How to Start Poultry Farming in Nigeria Small and Grow Very Lucrative

Poultry Farming in Nigeria is probably one of the most lucrative in the world especially when it is setup and managed properly. This aspect of livestock farming presents one of the finest opportunity for entrepreneurs to make good money within the shortest period of time possible due to the quick maturity of chickens. 

With over 100 Million consumers in the country who buys poultry products on daily basis, the market is always there.


White Leghorn also known as California White

I have written some number of articles before on this blog on poultry rearing which you can find here. This very post will take more critical look at the business and how entrepreneurs who are interested in this business in Nigeria would be able to start easily without wasting much time and resources. 

Anyone can engage in poultry business, it doesn't matter your education background nor how rich you are, you can start at any level and grow as big as you want with time. The most important thing is that you are interested in starting somewhere.

This articles will focus on how to start small and grow big which I think will interest anyone with limited financial capacity who wants to start small without involving much risks.

One of the factors that makes poultry business ideal business is because chickens grows very fast. Unlike goats that takes 2 to 3 years to mature, a chicken can be ready for the market within 28 weeks from birth. That is why it is considered ideal business for loan takers who may actually invest the loan and within 30 to 40 weeks, they may start paying back through the money realized from sells.


Profit potential in poultry business. 


1. Chicken do reproduce fast and in large numbers - Average healthy Layer lays egg almost everyday or at least 4 times in a week. Some Breeds can lay as much as 325 eggs in a year and take 21 days to hatch. This means that technically a Layer is capable of producing another chicken twice in three days.

So, if you have 500 healthy layers of good breeds (such as California white) they are capable of reproducing a whooping 12,000 chicks within 40 days!

2. Chicken grows very fast - Within 21 days, the egg is hatched and within 28 weeks, they are ready for the market. That means a farmer could start making his money in just 34 weeks after successfully setting up his farm and whatever returns he make could be doubled in a year based on this calculation.

3. Chicken sells at a very good price - A fully grown healthy chicken sells between 2,000 to 2,500 naira in Nigeria. Therefore, if you produce 12,000 chickens in your farm, you will be making N24 million by the time they are completely sold.

4. Egg market in Large too - Apart from the chicken, the egg is another money of it's own. A crate of eggs sells for N500 - N550 for smaller eggs and N600 - N650 for bigger ones. Each crate contains 30 eggs. Therefore, if you have 500 layers that produces 12,000 pullet in a month and decides to sell all, you will be making N200,000 to N260,000 monthly.

As you can see, the profit in poultry business is mouth watering and the turn over time is fantastic as well, but the big question now is how to start.


What Your Poultry Business Plan Should Look Like


Draw out your effective business plan. Poultry business plan is like a road map leading you to where you are going in you business. It will help you know where you are at any point in time. Hence your business plan should include:



1. Type of Bird you want to concentrate on -  Here you choose Chickens (Layers and Broilers). We choose chicken because that's what this article focuses on. There are other types of birds that are good for livestock business too,  such as Goose, Duck, Turkey, etc.

2. Write down your area of interest - You can't just be in all aspect of poultry farming. You have to choose your area of interest where you would like to concentrate your business. This will ensure high level of focus and professionalism. If you can do two area, no problem. Below are some of the major Niches in Poultry Farming

  • Layers Breeding which is egg production by Layers
  • Broilers breeding which referrers to the chicken meat production by Broilers
  • Hatchery which has to do with breeding chicken for the purpose of Hatching new chicks
  • Poultry feed which is producing feeds for other poultry farmers
You may choose to Breed Layers and Broilers at a time or one of them. Hatchery is better done independently just like feed production. So, you choose your area of focus

3. Sort out Location - This has a direct effect to your startup cost. A location in a very remote rural area will cost far less than the one close to the urban area. Remote rural area with good road is the ideal location as you will be free from regulatory agencies and drive down the cost of labor too.

As a new person to Livestock business, you don't want to invest all your capital into buying lands in urban area which may turn out not being used because Government policy is against setting up poultry farm near residential/urban areas for health implication.

4. Investment Capital - With location in mind, you now have clearer idea of the capital required of you. Write down your detailed capital and investment requirements and set to source it.

Like every other farming projects, the bigger you plan to start, the more investment required. You need to decide on the level of capital investment you are willing to commit into this business before starting.

(a) Small scale Chicken Rearing (of about 50 birds) kept in cages at the backyard of your resident will take about N70,000 to start.

(b) A medium scale poultry farming that requires land and housing and other materials in 1 - 2 plots of Land takes about N500,000 to N5 Million to start.

(c) Large scale or Intensive poultry farming that requires high level of sophistication and more careful planning and professionalism, using advance Livestock farming techniques takes from N10 Million.


Set Up Your Poultry Farm


With your business plan is in place, the next is to proceed to setting up your farm without delay! At this point, it is my believe that you already have the money in your hands. So here are the things you need to acquire and put in place.

1. Buy land - Like we said earlier, look for land in a remote location but make sure it's not too far from the city. A place like Ijebu Ode, Remo Area, Imota in Ikorodu - these places are perfect if you are in Lagos. Other places like towards Oshogbo after Ibadan isn't too far too from the major city like Ibadan.

