CONSIDER THESE FOR THE BUSINESS OF THIS BUSINESS
The chicken project is especially good where you have experience of how to take care of them and monitor its market. From my point of view I see that you prefer meat broilers that are somewhat tougher than egg laying hens.
It is important to consider the following for the well-being of broilers.
1. Have a good pavilion with adequate ventilation and heat (you can get books from various veterinarians). The shed is approximately 4 by 4 meters for 200 broilers or 100 eggs. Make sure the shed is clean and sprayed before inserting the chicken (you can use detto).
2a. For beginners it is a good idea to use processed food quality as often processed foods can be deficient or processed in poor environments and ultimately have poor results. Remember they need foods with different nutrients depending on age (eg starter & finisher for broiler)
2b. Make sure they get the Newcastle vaccine next week by the new ones you bring. It is very important. Also vitamins and minerals as advised by veterinarians
3a. If you have good capacity it is good to breed in phases. For example, compete for 2 weeks, (ie you enter a new one every two weeks). This gives you a good chance to reduce the cost of grazing and space, as the longer they are the more you increase the space of the pavilion. Remember broiler.
3b. Make sure there are enough food and water containers. Broilers do not need to travel long distances to fetch water, and to have water and food at all times.
3c. Serve the young chickens first, then the older ones. Hygiene is very important. There should be sodas and make sure there is no moisture so they do not get cold infections. Too many deaths can occur. It is important to make sure that there are no indigenous chickens, as they are often a source of disease.
4. The market is the main culprit in the poultry business, and all profits are lost after maturity in the absence of a market. Prepare well if possible after you reach the appropriate weight (after 5-6 weeks) you slaughter them all and sell them or store them in the refrigerator and sell them slowly.
After this you can look at your potential to grow and become an expanding business. Expert advice is very important to achieve goals, but also remember that bullying is rampant in Africa!