EVERY STEP I GO THROUGH AS A PASTOR
Happy New Year Stakeholders and Happy New Year.
I would like to bring you feedback as I promised.
In fact, I have faced many challenges. If it were not for the hard soul I would have stopped herding.
My chickens are 40 weeks old now and they started laying at 18 weeks exactly.
The 1st challenge is disease. My chickens are very sick with typhoid and flu. So far they have died over 100 layers.
The only thing I did wrong was not vaccinating against typhoid and the flu. The reason I was advised that typhoid is not common and if they get it is treatable. Where is typhoid treatable but recurrent behavior.
2. Heat also killed chickens. Given that I put them very high near the tin. Now I have downloaded them and things are going well.
3. The egg market was very volatile. When the hens started laying in 10 months the price of eggs dropped dramatically and even selling was a problem. Here people sold a lot of chickens. I actually struggled to die and recover and managed to get at least chicken feed. At this point they were eating 80,000 per day. That is just food. The first month the market improve is the least profitable I saw.
So far I get a tray 22 -25 per day. Profit per month I earn at least 1.5m. And here the chickens are very dead.
What I have learned is that next time I will take different seeds. I mean it looks like I have either parent stock that was matyphoid or just seeds are the weakest of the diseases.
Always make sure your chickens are fully vaccinated. You will save a lot of money on drugs.
I welcome questions
I am a new stakeholder in the field of animal husbandry. After doing some research for a long time through here JF and for experienced breeders I have decided to start with egg eggs i.e. layers.
First of all I started building a pavilion following the instructions of experts. i.e. layers need adequate ventilation. a layer shed is recommended to be built by raising 2 bricks then chicken wire to the top. it is recommended to squire 1 meter for 5 layers.
now i have started with 1000 layers. ivi as I write they have reached the fourth day. I really thank God so far they are doing well and they are just fresh.
The first day they arrived, I took them to the pavilion that I had prepared by placing the mortar on the floor, then the marbles that had dried well and filtered dust, on the maranda I spread the newspapers. on the newspapers I poured glucose which they were extracting while I was preparing water for them.
I also set up special charcoal stoves to provide adequate heat, to some extent I closed the pavilion until they were two weeks old so I could open them.
secondly I diluted 100 gm glucose per 10 lt of lukewarm water (this you give them without food). lukewarm water helps to soften their gut before feeding them for the first time. after two hours I changed their water and put them in water with vitamins and medicine to dry the navels, here I gave them food.