You can get Acre of land there for cheap price, cost of lands in most cases is determined by the sellers. But we may suggest price during commenting. So drop your comments below and let's get the discussion going.

2. Build your Structure - House is very important for chicken rearing and effective keeping and management. Poultry housing are classified according to the scale and the management system. The most common types of poultry housing used in Nigeria are:

•    Deep litter-
•    Half litter and half slats -
•    Battery -
•    Semi-fold -

Buy day old chick - Look for good Hatchery where you can get healthy day old chicks to start with. It costs from N140 to N200 sometimes up to N300. If you are looking for where to get day old chicks in Nigeria? You can get good day old chick at Choice Farm Ltd. KM 11 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Okegun, Epe Town, Lagos. Or anyother farm you know in your area. You can ask other poultry farmers near you where they get their chicks.


A New farm populated with day-old-chicks
Other Items you need - Feeders, Drinkers, Perches. Nests, Crates, Lighting system, Waste disposal system, Incubator, Heaters or brooders, Egg tray, Cages and coops.

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217 comments:

  1. Pls I want u to tell,me like if person want mix a chicken food how will he start and I want know the ingredients to mix together to give that food

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    1. The quantity you give depends on the age of the chicken

      But the common rule is to give what they can exhaust

      or 1.5 lbs per bird per week

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    2. Darlinton thank you for the powerful ebook on poultry. I just downloaded it and I can tell you it's the best business ebook I have ever read. It's very detailed clear and understandable to say the least. You are a great man and Allah will continue to add more greatness to you. Thank you so much.

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    3. Oh... Nice to hear that it make sense, thank you very much for taking time to appreciate. And I like it when even a Dr is diversifying to farming... :D it shows that there is great hope for Nigeria in the Agric sector. I wish you a fruitful investment in poultry.

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    4. Urgent 1 plz. I need a poultry for RENT/LET, if any1 knws any useful info or hw to get it plz call me 08069523636. Thanx God bless. Yemi is my name.

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  2. Thanks for ur answer. Like from day one to day 7 from day 7 to three weeks

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    1. Chickens at different stages of development require different feed.

      1. Day-old chicks through 8 weeks old require starter feed containing 20% protein. Starter feed contains the highest percentage of protein a layer will ever consume, which makes sense given their astronomical rate of growth in the first few months of life.

      2. Layer feed should never be fed to chickens younger than 18 weeks

      3. Give Layer feed from 18 months

      4. Layer feed contains 16-18% protein plus added calcium, which is necessary for eggshell production

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  3. Thanks sir for d fast response, i appreciate and God bless you and ur family

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  4. Thank you for this great article. Pls where can we get large farm land in anywhere near lagos, any suggestion or idea?

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    1. You can get large farmland at cheap price in many part of Ogun State that is if you are in Lagos. But if you are in other states, just go to the nearby rural area, you will get large farmland to buy or let at cheap rate.

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    2. Thank you for the inspiring article; is the risk in the business avoidable, because my friend had losses in the business, and so had to quit the bizs. Please can you give me your number,so I can call you for advice.

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    3. Poor management is the reason many people experience loss in their business. Poultry is one of the most profitable business but you need to manage it well if you want to attain huge gain. For your chicken to do well, it need proper feeding, proper disease control, good vaccination, and proper housing.

      Again, many people finds it so hard to invest in knowledge; instead they prefer to go into the business with little or no knowledge. How could someone going into huge business as poultry find it difficult to buy Poultry eBooks or get training? When you find it so hard to invest in knowledge, then expect losses.

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    4. i have a place in owode, where an acre is 5ook

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  5. Hello Mr darlinton Omeh,
    Am kenny, I have searched every where on your blog for your number but could not find it... Sir pls do you have any How to Start Poultry Farming e-book for sale? I mean a very good ebbok about How to Start Poultry Farming that will really teach all what i need to know.... Will love to buy one if you have


    Thanks and hope to see your reply soon.....

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    1. We wants to come up with a robust eBook in a couple of days, we are currently working on it and it will soon be ready.

      Subscribe to our email update so that you can be notified when it is available.

      Thank you!

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    2. The Brand New eBook is now ready and I have updated this post for details on how anyone can buy it. Thank you!

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  6. Wow, your article came at the right time, cos am planning to start my own poultry farming somewhere in Oshogbo(but i reside in Lagos).
    How far do you think i can go with a start-up capital of #3m, moreover am also planning to get a pickup truck for effective distribution of my produce. Please how viable do you think this will be.
    Thanks so much.

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    1. N3 Million will go along way specially if you already have a land. But I think you can get land in Oshogbo very cheap so N3m will definitely go a very long way.

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    2. am an estate surveyor in lagos. i have about 3000acres of land available for agricultural purpose in osun, ibadan, ogun and the price is 100k per acre.

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    3. Good day,
      Do you still have farm lands in Ogun state (Ijebu preferably)?. Do let me know. Tnx

      Nb...
      Great article Mr Omeh... God bless you!

