Nigerians have many opportunities for poultry farming because this type of business doesn’t require fertile lands, and doesn’t rely on the weather much too. It is possible that you may find an interesting idea for your own business project, and get the financial support you and your family desire.
We will give a simple explanation of what poultry farming is before we explain how many forms of poultry farming are there, and what they are. In the twenty-first century, different types of poultry farming exist.
You will soon understand that real poultry farming goes far beyond raising just broilers and chickens, as there are so many other birds that lay eggs and are delicious in their meat.
How many different types of poultry farming do we have?
70% of all poultry farms choose intensive processing methods rather than free-range options), people want to raise the same types of poultry all over the world.
These are the 7 most common forms of poultry farming: Chicken (for eggs and meat); Turkeys (for meat in particular); Guinea Fowl (for egg and meat production); Geese (for eggs, meat and down feathers); Ducks (for milk, eggs and down feathers); Quail (for eggs and meat); and Pigeons (for meat in particular)
Some other forms of poultry farming are common in many parts of the world but the seven birds listed above, including Nigeria, are the most popular in the world.
The different types of poultry farming in Nigeria
You already know what kinds of birds farmers usually raise. We also want to briefly explain each of them so you understand clearly what the forms of poultry farming are. Everyone knows, for example, that chickens are extremely common and used throughout the world in mass production.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, this sort of poultry farming has become extremely common. Every year many countries export millions of tons of meat and eggs from these birds.
American, English, and Mediterranean breeds are the most common for agriculture. Asian chickens are also on the market, but these are not breeds (there are hundreds of them) but varieties based on the manufacturing demands.
Farmers prefer chickens that grow big (e.g., Cornish Cross) for meat. Farmers enjoy chickens for eggs, which reach maturity as soon as possible (White Leghorn and others). Turkeys are common in many markets too.
Their white meat is tasty and nutritious, which is why people enjoy growing turkey in the twenty-first century from Canada, European countries, the USA, and other areas of the world. Turkeys are larger than chickens and thus they are used in contemporary farming.
Geese and ducks are not as common as chickens and turkeys but farmers from some countries love to raise them to produce meat and eggs. Everyone has certainly heard of the common American-loved Peking duck, but this is not the only breed used worldwide.
Most farmers raise down feathered geese used to make winter clothes. Two less common forms of poultry farming are Guinea fowl and quail, but some countries love raising these birds to eat them as a gourmet meal and often for their eggs.
In conclusion, now that you know how many kinds of poultry farming there are; it’s up to you to decide the kind of birds you’d love to raise in Nigeria to grow meat, eggs or feathers. If you have some ground, a desire to work with birds, and a true passion for farming, it is possible to start a nice business.
Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State
Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.
Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:
Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo
Oron, Akwa Ibom State:
Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State