Poultry farming is one of the most lucrative businesses in Uganda and the world at large that the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries encourages everyone to consider.
The post-covid-19 will create an increase in the demand for chicken (call it chicken meat) and eggs resulting from the growing population and the newly created cities in the country.
This will provide an opportunity for new and existing farmers to cash in on this enterprise. For those who are planning to start this business, please interest yourselves to read these tips to guide you for the success of your business;
A well-designed house must orient along the axis of the sun such that the east and west ends, which are fully covered face where the sun rises and falls.
This prevents the sun from shining directly into the poultry house at any time of the day.
Feed and water
Water is a critical component of poultry farming. Do not restrict the amount available to the chickens. Replenish the drinkers with clean water whenever it gets warm or dirty.
Make sure you have enough feeders for your chickens. Chickens should not crowd at one feeding point.
Markets and marketing plan
Sourcing for markets should not be done after the chickens attain market wait. Make sure you have an idea of where to sale before starting.
Health management plan
All chickens ought to be vaccinated against poultry diseases. This ensures that whenever there is an outbreak of disease, they have a higher chance of survival.
Prevention is better than cure. Ensuring proper biosecurity means minimising chances that your chickens to come into contact with infectious agents.
Chickens must be kept in free-ranging environment, not confined in a house.