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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by manya(m): 9:25pm On Aug 12, 2015
I read about these heaters on this thread. when i visited the site of Mr. Heater i found these pictures as seen below. please poultry farmers any one who used this heater before is it advisable to use it in brooding house? what fuel does it use?
if it is advisable please how and where can i get it?

Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davidzfarm18(m): 10:39pm On Aug 12, 2015
Urgent advice Pls.

My birds of 24+wks have been hovering on 40% production for almost a week.
I noticed pale coloured eggs, soft shell and white shell eggs. I equally noticed greenish poo & black poo.
I called in my vet and he adviced I deworm the birds immediately, give vitamins for 2days and repeat laxota. The last one was administrated on the 27th of last month.(3wks)
His reason was that the last vaccine failed.
he sited a similar case with his farm due too failure of a particular brand of vaccine which I equally used.

My worry is the black and green poo.
I had initially bought totravet for the coccidiosis(black poo) to be administered for 2 days and Neoceryl Plus for another 5days before giving the vaccine next week.
Should I follow the vet's advice or stick with belief that you don't vaccinate sick birds.

Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 1:25am On Aug 13, 2015
jamp:

It depends on your location. Its around 6k-7k
.. Tnks.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 1:39am On Aug 13, 2015
davidzfarm18:
Urgent advice Pls.

My birds of 24+wks have been hovering on 40% production for almost a week.
I noticed pale coloured eggs, soft shell and white shell eggs. I equally noticed greenish poo & black poo.
I called in my vet and he adviced I deworm the birds immediately, give vitamins for 2days and repeat laxota. The last one was administrated on the 27th of last month.(3wks)
His reason was that the last vaccine failed.
he sited a similar case with his farm due too failure of a particular brand of vaccine which I equally used.

My worry is the black and green poo.
I had initially bought totravet for the coccidiosis(black poo) to be administered for 2 days and Neoceryl Plus for another 5days before giving the vaccine next week.
Should I follow the vet's advice or stick with belief that you don't vaccinate sick birds.
..
I'll say ff ur vet's advice plus give antibiotics like tylodox after deworming. And yes, don't vaccinate sick birds.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 1:41am On Aug 13, 2015
manya:
@Eggcellent, i have given them keproceryl a day after their arrival and also Vitalyte.
@Farmtech, i will give them Lasota on Monday 17th, that is when they will be a week in my farm. on 24th, i will give them Gomboro.
Thank you so much for your concern. As for the temperature spread, i have taken care of it now they don't form clusters. In fact the little birds are doing very well as of today their third day.
I welcome all suggestions from friends.
i am presently constructing a new house for broilers, 40feet by 12 feet to accommodate 500 birds. work has started today.
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At what day old are u giving the vaccines? I'll advice u start gumboro at day 5, lasota day 7 etc.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 2:20am On Aug 13, 2015
Gm house. I noticed that my birds have lice, we treated dem wit lice meds, a week later. Lasota was due n it was given. We gave them water for the rest of the days. Soo on tuesday we started dem on antibiotics wit vitamins n now production has drop from.90 crates to 84 crates. Informed my vet today of this finding
He told me to continue wit the antibiotics vitamin. But i am thinking since we treated wit lice med, and followed wit lasota. We shld follow up wit vitamin n let dem take dat for couple of days b4 we proceed with the antibiotic vitamin. Pls i want to knw if i shld follow is instruct or just give vitamins for few days.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davidzfarm18(m): 6:21am On Aug 13, 2015
The great FarmTech. Thanks.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by AkayTopsy: 8:44am On Aug 13, 2015
Urgent Advice Needed:

My young Pullets are due for MAREK'S Vaccination on Friday (Day22) based on my vaccination schedule,

1. But I would like to know 'how late is too late' to administer Marek's Vaccine in pullets.?

2.Since it is believed that hatcheries have already done the vaccination at day old, must it be repeated in farm?

Thanx as u respond.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davidzfarm18(m): 9:46am On Aug 13, 2015
AkayTopsy:
Urgent Advice Needed:

My young Pullets are due for MAREK'S Vaccination on Friday (Day22) based on my vaccination schedule,

1. But I would like to know 'how late is too late' to administer Marek's Vaccine in pullets.?

2.Since it is believed that hatcheries have already done the vaccination at day old, must it be repeated in farm?

Thanx as u respond.


From experience, day 22 is getting too late. unless proved otherwise by test. it shd be day 21.



