Poultry farming part 1: Introduction

Would you like to start your own poultry farm, but do not know how to go about it? If you already have chickens roaming around your yard, you may like to take it one step...

5 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Poultry farming Part 2: Planning

Chickens will be a valuable and profitable addition to your existing smallscale farming, but you need a proper plan to ensure that it is sustainable. That means you do no...

5 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Poultry farming Part 3: Budget

We discussed twelve points that must be kept in mind when you are considering farming chickens for meat or eggs. This month we look at drawing up a budget to show you wha...

5 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Poultry farming part 4.1: Raising chickens in a brooder

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched. There is much truth in this saying which means that you should not count on anything be­fore it actually happens. Bu...

5 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Poultry farming Part 4.2: Raising chicks in a brooder

In Part 4.1 of the series on raising chicks in a brooder, we looked at the preparation of a brooder heated with infrared lamps. In Part 4.2 we shall look at the requireme...

5 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Poultry farming part 4.3: Raising chicks in a brooder

In part one of Chapter 4 we discussed the types of chickens suitable for Southern African circumstances. We also learned how to take care of day-old chicks in a heated br...

5 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Poultry farming Chapter 5.1: Broilers and layers

Raising broiler chickens to sell as meat can be a profitable addition to your present small-scale farming. Chicken meat is a popular source of protein in diets everywher...

5 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read

Poultry farming Part 5.2: Natural and artificial incubation

In the previous aeticle we discussed the raising of pullets and broilers to be sold as meat. In this issue we look at natural and artificial brooding of eggs to be raised...

5 Aug 2022 · < 1 min read