Day Old Chicks or Point of Lay – Which Should I Start With?

Should I start with day-old chicks (DOC) or Point of Lay (POL)? This is a common question asked by most people who want to...
Backyard Chickens

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens Successfully

What are Backyard Chickens?Backyard chickens are the chickens that are raised or kept at the backyard of homes. They can either be raised inside...

dark brahma chicken

Everything You Need to Know About Brahma Chicken Breed

One of the most prominent of the breeds of poultry is the Brahma Chicken, and from an exhibitor's, or a fancier's point of view,...

Vital Tips for Building Good Chicken Laying Boxes

Chicken laying boxes differ depending on the layout of the poultry coops or pen. When building your chicken laying boxes it is best to...

Raising Chicken for Meat in Your Backyard

Chicken is a popular food in the world. It’s easy to buy it in the market, but it really isn’t hard to raise your...
Layers in molting stage

Molting in Chickens: The Facts You Need To Know

What is Molting and Why Do Chickens Molt? Molting is the process where chickens naturally shed of old feathers to regrow new ones. Molting is...

Brief Facts about Nigerian Indigenous (Local) Chickens

Have you ever attempted to know the local breeds of chicken we have in Nigeria? Yes, we have our local chicken breeds in Nigeria...

How To Reduce Heat Stress in Chickens During Hot Weather

The hot season is already here and you might have been looking for effective ways to keep your layers cool. Remember, if a hen...

Vaccination Schedule for KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken

Vaccination is very important in livestock production, especially in poultry production. Poultry farmers should vaccinate their flock (broiler, pullets, layers, kienyeji, turkeys, duck, geese...

Feed Formulae for Improved Kienyeji Chickens (Layer, Growers and Chick Mash)

If you want to prepare feeds for your improved kienyeji chickens and you need great feed formulae to prepare the feeds, you can use...

External Parts of a Chicken

Did you know some people don't know all the external parts of a chicken? Don't be surprised. You could be part of them. Well,...

How to Protect Chickens from Snakes

Snakes are one of the deadly and ruthless predators of chickens. They can bite, kill and eat live chickens and also eat their eggs....

Water Consumption Rates/Levels for Layers & Broilers

Water is a nutrient that is of high importance to 'the life of humans and animals. Water consumption rate or level is affected when...

Nutritional Requirements of Broilers

Nutrition is an important part of poultry farming because the performances of chickens and other poultry birds depend majorly on their nutrition. One mistake...

Nutritional Requirements of Chicks, Pullets & Layers

Nutrition is an important part of poultry farming because the performances of chickens and other poultry birds depend majorly on their nutrition. One mistake...
prolapse in chicken

Causes and Prevention of Prolapse in Layers

Prolapse (pickout) is the turning inside out of the oviduct and rectal organs through the vent, to the extent of not retracting back. Its...

Where to Buy Day Old Chicks (DOC) Online in Nigeria

A lot of Nigerian poultry farmers face various challenges associated with procurement of day old chicks (DOC), poults and point of lays. These challenges...

The Differences between Cockerels, Cocks, Pullets and Layers

I know a few people or farmers don’t know (or are confused about) the difference between a cockerel and a cock. Some farmers also...

How to Identify good and poor layer chickens (Physical Features)

Distinguishing between a good layer and bad layer could be quite difficult for inexperienced poultry farmers. For example, you may be interested in buying point...

Layers Feed Intake and Weight/Growth Chart

As a poultry farmer, it is important that you know if your layer chickens are performing according to standard. That is, knowing if they...
poultry growers mash feed

Feed Formula Sample For Broiler Starter Mash

In case you need a feed formula sample to produce broiler starter feed for your broiler  chickens, use the one below:Disclaimer: Livestocking and its...

Causes and Cure of Egg Eating in Poultry

One of our readers complained on Livestocking WhatsApp Group about his hens eating their eggs. He further stated that the farm had done everything...

FAQs on Broilers and Broiler Farming

I have decided to publish some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on broilers and broiler farming/production. The list would be updated as I...
poultry growers mash feed

Feed Formula Sample for Chick Mash

Use the feed formula below to formula or produce the chick mash for your chicks or turkey poults.Disclaimer: Livestocking is not responsible for any damage,...

How to Identify Cockerels and Pullets in a Flock

When you procure your chicks from a hatchery, there are possibilities that both males and females. If you want to tell the difference between...

[Ebook] How to Start a Profitable Kienyeji Chicken Farming

Are you interested in starting a profitable Kienyeji Chicken farming business and you do not have the right and sufficient information on the Kienyeji...

Kuroiler (Noiler) Chickens: Key Facts and Features

What is a Kuroiler Chicken Breed? Kuroiler chicken breed (also called Noiler) is a hybrid chicken produced after successfully crossing a male broiler with an...
marketing chickens

Top 6 tips on how to effectively market and sell your chickens

It is uncommon to find a household that does not consume poultry meat, most especially chicken meat. However, despite the high demand for poultry...

How to market or sell your broilers

There are two ways to sell your broilers:Sell at 4 week old Sell when matured Slaughter and sell1. Sell at 4 week oldThere...

How to start local chicken farming for eggs/chicks production [Free Ebook Included]

Many farmers have overlooked the potentials in local/village chickens. Starting a local/village chicken farming is a good, cheap means to boost eggs and chicks...

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