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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 10:13am On Aug 13, 2015
[quote author=davidzfarm18 post=36907661][/quote]
@akaptosy in my own lil experience oo. I tot marek is alwaya given either d first day when u get the birds to ur farm or werin a week. Dat all i knw. Dont think @ 22 days it wld be an issue. Maybe someone else can comment
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by Dorammy(f): 11:38am On Aug 13, 2015
Pls my senior colleagues o! I need help badly o! I ve lost 9 layer chicks in 3 days! Wat am I doing wrong. Pls help. I got 50 broilers and 50 layers chicks. So far I ve nt lost any broiler but I dnt understand why am loosing d layers.
D first day I brought them homee I gave them glucose in their water.
Feed: top feed starter.
Second day, I added vitalyte to their water
Feed: d same
Today is d 3rd day, I added annicillin to dia water
Feed : same
Bt from my observation I think d broilers are climbing/lying on the layers. Cos I dnt think its disease dats killin dem, when I pick dem up, they ll be half dead, like in pains, either their neck or leg is broken.
How do I manage dz situation now. Thanks
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by Dorammy(f): 11:41am On Aug 13, 2015
I also want to know if layers ve a different kind of STARTER feed from broilers. Am anxiously waiting pls someone help. Its my first time, and I was encouraged by all d stories on dz thread and others here. I love farming, with so much passion. Pls
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 12:30pm On Aug 13, 2015
Dorammy:
I also want to know if layers ve a different kind of STARTER feed from broilers. Am anxiously waiting pls someone help. Its my first time, and I was encouraged by all d stories on dz thread and others here. I love farming, with so much passion. Pls
. Bros u cant raise layers n broilers in the same pen. U have to seperate dem first of alll. That all me i can tell u

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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by Dorammy(f): 12:52pm On Aug 13, 2015
davies427:
. Bros u cant raise layers n broilers in the same pen. U have to seperate dem first of alll. That all me i can tell u

Thanks for responding. Am goin home now, will seperate dem immediately. How about the feeds. Can I give them d same kind of starter feed? Btw am female cheesy. Thanks a lot.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by macdot(m): 3:58pm On Aug 13, 2015
Dorammy:


Thanks for responding. Am goin home now, will seperate dem immediately. How about the feeds. Can I give them d same kind of starter feed? Btw am female cheesy. Thanks a lot.

You will feed broilers with broiler starter while you feed the layers with chicks mash.

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Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 4:08pm On Aug 13, 2015
[quote author=davies427 post=36900118]Gm house. I noticed that my birds have lice, we treated dem wit lice meds, a week later. Lasota was due n it was given. We gave them water for the rest of the days. Soo on tuesday we started dem on antibiotics wit vitamins n now production has drop from.90 crates to 84 crates. Informed my vet today of this finding
He told me to continue wit the antibiotics vitamin. But i am thinking since we treated wit lice med, and followed wit lasota. We shld follow up wit vitamin n let dem take dat for couple of days b4 we proceed with the antibiotic vitamin. Pls i want to knw if i shld follow is instruct or just give vitamins for few days. Pls someone help me wit my small issue on thenfsrm, gurus in thenhouse
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 5:47pm On Aug 13, 2015
davies427:
Gm house. I noticed that my birds have lice, we treated dem wit lice meds, a week later. Lasota was due n it was given. We gave them water for the rest of the days. Soo on tuesday we started dem on antibiotics wit vitamins n now production has drop from.90 crates to 84 crates. Informed my vet today of this finding
He told me to continue wit the antibiotics vitamin. But i am thinking since we treated wit lice med, and followed wit lasota. We shld follow up wit vitamin n let dem take dat for couple of days b4 we proceed with the antibiotic vitamin. Pls i want to knw if i shld follow is instruct or just give vitamins for few days.
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Ff ur vet's advice.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 5:50pm On Aug 13, 2015
davidzfarm18:
The great FarmTech. Thanks.
.. Wlcm sir.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 5:53pm On Aug 13, 2015
macdot:


You will feed broilers with broiler starter while you feed the layers with chicks mash.
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Are the feeds different in ur area? In mine you use broiler start for both broilers and layers.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 6:05pm On Aug 13, 2015
AkayTopsy:
Urgent Advice Needed:

My young Pullets are due for MAREK'S Vaccination on Friday (Day22) based on my vaccination schedule,

1. But I would like to know 'how late is too late' to administer Marek's Vaccine in pullets.?

2.Since it is believed that hatcheries have already done the vaccination at day old, must it be repeated in farm?

Thanx as u respond.