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    4. how can we talk. interested in d land in ibadan or ogun

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    5. N3m will go a long way truely but what about the management? who will manage it? Hope u will get a good hand and a trust worthy person. However, it will b nice if u ave an idea about how to manage d birds even if u employed hands.

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    6. They can get lands in Mowe, Shaganmu in Ogun State @ very afforadable price since it is for farming in remote areas due to government regulations. You can contact me on: 08147073490, 08098527606 (JOHN AKPOMUDJE). Poultry farming is a very lucrative busness. Am also going into it preferably egg production and also meat production in small quantity but as time goes on i would increase my production for broilers.

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  7. Thanx a lot Mr. Darlinton for your impressive post. i'm really looking forward for your robust ebook. My question are three.
    1. how much will it cost to build a standard poultry like the one shown on your post(for both broilers and layers). also, what quantity of land will u advice(e.g. 1hectare or 2hectare or more)
    2. since we are novice to these business, how do we know the feed combinations for the poultry animals and feed mixing processes.
    3. do you know one or two consultants by which you could refer us to? The one that will guide us as we start from d root.
    Thanx

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    1. Thank you Augustina, The poultry farm you see on the picture is a big poultry farm house capable of housing thousands of chicken. If you are eying that size, your budget should start from N10,000,000.

      There are professional consultants, some of whom may show up here as the time goes on. This article was once full of comments from professional consultants and experienced poultry farmers. Unfortunately we lost those comments due to technical movement.

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  8. This blog is very informative. I currently have 1 plot of land and I'm seeking to go into poultry farming esp breeding layers for egg production but the bottleneck I'm facing is lack of capital! Can you reference any bank that can grant a loan that will be systematicaly repaid from the business proceeds & how much would you suggest will suffice for this venture

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    1. Cooperative bank should be your best bet in this regard. Find one and join now to start saving towards getting a loan.

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  9. Thanks for this important eye opening article. I am very interested. Well done.

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  10. My name is Rowland, interested in starting a Poultry. Can we talk on the phone, as I have over a thousand questions to ask. Br.

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  11. Your blog on poultry is informative and encouraging.
    I am a newbie searching for information on poultry farming. I need to be grounded very well before venturing into it as i don't want it to be a failure. I wish you could be of help as time goes on.

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  12. I have already started with few chicks of 4weeks old. how can i take care of them in prevent them from getting ill.

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    1. Make sure they are vaccinated, properly feed, and control the temperature of their pen with light. Overall, good management is what can prevent them from getting ill.

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  13. Please,Is it advisable to start a poultry farm very close to one's residence even in a rural area?

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  14. Dear sir, I personally appreciate your post as lots of people are currently benefiting from it. Am a young graduate and intend to go into live stock agro foods production .

    I have half plot of land in Ogun state and which to start practicing my farming career on it.

    Like how many birds can I start with if broiler is my choice of bird, pls consider my initial capital of 100,000 naira.

    Thanks, your swift response will be appreciated. Gbadamosi.v

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    1. You are in a very tight corner with N100,000 except if you are going to do 'Free Range'

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  15. Hello,
    Thanks for your post, I'd like to know how many day old chicks can be raised comfortably in space with the dimension 20ft x14ft. thanks

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    1. The space you mentioned can take maybe around 50 DAY OLD until they are some weeks old, then you move them to bigger space

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  16. Hello Dal
    Thanks for your prompt response how much sapce do I need to raise 500 day old chicks. I would also like to know if I can add fish meal to layer's mash for my layers.
    thanks

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  17. ......so informative, please whats the best brioler specie whose outcome would maximally impress a beginner? Where can i get it in Anambra?

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  18. ......so informative, please what specie of broiler would it outcome maximally impress a begginer? Where can i get it in Anambra?

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    1. Some go for the Indigenous Free Range while some prefer Exotic Chickens, popularly known as Agric Fowl. They are all good. If you can get Californian While, better

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  19. I love raising chickens. Lots of hard work but rewarding.

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    1. Yeah, lots of hard work but plenty of gain. Do you raise them for the meat or the eggs?

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  20. Hi Darlington,
    What an impressive information you are dishing out here. Loving you for this.
    I had a sting on poultry farming (very small scale) with a pal many years ago. The land and setting are still there wasting away bcos I moved out of the country and the guy got preoccupied with his normal profession...so we abandoned the project after splitting the "fruits of our labor/input" if you know what i mean.
    Recently I have been thinking of going back to it this time for good likewise my pal. He was bequeathed with the farmland.
    My question is ....Is it advisable to go into poultry, piggery, fishery at the same time? Bearing in mind that we haven't got all the capital in this world for a big project. What i am thinking of, is that a little bit of this and a little bit of that, we can both pull it together and then grow bigger.
    Awaiting your response.

    "The Don"

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    1. Going into Poultry, Piggery, and Fishery at the same time requires a lot of money and management no matter how small. My advice is that you should start one at a time and then add the others later.

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  21. please what drugs do you require to raise chickens(layers and broilers) succesfully

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  22. Pls,I hv a plot of land in Enugu and 500k,how many chicken can I start with.

