What am I doing wrong? This is a question that every poultry farmer asks when their chickens are not laying enough eggs. If this is you, you’re probably looking for solutions right now. I feel your pain and hope this article helps you solve your production challenges.
The effect of heat stress on farmers and their businesses cannot be overemphasized. If not prevented or treated, poultry heat stress alone can cause a high mortality rate leading to a great loss.
It’s the hot season again! That time of the year when poultry farmers face challenges in managing their flocks. During this season there is a high mortality rate among chickens as a result of heat stress.
Chickens are one of the most common livestock. They are also among the farm animals with the shortest lifespan of all. A hen is an adult female chicken mostly known for its role in egg laying, hatching, and breeding. Because of this, farmers and poultry owners pay more attention to the well-being and life span… Read More Lifespan of a hen
Unlike dogs and other domesticated animals, cats will always have a natural wild side. Just because they spend hours lounging beside a sunny window does not mean that cats won’t go after your feathered animals. Hunting is their primary purpose, therefore, cats may well be attracted to the lively frolics that a flock of chickens… Read More How To Protect Your Chickens From Cats
Poultry farming is one of the most common farming practices in Zambia. However, your poultry is susceptible to abnormal conditions that cause some of the common chicken diseases that interfere with productivity. Such conditions are caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria or environmental stress. It is essential to combat diseases once you spot them to regain… Read More 5 Common Chicken Diseases and How to Prevent Them
It happens naturally right? The Rooster sees the hen and it just happens all the time? Well, Yes! But not all the time. Roosters lose interest in mating with same hen repeatedly. Also, hens get bored with mating the same rooster. So, how do you keep chicken copulation going? How do you ensure that your flock… Read More How To Get Your Chickens To Mate
Swollen abdomen in chickens is a common problem most poultry farmers face. But that’s not all. Apart from death, other chicken abnominal conditions can lead losses. You could end up having fewer eggs and less meat to eat and sell while spending more on food and medication.
How would you feel if someone took away your favorite drink and replaced it with something they thought was good for you? Frustrated right? Well, weaning is thought to be the most stressful event in the life of a pig. If not properly done, the transition from milk to dry feed can increase the chances of… Read More The Best Way To Wean Piglets
If you’re looking for affordable ways to generate extra income, then you need to consider raising quail as it is a low-cost, high-profit business. What’s more, you can do it in your backyard. Not only does this have the potential to become your lucrative main source of income, but this business idea can also grow… Read More Five reasons to start quail farming