Broiler production is one of the most lucrative poultry businesses. If you are a farmer who thinks big and wants to grow your business in a short period, consider broiler production. There is more profit in rearing large numbers of broiler birds and you will achieve big savings due to short production cycles. The production cycle for broilers is 28 to 35 days depending on your business model. There are key factors that one has to consider in order to optimize broiler meat production.
Day old chicks should be placed in the brooder at a density of 30 chicks per square metre in summer, and 33 chicks per metre during the winter season. As the chicks grow and develop, open up the brooding space from seven days. The density should continue to decrease until one achieves 10 birds per square metre at 5 weeks or at slaughter age.
Order your day-old chicks from the following registered day old chicks hatchers and suppliers:
Henn chicks and
Use your God-given five natural senses to “talk” to the delicate, fluffy, little chicks from the first day. This helps to make brooding easy and ensures good stockmanship practice.
Follow the hatchery broiler vaccination program as a biosecurity management tool to prevent and control disease outbreaks.
FeedMix feed type
Feeding phase in days
Total feed required kg/ bird / phase
FM 3 Phase Broiler Starter Crumbs
day 1 to day 14
0.5 kg / chick / phase
FM 3 Phase Broiler Grower 3mm Pellets
day 15 to day 25
1.3 kg / bird / phase
FM 3 Phase Broiler Finisher 4mm Pellets
day 26 to day 35
1.45 kg / bird / phase
Total feed required per bird
3.25 kg for 35 days
Daily production records.
Weekly production records
The commercial broiler business can achieve 6 to 7 cycles per calendar year.