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  23. Evans is here,A plot of land in Enugu with 500T how many chicks can i start with and how can i manage 500t efficiently as a novice

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    1. Evans, I think reading through the post will give you idea of what to do.

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  24. How many broilers can a farmer raise comfortably in a plot of land

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  25. i intend going into poultry business layers precisely pls hw far can i go with #2.5m and what type of chicken will be good

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  26. I think the article have address this question

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  27. of all the online resources about poultry farming, yours seem to me the best. it is quite simple and adresses the issues clearly. i have about 150k and a piece of land at my backyard. i want to start a layer farm. how do you think i should go about it. plus please can i have your phone number so that we can talk better. o'funmi

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  28. I started a poultry farm with a friend and currently have about 2000 chickens. They have started laying but we suddenly experience a deep in production. How do u mitigate against theft on the farm because I suspect the staff?

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    1. You need to step up your security before people run down your investment. It is always better if you can manage your poultry yourself instead of entrusting it completely into the hands of workers.

      But have you made sure snake is not having access to the pen? Snake could cause serious damage if they gain entry. If possible, fence the farm and try to keep it clean at all times and pay closer attention to your staffs.

      @o'funmi, if you are starting at your backyard you need to start small and N150K is more than enough to start small. With time you can move elsewhere when your poultry starts getting bigger and the smell starts disturbing.

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    2. Even here in Europe ,I work almost everyday untill late in the farm expcially during hatchery seasons.Mind you this in mind that nobody will do better and does not steal in your farm>You just have to find time and be there otherwise the farm will colapse soon even if it is your brother or sister working there.I call this the place of event you have to be there.

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    3. i suggest u install cctv in ur farm ....itll cost less than 90,000 naira....

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  29. I am a poultry and hatchery owner in Ukraine.I raise parent livestocks of geese and ducks with hatchery capacity of 300,000 for the past 16 years.The know how is there.Please do you think this area could be of success in Nigeria ?

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    1. There is no market for geese and duck in Nigeria in my own opinion. Nigerians aren't used to eating duck that much though some do but are in the minority compared to chicken consumers. You can invest in quail and chicken that's where the market is in Nigeria.

      However, great possibilities may exist in there. Who knows if well introduced it may gain market appeal. If you want we could carryout the market research for you?

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    2. Thank you so much for your quick and honest reply.Please could you let me know how much the market research will cost?Where can one buy future parents for one to satisfy his hatchery need of fertilized eggs in Nigeria.Thank you in advance for you answers

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    3. $2,000 Only for detailed market research that will cover all the thirty six states of the federation and Abuja.

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    4. I will get you in touch when I am due to come over.Thanks for you reply what about the second part of the question?

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  30. I want 2 say tank u 4 dis post, it jst came @ d ryt tym 4 me and my family. We started a poultry dis yr and are incurring a lot of challenges. I will like 2 av ur num so we can discuss in details. Tanx once again

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  31. Good day ur article is very informative, I started a poultry at my backyard dis year. Pls can u explain d diff housing types better or give me a link where I could research about them on the net. Also, I wish to deal witth layers next year, which housing is best for them? Wil be expecting your reply, thanks

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  32. May Almighty Allah reward you for enlightening people about this type of business, we must go back to agriculture if we want this great country to developed by Sultan

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  33. hello sir, my dad has a free space and i want to go into agric but my question is , what are the risk faced by broilers or turkey. How can i get mixed food for them, i need a formular and I also need to some trainings.

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  34. Hello Sir,
    Is there any training that want need to undergo before starting a poultry business? I will also like to have your contact detail.

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  35. Sir,
    Thank you for your security advise, will look into it straight away. Can you kindly link me up with the Ukrainian farmer looking to rear ducks in Nigeria. I believe there is enough market for duck rearing in Nigeria with the foreigners inflow into the country and you will be surprise how much people know about duck meat though not as much as chicken and quail.

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    1. I will be home soon You could foward your contacts through Sir Darlinton Omeh

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  36. My Brother, only God can reward you for this life chnaging blog that you are into, pls can i have ur email address or phone number, i have lot of questions. Pls I will appreciate that.

    thanks

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  37. I will get you in touch when I am due to come over.Thanks for you reply what about the second part of the question?

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  38. I am student and I have passion for poultry,I have what it takes to prepare and mix poultry feeds using Pearson square method or computer method, I am saving in order to acquire a plot of land in my area, and my questions are:
    1. Like how much will I need to construct the poultry if am planning deep litter system / battery cage system.
    2.How much will the cage cost me and how long can they last before deterioration sets in?
    3. How much will it cost me to feed 100 day old chicks to 18 weeks old
    4 Where can I get poultry vaccines and drugs in Osun state?

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  39. can i start a poultry farm with 500,000thousand naira and rent a land out of the same money?I want rear layers for meat when they grow old and for egg sales please.Do you have any idea?Thanks.

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  40. I have learn alot from dis discussions.

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  41. Hello sir
    Plz i would like to knw if u assist in writing biz plan

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    1. Hello, sorry I do not assist in writing business plan. Look for someone to do that for you

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  42. How can I get fairly used cage

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  43. Its quite encouraging to know that we still have sincere people like you in Nigeria. Please, I am highly interested in having a poultry farm for chicken. I prefer the battery cages house. Please how do I source for them and how much do I budget for. Thank you.

