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Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 1:24am On Feb 12, 2017
femimat:
Hello House,
Having same issues as @bigthingz above....production dropped from 75 % to 64% after series of treatment and medication....
Was told the heat and weather could be the cause.
I gave them multivitamins consistently for 2 weeks. Could this have affected them....the day I stopped the vitamins. ..production decline started. Now even with multivitamins, production still continued to decline....Pls I need help....any advice or suggestions is welcome....nothing changed between peak and now except for multivitamins. ...Pls help
. This are times of the year where production drops. U will have to make sure u feed ur birds early, the drinking water is also fresh. The fresh i mean is, it just been pumped into their tank n dey consume it instantly. Reason is u dont want them to drink hot water. Also u will have to give vitamins. U may need to drop ur corn intake down. I have same issues also in my farm. These r just d steps we took. I hope i was able to help a lil

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Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 12:41pm On Nov 13, 2016
bosaty2003:

i am selling @ N800/ crate at owode idi iroko.

N800 is even at breakeven.
. At ibadan in omi area my farm sale at 700 for d smallest one, 830 medium , d xlarge 950.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 3:14am On Aug 30, 2016
[quote author=Cuteamigo1 post=48822777]goodday to you all who read. pls I want to just simply know if thier is
anything wrong with switching from injectable vaccines to Lasota. I
use the injectable once every ten weeks but I notice my birds laying
drops from 14 to 15 crates a day drops to 8 -9 and maintains like
that for about a month or month and a half after the vaccine is given
to them and also it is very expensive that's why I want to stop using
it. my vet doctor however said I should not do so because it will
affect, I don't trust him totally that's why am here to get a second
opinion so please respond urgently if you have the info I need
because they are almost due for another vaccination. thank you.
please quote me if you have experience on this kind of issue.
Chairman we learn everyday. From my iwn lil knowledge u dont inject laying birds.i knw lasota can be given orally, and thru the eyes. If am nt wrong. Soo plss again. U do not vaccinate laying birds

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Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 8:45am On Aug 25, 2016
jayned:
Hi House. I have 520 layers which are 50weeks old. I currently feed them 2.5 bags daily and i get an average of 14crates daily. The issue is with the current rise in the cost of feeds and reduction in the price of eggs, i am considering reducing their feeds to 2 bags daily.

I would need your kind advise on how it can affect production in the short and long run. Cos by feeding them half bag less i get to save 8,900 weekly which would go a long way in increasing the profit margin.

Thank you.
. My first question is y, do u want to reduce there feed intake. 2. Do u know the implication of what you are doing. 3. This is my advise, u can by pass the middle men, i sell straight to consumers. You just have to be aggressive. Be willingly to deal with ppl, n pls i beg u, do not reduce there feed intake.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 7:30am On Jul 26, 2016
mbuotidemjames:
Good morning gurus..... Please I want to know what might be the cause of my chicks to b huddling together while some will just be sleeping while standing on their own. I had two batches n I mixed them together.... Tuesday n Friday batch. Tuesday is 1wk now while Friday is 4 days now. Help please. Ive just commenced anticoci today.
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First mistake sir. Never ever mix birds of different batches together. U dont knw wat bacteria or disease each bactch has. It might be d heat is nt enough. Soo they r sharing body heat. N maybe someone else can comment. But plss never do dat again.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 6:47am On Jul 04, 2016
webhostbiz:
pls house, is it normal to have some mortality after debeak at 5wks because my 5 wks pullets have started peaking one another. I have 2500 pullets. what is the estimated death that can be recorded? will be using debeaking machine. thanks
. It a normal for itnto happen. Just knw they will be reduction of feed consumption n water consumption. I will say give vitamin also. I debeaked at a 1week old. N it happened to me also. Just monitor them.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 3:04am On Jun 17, 2016
[quote author=Tomi247 post=46605523]Please what kind of affordable tool can I use for debeak??[/quote.
Animal care sells one. I will advise to use the automatic debeaking machine. Animal, agrited or leading vet stores.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 8:49am On Jun 15, 2016
[quote author=Tomi247 post=46544080]Hello wonderful farmers, I'm very new to brooding or rearing birds I got some pullets doc recently and I have a guts feeling that the chart I was giving is not very valid pls can anyone see this image and tell me where to do corrections. U can debeak day 10 or day 2. Dont knw about the place u use. U can also vaccinate for ecoli n salomnea. It expensive but prevention is better than cure. Also ur feeding. Do u make ur feed or u buy finished feed. If u make them. I will advise u to use bone bisphosohate. It is sold at agrited. It better than using ordinary bone. Regular vitamin also.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 8:57am On Apr 07, 2016
Boskaii:


