Can you give me an idea on how to start native chicken raising. I go with meat production not eggs layer. Maybe this is free-ranged native. Can you give me any FS about raising native chiken.
We are pleased of your interest in raising native chickens. Native chicken production is one of the activities that we are promoting as potential rural animal-based enterprise. Unfortunately, we do not have a feasibility study at the moment, but based on on-farm trials conducted (mostly by the WVSU) in region six, production of free-ranged native chicken has the potential to earn P20-25 net income per bird for a produciton period of 16-18 weeks (starting with day old chicks).
Successful production of native chicken is anchored on the following component technologies:
1. Artificial brooding - keeping newly hatched chicks in brooders provided with artificial heaters (incandescent bulb or other heat sources) until the chicks are 30-45 days old. After which, the chicks are gradually introduced into the range.
2. Vaccination - before the chicks are let loose on the range, they should be vaccinated against economically important diseases (e.g. NCD, Fowl Pox, Avian malaria).
3. Strategic feeding - once the birds are on the range they should be provided with supplemental feeds to augment the nutrients that they get from natural feeds availble in the field. Supplemental feeding is more critical during rainy season when scavenging activities of the birds on range are limited.
These are just some of the innovations that we are promoting to native chicken raisers in rural areas. I hope you will find these info useful.
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