with your management practices is the quantity of feed being fed the birds. Birds require significant increase in their daily consumption the moment the first egg is laid. At this stage, each bird should be eating about 110g/day. Are you still on Growers mash? If yes, given the age of the birds, I'll say you switch to layers. My pullets are also 24 weeks 2 days & we are doing over 50%. Significantly increase their daily feeds intake, photostimulate & give vitamins. Success.

@Eggcellent, thx for the prompt feedback.
The isu is that the pen wasn't wired for bulbs, so photostimulation is notpossible immediately. 2wks ago weattempted increasing the feed but the feeding troughs were not emptied by the birds.
A check on 2 other farmers who also collected POLs from the same btch as ours shows one is @ 15% & the other less than 10%.
We have taken blood samples for some tests & should get the results tomorrow.
Would administer vitamins ASAP.
Advice from senior farmers that have similar experiences in the past is still highly welcome.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by grownaira: 8:06pm On Jun 17, 2015
AkayTopsy:


tnx bro I appreciate ur concern.

pls let us have input from others. I'm loosing income oooo.
Cc: Jamp farmtech davidzfarm grownaira kelvin96 @everybody pls say something

I wish your birds quick recovery bro.

Farmers in the house have already given workable solutions. Lots of vitamins/appetisers and iodine should work God's willing.

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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by aralgreen: 9:07pm On Jun 17, 2015
@eggcellent and other experts in d house i have to commend u pple.ur contributions have been very helpful.pls what can be the cause of temporary paralysis in 23wks layers that have been treated with anti viral
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by Eggcelent(m): 9:35pm On Jun 17, 2015
aralgreen. Please, clarify what you mean by "TEMPORARY"? segun1976. It is expected that the birds do not finish their increased feeds initially. They would get to do that within days IF they have well-developed crops. The photo stimulation/midnight lighting will also help in that regard as the birds can eat at night. In the meantime, encourage your staff to "refresh" the feeds as a way of stimulating the birds to eat more. Success.

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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by aralgreen: 10:21pm On Jun 17, 2015
@eggcellent temporary in d sense dat i find 1 or 2 paralysed in d morn they re quarantine but before the end of the day they re fine -walking reasonable well and eating so i leave them der for a 3 days observation meanwhile the next day i find another one paralysed in the hen house
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davidzfarm18(m): 10:24pm On Jun 17, 2015
segun1976:


@Eggcellent, thx for the prompt feedback.
The isu is that the pen wasn't wired for bulbs, so photostimulation is notpossible immediately. 2wks ago weattempted increasing the feed but the feeding troughs were not emptied by the birds.
A check on 2 other farmers who also collected POLs from the same btch as ours shows one is @ 15% & the other less than 10%.
We have taken blood samples for some tests & should get the results tomorrow.
Would administer vitamins ASAP.
Advice from senior farmers that have similar experiences in the past is still highly welcome.

As per above. I will advice you not to worry and trigger any panic alarm for now. The birds will peak with time. just encourage them to eat more as stated above. look for ways of giving extra lights.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davidzfarm18(m): 10:30pm On Jun 17, 2015
AkayTopsy:


tnx bro I appreciate ur concern.

pls let us have input from others. I'm loosing income oooo.

Cc: Jamp farmtech davidzfarm grownaira kelvin96 @everybody pls say something
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in this situation, the only solution is vitamins, more vitamins and more vitamins.

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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 10:41pm On Jun 17, 2015
aralgreen:
@eggcellent temporary in d sense dat i find 1 or 2 paralysed in d morn they re quarantine but before the end of the day they re fine -walking reasonable well and eating so i leave them der for a 3 days observation meanwhile the next day i find another one paralysed in the hen house
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I had a similar experience with my past batch and i suspected it was caused by heat and newcastle. Hw is the temperature like and when last did u vaccinate?
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by eggxel: 10:47pm On Jun 17, 2015
Wish your birds quick recovery AkayTopsy. Best of luck brother
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by eggxel: 11:02pm On Jun 17, 2015
@AkayTopsy, pls whats the active ingredient/drug in wormcare?
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by kelvin96: 11:02pm On Jun 17, 2015
aralgreen:
@eggcellent and other experts in d house i have to commend u pple.ur contributions have been very helpful.pls what can be the cause of temporary paralysis in 23wks layers that have been treated with anti viral
I suspect ND......Why were they treated with antiviral?
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by endy247(f): 12:38am On Jun 18, 2015
Sorry all 4 d late response i've been a little busy lately.@tabontabon, d pen is 20ft by 50ft, no mortality, i noticed some birds are dull and am giving dem antibiotics now. @kevin, they're abt 700 in number, i've done d first treatment bt i still see some lice on dem, pls d cyperforce is it a pour on? can i use it on d birds too or will i dilute it? @farmtech, my friend mills d feed in his farm, his prodtn is 70-80%. my birds are 26+ weeks and yet nothin 4rm dem though am still hopeful, i've spent a lot of money already on dis.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 12:50am On Jun 18, 2015
endy247:
Sorry all 4 d late response i've been a little busy lately.@tabontabon, d pen is 20ft by 50ft, no mortality, i noticed some birds are dull and am giving dem antibiotics now. @kevin, they're abt 700 in number, i've done d first treatment bt i still see some lice on dem, pls d cyperforce is it a pour on? can i use it on d birds too or will i dilute it? @farmtech, my friend mills d feed in his farm, his prodtn is 70-80%. my birds are 26+ weeks and yet nothin 4rm dem though am still hopeful, i've spent a lot of money already on dis.
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Serious oo. After the treatment let's see what happens. It may be due to illness or feed quality, hard to tell which. What was your vaccination plan like?
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by kelvin96: 1:16am On Jun 18, 2015
endy247:
Sorry all 4 d late response i've been a little busy lately.@tabontabon, d pen is 20ft by 50ft, no mortality, i noticed some birds are dull and am giving dem antibiotics now. @kevin, they're abt 700 in number, i've done d first treatment bt i still see some lice on dem, pls d cyperforce is it a pour on? can i use it on d birds too or will i dilute it? @farmtech, my friend mills d feed in his farm, his prodtn is 70-80%. my birds are 26+ weeks and yet nothin 4rm dem though am still hopeful, i've spent a lot of money already on dis.