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  44. Goodday sir, what is the best way to market a day old chick, cos i am about to go to hatchery part of poultry farming. thanks as i wait your quick response.

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  45. hi darlington ,i most sincerely comment on this your legandry work,God bless you sir,Pls i have a quick question to ask you,am not in nigeria right away,stay in europe to be precise but have been thinking of investing in nigeria.Have got this water business, and poultry biz ,except otherwise by you.what business can i manage from europe if i get it started in nig pls?How possible could i manage this while am away Cos i dont know am soon am coming back.How can i monitor this business to avoid ruining me down?Pls could you advice me on human resource managenment and if i want to employ staff like how many staffs would be ok for a start and security personnel to avoid theft

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    1. There is no where you'd run sensitive businesses such as Pure Water and Poultry from Europe effectively. Come home and do it

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  46. this blog is woooooh, pls keep it up

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  47. Nice one here,I have a plot of land in ikorodu,and want to go to poultry and fish farming,I have capital of 2.5-3M for the start up on a pure virgin land.pls I need advice on where to start and the necessary things needed to start.

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    1. I guess the article already contains that?

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  48. Mr.Darlington, ls kindly advice when layers will start dropping||?

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  49. does means that boiler don't laid eggs at all, if they dont how do they reproduce

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  50. You are God sent to me,your posts were sited at the right time.I currently have a Nursery/primary sch,a supermarket in a university campus and a shop where my wife and i are selling food stuff and ingredient.All these businesses are doing fine but require a lot money to be pumped into it.Im currently thinking of quieting my job for all these are too much for my wife alone since im not currently in that city but in Nigeria,need your candid advice

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    1. Sorry I am replying this very late, I just saw it now as I was going through the comments. My candid advice is that you should resign as soon as possible to assist your wife run those businesses. In my own opinion, those businesses you mentioed that your wife is into could be much more rewarding financially if you and your wife could combine efforts and run it more effectively. So why labor elsewhere when you already have companies of your own?

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  51. thank for your information packages.

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  52. Good evening sir, I'm so happy I found this publication at the right time sir. I'm a student soon to graduate and I have interest in poultry farming (layers for eggs production). I have quater of a plot of land behind our house and I can raise some money sir but please sir is the ebook ready? Because I am a novice in this and I want to have deeper knowledge of the venture. Pls sir I will appreciate if you can give me your email address for further interaction sir. I look forward to your prompt response sir. God bless you

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  53. Thank you for your quick response sir, my text will reach you soon. My name is adekoya, oluwatosin. God bless you sir

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  54. Mr Omeh, pls can I have a list of d contents of the ebook so as to have an adea what it contains?

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    1. It contains everything you wants to know about poultry farming

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  55. gudevenin, thanx for the gud work. Pls what drugs can i use for 1day old broiler birds and how can i do for them to be ready for sale within the period of 7weeks?

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    1. Jerry, It will be more comfortable if you contact a vet doctor so that I don't recommend bad one. It seems you are looking for drug that'll make your chicks grow faster? You this business is very serious and sensitive, you do not want to do something that will affect your business negatively.

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  56. please where can i get poultry cages and for how much. Thanks

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    1. Where you can get it depends on where you are, inquire from poultry farmers near you. They will be in a better position to direct you

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  57. Good morning sir, what are those red things hang on the new big poultry farm diagram?

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    1. Those red things are called: Feeders. You can see the chicken feeding from it?

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  58. i really love this platform cause of its enlightenment,please i am about going into broiler farming and would love to know the key resources

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    1. Have you gotten the new eBook? If you haven't, then you need it. It contains all the details you need

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    2. how can i get this new ebook?

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  59. Greetings mr Darlinton. Thank you for the vital life changing informations. I came accross your blug from google search. Pls i have 3 important questions before i finally decide for this investment and purchase the e-book.

    1. I stay in a rented apartment at ojodu berger in lagos and will be starting with N500,000. I will need to buy a land in the remote area of ikorodu or ogun state as mentioned in the blug. I beleive the land will require fensing, pen house and the chicken cages in addition to other items mentioned. Can N500k do all these as i know land and fensing alone can gulp up to 400k. Or can one do without the fensing in the remote area in the bush?

    2. Secondly, my wife will manage the place and be coming from ojodu and return in the evening. Are we going to require a night guard?

    I need to be sure N500k can carry before i venture. Thank you for your anticipated response.

    Jerry Prince.

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    1. N500,000 will go a long way to establish your farm especially if you can get your land for cheap price (less than N100,000) in that case, the money you have will be more than enough for a medium farm.

      However, the money wouldn't be enough if you add fencing except you are fencing with local material. Yes, you can do without fencing but fencing make your farm more secure.

      If your wife is to return home after the day work, you need to hire a trusted person or a guard who will be there to guide your poultry else they will use your chicken and do pepper soup.

