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 or moulting 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… [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.
What is Heat Stress? Heat stress is a condition in chickens (and other birds) caused by high temperatures, especially when combined with high relative humidity and low airspeed. Some predisposing factors include genetics, feather coverage, heat acclimatization, drinking water temperature, and availability. Older birds, heavy breeds, and broilers are often… [Read More]
Vaccination is very important in livestock production, especially in poultry production. Poultry farmers should vaccinate their flock (broiler, pullets, layers, kienyeji, turkeys, duck, geese etc.) against diseases to avoid losing them to these diseases and preventing high financial loss. Vaccination, in addition to proper farm hygiene and sanitation practice, enables you as… [Read More]