..
My own vaccination plan from animalcare lab place merek's on day 25. You need to give this second dose.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 7:28pm On Aug 13, 2015
FarmTech:

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Ff ur vet's advice.
.
Oga farm tech. Wat is ur reasons. Cos me i did nt follow his advice today oo. We placed dem on vitamins. But the antibiotics vitamins will be used in a couple of days. Pls explain y u said i should ff the vet advice
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by AkayTopsy: 8:04pm On Aug 13, 2015
Thanx to all for your responses both online and through phone calls.

Attention Farmers in Abuja and environs. I got this from my Vet Dr.

Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davidzfarm18(m): 8:38pm On Aug 13, 2015
AkayTopsy:
Thanx to all for your responses both online and through phone calls.

Attention Farmers in Abuja and environs. I got this from my Vet Dr.


Thanks for ur call sir, I will be in Nyanya on Saturday.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by abozineb(m): 9:30pm On Aug 13, 2015
Hello everyone, I greet u all!
I have been following this tread for sometime now and wish to commend each and everyone here for informative and or educative posts/contributions.
I want to venture into full time poultry farming with little or no experience but my confusions are:-

1. What step should I take first?
2. How many birds can a novice like me start up with and on what estimated budget? (Excluding land)
I have read a lot of articles, been to some farms and about to begin a 3months in-farm (practical) training but I still need advice from the pros and experts here.

Pls help!!!
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by macdot(m): 10:02pm On Aug 13, 2015
FarmTech:

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Are the feeds different in ur area? In mine you use broiler start for both broilers and layers.

Yes they are
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by macdot(m): 10:04pm On Aug 13, 2015
AkayTopsy:
Thanx to all for your responses both online and through phone calls.

Attention Farmers in Abuja and environs. I got this from my Vet Dr.


By God's grace I will be in kuje tomorrow.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by FarmTech(m): 12:31am On Aug 14, 2015
davies427:
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Oga farm tech. Wat is ur reasons. Cos me i did nt follow his advice today oo. We placed dem on vitamins. But the antibiotics vitamins will be used in a couple of days. Pls explain y u said i should ff the vet advice
..
Bc if they're brooding infectn currently, vitamin alone cannot handle it.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 3:47am On Aug 14, 2015
FarmTech:

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Bc if they're brooding infectn currently, vitamin alone cannot handle it.
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@farmtech is it advisable to give dem extra vitamins eventhough d antibiotics contains vitamin already. Because told when we used d vitamins we had increase. Just want to prevent break in production
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davidzfarm18(m): 12:10pm On Aug 14, 2015
A Big thank you to all for ur excellent contributions on/ to this Forum. Very soon Certificates will be awarded to my ogas on this forum. Me think that a B:sc in poultry production without useful insight from a forum like this amounts is not enough. Poultry business is Purely Practical.

Well I want to know the required no of days to withdraw antibiotics from laying birds before vaccination. My birds are currently on Neoceryl and I intend to vaccinate them as soon as possible.

In like manned, I want to know the total hours required for water to be withfrawn before the actual vaccination. My practice before was 2hrs.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by crownzade(m): 3:14pm On Aug 14, 2015
Kudos to you all in the house. Knowledgable minds help out. I notice some of my DOC are sleeping whille some are playing around. Please is It normal for them to be sleepy in their first week. Meanwhile, the brooding is not cold. I will appreciate ur responses
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by twoMcfemad: 4:28pm On Aug 14, 2015
davidzfarm18, with my little poultry experience, I'll advise minimum of three days before vaccination. Pls ensure your pipes, tanks, water troughs as the case maybe are thoroughly cleaned and flushed. Remember to give vitamins after vaccination.

There are no standard period to withdraw water, manufacturers may say at least 2 or 3 hours. If you think 2 hours is fine to make ur birds thirsty and consume the vaccine in no time, then its fine.

In my case, I withdraw the water by 6pm of the previous day as I would have to flush and the clean the tanks and pipes ahead.

All the very best,sir.

crownzade, well done sir. Check for the birds that are sleeping, tap them and see if they respond. if they respond by waking up and playing around, no cause for alarm. In case where they're not responding and exhibiting signs of dullness/sickness, then raise alarm. IMO,sir.
Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by crownzade(m): 5:48pm On Aug 14, 2015
twoMcfemad

crownzade, well done sir. Check for the birds that are sleeping, tap them and see if they respond. if they respond by waking up and playing around, no cause for alarm. In case where they're not responding and exhibiting signs of dullness/sickness, then raise alarm. IMO,sir.
[/quote] Thanks boss. I tapped them and they responded.Sir, What is IMO?

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