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  60. It was a indeed a nice piece. Pls sir, I would really like to know the cost of an incubator and where can I get it from in Lagos. 2ndly, how does one differeciate between a layer and broiler

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  61. Thanks for this wonderful selfless work. May good follow you forever sir. I wish to know if there's a way I can manage my farm to eliminate or at least reduce the intense smell of poultry feces.

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  62. Thank you very much for your selfless interest in helping others. May good follow you forever. Pls, I want to know if I can effectively manage to eliminate or at least, reduce to bearable degree the smell from poultry feces n wastes. Thank you very much in anticipation.

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    1. Use saw dust, spray it on your pens floor and regularly change it. You can also use drop collector board if your poultry is not big. If you change your saw dust regularly, the smell will minimize.

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  63. Are you a poultry farmer and needs support to boost your bizness, FAKAAR Limited is your one stop supporter you can call on.

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  64. Are you a poultry farmer in Nigeria and needs support to boost your bizness ! FAKAAR Limited is your one stop supporter you can call on.

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  65. Do you have an existing poultry? or Are you about to start.

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  66. @ oluzee, do you have an existing poultry farm?

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  67. Hello, really look forward to starting a poultry but need more info, thanks

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  68. Mr. Darlington. Thank you for the good work God will surely reward you. The ebook does it contain details on all the structures? -litter, cage systems etc

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    1. Yes, it does contains details on the structures, litter, feeding, disease control, management, and lots more

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  69. is your promise on giving out also on snail still valid?

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    1. Like I said, it's for those who got it today. So, it has expired.. except you pay through online transfer before 12midnight today

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  70. Dear Darlington, just want to start the poultry business. but there is a ready made poultry to rent. am planning to start with 200k. kindly advice me on this

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  71. Dear Darlington, am about to start the poultry business. am renting a ready made poultry and i want to put 200k on it. what do you recon? kindly advice pls

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    1. I don't know the poultry farm, neither how it looks like nor the condition attached to it. Therefore, it will be difficult for me to advice in this regard. Just make sure it's in acceptable location as poultry farm is not allowed in residential areas.

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  72. how can I buy your e-book from United States

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  73. How do I purchase your e-book from United States? Do you have a PayPal account?

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    1. You get it through wired transfer. We'll soon start using 2CO for global sells but for now I am very busy with things and only take payment through GTBank.

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  74. You got a great mind sir but please sir can you help me with an extimate of how much in Naira will I need to own a farm for 2000 layers I already got 5 plots of land here in abeokuta. And pls is your book availabel in hard copy. Pls reply thanks.

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    1. Have you built your pen? What type of poultry house do you want? etc... All these are what influences cost; It's not possible for me to just tell you so so amount of money. All depends on what you want. If it is a semi/free range, then N500,000 can do. The eBook is PDF (Portable File Format) you can print it OUT and make a hard copy of it if you like

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  75. Hello,
    I'm interested in the Poultry farming ( Modern System )...Ready to invest in medium/Large scale on both broilers,layers and cockerel,feed mill section,hatchery and and .Please I want to know much about the selling of my farm produce,the marketing aspect of it...Is it encouraging and easy to have customers around Ibadan and Lagos...And besides,do you have a farm plan architect?..I want to work on 2-3 acres of Land....

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    1. There is market for any poultry product in Nigeria and the return on invest is very encouraging as you want to know, that's why many farmers in Nigeria are thriving in the business.

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  76. I would like to know if there are elder than day old chicks available and how much can it cost to have some for a startup? Thanks Darlinton!

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  77. hi can we grow colour hen with boilers seperatly in same place

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    1. Broiler can be of any color likewise layers

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  78. Hello,
    Is there a description for the construction of farm building in your ebook?
    Best

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    1. Yes, there are descriptions for both small and large poultry farm houses. It contains much more than you can imagine

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  79. Thank you for this information...I just want to know what members of staff I would need for a poultry farm of 1000-1500 POL chickens as a beginner in this business. Also I would like to know how many persons will be required in each department...

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  80. @ MR Darlington please how can i contact you?i have a questionnaire i will like you to help me answer

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  81. Your publications are good and helpful. My chickens started to die. dey, all of a sudden, become weak and walk as if dey want to fall like some1 without stamina. I noticed dat their poops are green and some are watery brown and strong gray/ash color. some cough as thou dey ave catarrh. Thou dey were separated but in order not to loose dem all I have killed d healthy ones. Can you talk on Birds' Diseases?

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  82. i already have 4 plot of land, i have been fixing to set up a poultry for some years now.
    not have 1 million naira,i am still sceptical about the number of birds to start with,..
    because i would like to know an approximate amount needed to feed 1 chicken up to 28 weeks.

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    1. It takes N700 - N800 worth of feeds approximately to rear a chicken from day old to maturity. Sometines everything put together.

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  83. hi D,am a surveyor i have more 200 acres of land b4 d epe bridge in lekki,i wil welcome any individuals who could be part of a large scale poultry farming to form an organization with MOU which wil bind d interest of all participants,d land has Agric C of O

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    1. Hello, if you are very serious about it, contact me you will need to take me there, if I see it and it and it turns out to be the way you talked about it, we'll discuss on how to attract investors.