House, am waiting for your advise please.
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Use a 3 inch pole. I am currently using that
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 2:30am On Apr 06, 2016
[quote author=adegbiteriliwan post=44435896]please I have a little problem, am a student, am just 24years of age, but I have passion for poultry farming I just got birds of 170. but the problem is is a mixture of the three different types of birds , broiler,cockrel,and layers all in same place and no place to separate them they are now 1months and some days old, actually have only lost 2 birsds so I have 168 left now so please what can I do with there feed because someone told be I should seperate them because they eat different feed ,but I don't have place anymore so please eat can I do
1--the feed I should give them that will b good
2-- I just start and I don't know or How to market it
3-- best thing I can do
. Pls seperate them and follow the advise of ppl on this forum. I dont knw what feed component u use oo. U will have to use different formular for the layers n cockreal. God bless.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 3:57am On Mar 28, 2016
eaglevirus:
@Davies427 & Agrotconsult.;
i still need perimeter fencing to unleash rotweilers for security.

if u need to expand ur farm later then u might as well go for chain links cos u can reposition them compared to block fencing. its cheaper on d long run.
a roll of 8ft chain link is 24k here in Akwa Ibom. is it cheaper anywhere else.
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It more expensive than that oo. Dont knw hw much 8ft cost. The last quote i was given for a chin link to cover 1 acre is a million plus or more sef. Soo i just jeje carry my money go do block to fence. Decided for expansion, brother i will just make gate to link the other land ni oo.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 7:16am On Mar 27, 2016
eaglevirus:
sup guys. i am building a new farm. what options di i have at fencing my farm its 10000sqm. was thinking of chain link fence but its expensive i hust need more ideas incase there are cheaper options i have lnot explored
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Chain link os very expensive. Am also constructing a pen house for 7k birds. I have resulted to using blocks fornd fence. Decided incase i get more land i will just make a gate to connect to the new land. I think making ur block helps. The blocks i am making now is a cement bag we getting 35 blocks from it. N it very strong. To fence an acre i calculated within 700 to 800k.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 10:45pm On Jan 23, 2016
eminentslug:
I hail farmers in the house, I have experience in poultry with cockerels but now I want to go into layers with plans of starting with 350 DOC's using battery cage as I have estimated 900 naira pers chick to POL excluding housing.... so I would like to know which breed of layers is preferable, is it the black or the brown ones and also which farm would you suggest I order from, because I have heard some farmer complain about certain farm, someone was said obj layers have high mortality............
It depends on u.last year,u was introduced to agrited loheman breed. I have been hooked ever since. Theres is very delicate n requires detail attn. If one dedicate time u can achieve success of 85 percent n above. There eggs r much bigger than wat i have seen in my area. Soo everyone preference is different. Just knw brooding is d most difficult n time consuming thing
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 9:55am On Jan 18, 2016
Good morning house n d gurus here. Have been dollowing this forum. Thanks everyone for the sight n knowledge that is shared here. Anyways isnit advvisable nt to use fish meal rather increase crude protein. Also to stop buying bone, rather buying bone phosphate. Has anyone tried or heard abt this before. Thanks
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 10:34am On Nov 01, 2015
viktor556:
I installed myself.
. U may have to retight it again. N check ur connections. Also u may have nt installed it correctly, or the nipples are nt original. Just saying. I knw now it shakra dat has the best nipples in the market. #just saying
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 11:07pm On Aug 14, 2015
[quote author=FarmTech post=36962441]
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U can use the antibiotic alone if you want. But I doubt if the vitamin content can be compared with vitamins.[/quote
Thanks @ farm tech. Will just place them on the antibiotics vitamin.
Agriculture / 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
Agriculture / 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.
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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
Agriculture / 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
Agriculture / 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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Agriculture / 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
Agriculture / 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.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 11:43am On Jul 29, 2015
obstead200:

thanks for your reply. I now understand.

