What is Debeaking or Beak Trimming? Beak trimming in poultry management is the act of reducing the length of the beak of poultry birds. The purpose of doing this is to prevent feather pulling and cannibalism and to reduce feed wastage. It is a delicate operation, and if it is… [Read More]
For many years that I have been a consultant to individuals and farms, the most asked question by my clients is: “What can I do to make my birds grow fast or lay well?” Well, there is no gimmick to achieving this, except they consume the right feed containing the… [Read More]
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 not a strange thing in poultry production. It’s a natural process that all chickens go through every year. The reason for molting is very simple…. [Read More]
Have you ever attempted to know the local breeds of chicken we have in Nigeria? Yes, we have our local chicken breeds in Nigeria and this post will provide some brief facts about them.
The hot season is already here and you might have been looking for effective ways to keep your layers cool. Remember, if a hen is unable to keep its body cool, its egg production and laying performance will greatly reduce. Additionally, if the body temperature of a chicken is too… [Read More]