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  84. Hello Darlington. i must commend the good work you are doing here. I am really interested in the above mentioned surveyor`s proposal. Kindly keep me posted about your findings after your inspection as i would like to be an investor if the deal is good and genuine. Keep up the good work...cheers.

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    1. Ok, just keep in touch, I'd update this post or possibly make another new post specially for that if it goes well.

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  85. Hi Mr. Darlington,
    I must say, you are doing very well to encourage especially we youths. Keep the good work going.

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  86. Hi Darling,
    Tnx a million. I'm interested in this,a beginner,I'm in korea and am looking at Lagos,any idea abt land good enough for this project,any idea abt a consultant can could do his work,any idea abt an architect too?
    I will come myself once I hv all d infos.
    How can I get the ebook,your contact email or phone pls,tnx

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    1. We can help you out in these if you pay the right fee. The ebook will be delivered into your mailbox as soon as you pay for it

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  87. Good day Sir, tanks for the information on how to start the poultry farm. God bless you. My challenge is where i have Land in Port Harcourt is where people are staying,a plot of land surrounding by other people but its fenced and am not ready to stay there as the place is not develop to my taste for me to stay there what do i do. Another question is the eBook that is 8000 is it for everything there or is it on each one? Thanks as i get a reply from you. Ukeme

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    1. You can't setup your poultry in a residential area no matter how it is except you want to rear in a small scale or free range farming system. So, you need to look for other things you can do with the land.

      The price you see for the eBook on poultry is a new year discount to is valid only today before 12 midnight, each of the eBooks has it's price written under it.

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  88. Once again do u accept internet banking transfer to ur account for the eBook. thanks as i get a reply from u

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    1. Yes we do and that has been the preferred means of paying by many

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  89. Please how many pages is the book about poultry farming?

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    1. Seyi, does the number of pages have any bearing? Anyway, it is 65 pages

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  90. Pls my project is on poultry nd i want 2 get al d answers to u win question www.youwin.org.ng

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  91. pls can i get the full breakdown on the cost of setting up poultry farm

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  92. Please I have a question. How much are 6 weeks old birds in Nigeria?
    I will truly appreciate your response, i do not live in Nigeria and I have searched EVERYWHERE online just to get that small information but to no avail. Please help me. Thanks

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  93. i started poultry farming last year with cockerel. i prepared them for the festive season and it was fruitful. i want to include broilers too. i am happy to be getting all these information now. thank you and God bless you.

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  94. Hello,
    But how can we Nigerians in Diaspora pay for and get this ebook?

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    1. Through internet banking, just make a transfer and notify me by sending your name and email add.

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  95. You are doing a great job Mr Dal. been in USA for a while now and been thinking about what to venture into in Nigeria. The poultry business sounds pretty good, but I am not ready to come home and monitor it. So I will continue to search for what i can do from here. Any advise from you will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch!

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  96. I need details and guidelines on how to start Poultry,Fish,P[ggery and Rice farms. You can use your own estimates. I can always take bearing;plus/minus using your guidelines. Thanks. Chidi

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  97. Dear Sir, How many new, full-time (or equivalent) staff will be employed in setting-up a Large scale or Intensive poultry farming that requires high level of sophistication and more careful planning and professionalism, using advance Livestock farming techniques for the first 12 months

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    1. That's what you need to plan carefully about by preparing a robust business plan, the eBook will assist you greatly in doing that. However, for the poultry of that magnitude, you will need minimum of 20 internal full time personnel

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  98. dear darligton, kindly furnish me with your contact,phone and email. i need your assstance as regrds, land procurement and construction of cheap pen in ogun state.
    dayo

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  99. This is great Mr Darlington, pls how can get the eBook and how much does it cost?

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  100. HOW CAN I GET COMPANY THAT BUY 7WK OLD BROILERS IN NIGERIA

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  101. Jerry N. I live in usa darlinton I have 2 plot of land in imo state I want to use it to start a chicken poultry farm.please can you tell me how I will get you ebook and where I can get california white chicks in nigeria.thanks.

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  102. Am a 22 year old lady , I have 3 siblings to care for , and my both parents are late, I happen to be d eldest n the responsibilities are on me, I reside in Abuja, I believe the poultry business would be a good idea, please does anyone knows where I can get a cheap land outside Abuja, and also I have 500-700k to invest , Like how many birds can I start with if broiler is my choice of bird. Thanks Stella

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    1. Since you are a girl, you need to start small with 50 birds or less and see how it goes then you can expand by committing more resources. I am not familiar with areas in and around Abuja, so you ask people who knows the area to help you out

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  103. Pls How may bags of feed do u need to feed 250bird form day old to 12weeks?

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  104. Hi, i have just read most of your blog and will like to say it has given me a lot to think about starting a poultry farm which although i have been interested in.
    I really want to come back home to start something like this after spending a long time overseas.
    However, I dont have the experience as such but have worked for a large company here who deal with poultry farming materials.
    It is very difficult to get good advice from fellow Nigerians but it seems things are changing for the best.
    Setting up a poultry farm of about 2000 birds to start with is my ideal number but i could be wrong and that is why I need your help and experience advice to start with.
    I know that it may cost me for your advice but its better for it to cost me less than to lose a lot.
    My name is John and my email is JOEFE13@MSN.COM please get back to me if possible.
    Many Thanks.