You will dilute the cyperforce base on the instruction on it and you can spray directly on birds with a knapsack sprayer, endeavour to spray your walls too, becos most of the lice will go take refuge there, and later get back to the birds. the way it stands now, ensure you do the spraying the evening of the very day you gave them the ivermectin,so that the lice dont escape. Please how is their poo? what color are they? what antibiotics are you giving them now? i am waiting to see your vaccination plan. Can we see the feed formula?

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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by endy247(f): 5:38am On Jun 18, 2015
kelvin96:

You will dilute the cyperforce base on the instruction on it and you can spray directly on birds with a knapsack sprayer, endeavour to spray your walls too, becos most of the lice will go take refuge there, and later get back to the birds. the way it stands now, ensure you do the spraying the evening of the very day you gave them the ivermectin,so that the lice dont escape. Please how is their poo? what color are they? what antibiotics are you giving them now? i am waiting to see your vaccination plan. Can we see the feed formula?
Ok tanx, they poo is normal, i'm giving dem neoceryl plus, d birds are 4rm CHI so i used they vaccinatn plan, sorry i cant type all of it. as for d feed, seriously i dont kn d formular dat he's using cos he hasn't told me.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by endy247(f): 5:49am On Jun 18, 2015
FarmTech:

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Serious oo. After the treatment let's see what happens. It may be due to illness or feed quality, hard to tell which. What was your vaccination plan like?
OK i suspect dat it's illness not d feed cos he's using d same feed 4 his birds of over 20,000.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by aralgreen: 10:50am On Jun 18, 2015
kelvin96:

I suspect ND......Why were they treated with antiviral?
@kelvin96 they were treated for ND+IB+EBS @ 18wks .they are now 23wks.2wks ago one died a post mortem was done diagnosed crd and ND so treated wit ciproflaxin nnd anti viral which de just finished dats why am baffled about d paralysis.[quote author=FarmTech post=34876405]
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I had a similar experience with my past batch and i suspected it was caused by heat and newcastle. Hw is the temperature like and when last did u vaccinate? @farmtech d heat is a little bit ok what with d rains soooo ow did u treat in ur last experience.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by omotititi: 3:45pm On Jun 18, 2015
Hello house,

we have been off the forum for a while now cos we were working on our second pen of 160 by 30. we have just finished d roofing and it has been really cash-intensive. But we give God all the glory .

see pix

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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davidzfarm18(m): 4:59pm On Jun 18, 2015
omotititi:
Hello house,

we have been off the forum for a while now cos we were working on our second pen of 160 by 30. we have just finished d roofing and it has been really cash-intensive. But we give God all the glory .

see pix
Congrats. that's a very huge project. very soon i know this forum will produce farmers with hundreds of thousand birds.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by omotititi: 5:26pm On Jun 18, 2015
@davidzfarm18...thank you so much...I draw inspirations from people like you everyday.....we will get there....every little push takes us closer to the target....let keep pushing....
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by eggxel: 5:50pm On Jun 18, 2015
Congrats omotiti; u av done well; more grease to ur elbows
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by segun1976: 7:38pm On Jun 18, 2015
omotititi:
Hello house,

we have been off the forum for a while now cos we were working on our second pen of 160 by 30. we have just finished d roofing and it has been really cash-intensive. But we give God all the glory .

see pix
Congrats Omotititi.
This is definitely a big one. May the Lord sustain you.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 8:00pm On Jun 18, 2015
endy247:
OK i suspect dat it's illness not d feed cos he's using d same feed 4 his birds of over 20,000.
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Oh boy! I'll call you.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 8:02pm On Jun 18, 2015
omotititi:
Hello house,

we have been off the forum for a while now cos we were working on our second pen of 160 by 30. we have just finished d roofing and it has been really cash-intensive. But we give God all the glory .

see pix
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I wish u Godspeed buddy. That's great.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by LANDOS4RE4: 8:03pm On Jun 18, 2015
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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 8:08pm On Jun 18, 2015
aralgreen:
@kelvin96 they were treated for ND+IB+EBS @ 18wks .they are now 23wks.2wks ago one died a post mortem was done diagnosed crd and ND so treated wit ciproflaxin nnd anti viral which de just finished dats why am baffled about d paralysis.
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I gave tylodox which was effective for my birds according to lab test. Also gave vitamins and I worked on reducing temperature. When they recovered, I vaccinated with lasota and repeat every 4wks due to the heat and bc high temperature is immunosuppressive.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by aralgreen: 8:21pm On Jun 18, 2015
FarmTech:

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I gave tylodox which was effective for my birds according to lab test. Also gave vitamins and I worked on reducing temperature. When they recovered, I vaccinated with lasota and repeat every 4wks due to the heat and bc high temperature is immunosuppressive.
@farmtech thaks i guess the tylodox is for crd
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by kelvin96: 8:52pm On Jun 18, 2015
omotititi:
Hello house,

we have been off the forum for a while now cos we were working on our second pen of 160 by 30. we have just finished d roofing and it has been really cash-intensive. But we give God all the glory .

see pix

De-boss, Congratulations.......May God Empower you more.

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