Poultry farming in Nigeria is one aspect of agriculture that is now marketable across boards.
The ban on importation of poultry products and the huge demand for meat in Nigeria has made this business very lucrative.
Presently, the government of the day is also looking at diversifying the economy as the oil sector is no longer as lucrative as it used to be.
Poultry farming is the breeding of birds (chicken, turkey, geese, duck, etc.) for commercial purposes. The products that are being sold are eggs and meats from birds.
Below are the tips you put into consideration when seeking to start a poultry farm in Nigeria.
- You must have at least 65% knowledge of the kind of breeding you want to delve into so as not to fall for the risk involved. Losing a lot, especially your capital may discourage you.
- Be very clear if you want to go into broiler breeding or egg breeding. You might even consider both but the decision must be made.
- Get a suitable location, it is usually advised to stay away from residential areas.
- Put up your structure and make it detailed. Also, consider the security of your birds.
- If you will be needing workers, begin your recruitment, and employ trained staff with some amount of experience train the staff.
- It is then advisable to buy the chicks and their feeds so that the farming can begin appropriately.
Finally, starting a poultry farm in Nigeria needs time, study, and practice with fewer resources.