I intend planting some trees (e.g pawpaw and maybe plantain) around my fence which will be in close proximity to my poultry pen (still under construction). Pls is this advisable? the pen was not built into the wall and it also has a roof vent. do you think I will have ventilation problems?
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My bros i no be brainac for this business ooo. Although i run my own farm, i learn more from this website than anything. In regards to this ur last question, let the gurus in the house answer it. Advice to u is to visit other farms n see hw things r done. N u make improvement or learn from there mistakes n correct it on ur own farm. W
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 7:48am On Jul 29, 2015
obstead200:

please are u suggesting that he should increase the height of the wall or what? how does the height of the wall determine the birds respiratory health? I also read thru her thread. nobody suggested that he shud switch to deep litter. please clarify ur position, Boss.

I am really learning and will need to learn more before i commence my farm
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That is nt wat he is saying, from my experience if there is no adequate ventilation on the farm. One may experience issues like this farmer is experiencing. Also when building a pen it nt advisable to build on the wall or close to the wall. I have experience a sitaution like that on the farm, where we had thick bush or grass any hw u call it. Until we started making sure that we cut dem routinely dat when we started seeing more eggs. Also ventilation is also very important when constructing a pen.
Agriculture / Re: My Poultry Farm - Part 2 by davies427: 7:02am On Jul 24, 2015
@ farm tech at this particular time of the year. Wat is d best time to start feeding. Cos i notice my birds consume less @ morning. Soo we want to start feeding by 6am, n provide ligthing by 7pm to 9m. Is that a good i deal
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 6:28am On Jul 24, 2015
Good morning the gurus in the house. Is there any particular time one shld feed. We notice dat by 7am when we feed the birds eat less. Is it advisable to start feeding by 5am or 6am
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 6:40am On Jul 22, 2015
@eggcalent. We discovered we have lice, crd, n lasota is due next week. We ave produce to use tylosin for 2 days, n will end wit gentotylo, n proceed wit vitamins during this period. Soo far d proudction is gradually increasing. Thanks
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 7:21am On Jul 20, 2015
Sorry 54 to 57 crates. Alternating
Agriculture / Re: My Poultry Farm by davies427: 7:20am On Jul 20, 2015
Soorry they alternate btw 54 to 57 crates
Agriculture / Re: My Poultry Farm by davies427: 6:48am On Jul 20, 2015
Good day, i need help. My birds of 42weeks drop from 85% to 49%. We mill our pwn feed on the farm, we give regular lacosta, we just dewormed. N we tor they will go back up. But it been alternating btw 54 to 57 crates a day for d last week. Dont knw wat to do. We r suspecting crd. Cos we r seeing traces of it. D last mortality yesterday. We did post mortem n we shall eggs in them. We also give dem vitamins for 3 to 5 days every week n give water for the rest of week. Eggs size r big we just dont knw y it has nt gone back to normal production. We ave 3495 birds on the farm. Any suggestion will be appreciated greatly.
Agriculture / Re: Starting A Poultry Farm (a Blog) by davies427: 11:19pm On Jul 19, 2015
Hello house help, need suggestions n help. My birds of 42weeks wit production of 85% dropped to 49%. Just dewormed, we give vitamin every week for 3 to 5 days. Feeding of 400kg daily. Total birds os 3495. N we r going up n down brw 57 or 59 crates in d last 2 weeks. Dont knw wat going on. Any suggestions house.

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