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    1. John, coming back home to invest is a very good idea because no place like your father land, it's something we have been encouraging through this website and we are happy you guys are responding to it. One thing I certainly will not do is getting back to people who dropped their emails here. If you receive any email, be sure that it's not from me. Understand that fraudsters are always on the lookout for peoples' contacts to see the possibility of defrauding them through it. I don't want anyone to be a victim that's why I frown at adding email or phone number to a comment. So, I'd like you to make another comment without your email address because I will soon delete this one. Thank you!

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  105. Hello. Am just starting with 30 birds for d second time rearing. Pz I would appreciate it if u can give Me a guideline on Wat feed,from week to week till 28weeks,drugs(wen to administer dem), it will mean d world to Me if u reply,cos I love to rear dem. Bless u die

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    1. I think you need to grab the eBook, it will serve as your best companion, you'll be able to refer to it at any stage of your bird's growth. You can also contact a vet doctor for advices on medication.

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  106. Good morning sir.....am Bright a scientist. Please I want to know(averagely)

    How many bags of starter feed can 500 5weeks layers consume in a day.
    How many bags of grower feed can 500 13weeks layers consume in a day
    How many bags of layer feed can 500 21weeks layers consume in a day.
    I Will be most greatful if my questions are answered specifically. Thank you sir.

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  107. Thank for your help, i really appreciate it.

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  108. Please, want to know do u do seminars or training for people, because as much as I am interested I still want to go through that training, please reply is needed on my Facebook acct. Adeola odefunso pls. Thanks

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  109. Please is there any comprehensive e-book on duck rearing; semi intensive and intensive. Thanks

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  110. I am an experience poultry farmer, i want to invest in Nigeria but the my concerns are getting a reliable buyers, i am going to build my own abattoir with my farm, im looking for land with good road and electricity at River State, Abia, or Enugu State. my vision is to make chicken meat affordable to every home in Nigeria. if you can help me with land to buy or you are interested in buying large quantity get back to me.

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  111. Please what of turkey?? I intend raising 100 ًturkey & 200 chickens come january 2015

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  112. pls how can i get this ur ebook on poultry?

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  113. how much will it cost to feed 2500 birds to laying stage (6-7 mounths)

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  114. pls how can i get this ur ebook on poultry?

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  115. Great job Darlinton ! Am very much interested on about 3 of those books. Will arrange some transfer into your GT Bank account soon. Well done ojare !

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  116. I want to go into poultry farming, but the constraint I have is that electricity is about ten poles away from my land. Can please suggest alternative to this. And also bear in mind that I want to begin with a day chikens.

    Godfrey

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  117. My name is richards, am a new entrant in poultry bus. For the past six months I have been able to raise 300 layers successfully. I feed them 1 and half bag everyday. But the problem now is that after six months they haven't dropped an egg as return for my investment .the question is could they all be sterile?

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  118. Hi, I am a lover of keeping chickens from when i was a child. I have practiced cross breeding and mass productions in the local chicken breeding when I was small. Because of school and conditions I left it. I am retired now I want to go into poultry farming. A friend advised that I start with 'Point of Lay' so that I can grab the process which I have left a long time ago. How can you advice me. I have read a lot and I know that the business is lucrative now in Nigeria.

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    1. "Point of Lay" or "Day Old", anyone one you choose is very good. However, Point of Lay is good if you are breeding for egg production, if you intends to breed for the meet, you have to go for day old

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  119. Can i start poultry business in residential area like Ajah?

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  120. Hello Darlington,
    I have 5 acres of Land in Ikorodu and I also have 20 million Naira capital. I want to go into poultry farming. I have little knowledge in this business. I have been reading books in other to equip myself with the knowledge required to be successful. I will like to know the following:
    1. How and where can I get a company that would build two houses for the chickens? Layers and broilers.
    2. I am also thinking of a third house for the day old chics as well.
    3. Do you think growing my own feed and processing it would be a good idea?
    4. Can you recommend a consultant that could work with me on this?

    Many thanks

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  121. Pls where can i purchase an incubator for poultry

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  122. Pls where can i purchase an incubator?

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  123. hi darlinton i go through write up am impress.
    but i want this informationn from you i want to do a six months cashflow for cockerel from a day old chic to point of sales. i want to what will form the cash expenditure and cash incom

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  124. My name is obi chidinma. I need help
    i want 2 start as soon as possible atleast july on medium scale

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  125. Good day Mr Darlington, I appreciate the way u selflessly attend to people's problems here, but it's like u concentrate on people in Lagos and it's environs... what of those that are based in Abuja . How can we have access to quality breeds n feeds for starters. I hope u can also do something concerning that.
    My name is Obika Nkiru. I reside in Abuja and I want to start poultry farm as soon as I get proper information n knowledge.
    Thanks and God bless you.

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  126. I NEED 5 ACRES OF LAND IN OBAFEMI OWODE LGA NEAR OFADA FOR POULTRY FARMING. TEAMMIIFARMS@GMAIL.COM

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