Vital keys to choosing the right breed of chicken

Vital keys to choosing the right breed of chicken

Choosing the right breed of chicken is a key part of raising chickens, depending on your interpretation of the concepts, the poultry benefit can be high or low.

 If you start on the wrong foundation some things will never go well. To a poultry farmer, the backbone of your company is your chicken breed, and if you don’t get it right, you may be spending the rest of the production cycle regretting your decision. When it comes to breeding selection there are ways to get it right and they include;


Finding the best breeds

You need to look for the best breeds if you are in meat production (broiler farming). Ask for and draw on the awareness of farmers’ fora. The same holds true for the layers. You should go for a breed with demonstrated potential for the maximum number of eggs and resistance to good diseases.


Locating the hatchery with the best record

Whether you believe it or not, farmers will tell you that other hatcheries have a poor record based on their chicks’ productivity. You’ll also need to find out which hatchery has a good reputation right now. This is necessary if you don’t want to spend all the time treating illnesses and losing chickens to diseases that are spread vertically.


Beware of intermediaries

Since hatcheries typically sell to clients willing to buy in large quantities, there are many people whose business is to buy and resell to farmers. There are also organizations that say that most large hatcheries have chicks.

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When you are going to deal with these intermediaries and agencies, however, it is crucial that you work with those you can trust if you want to optimize poultry profits. Many middlemen will sell regular hatchery understand chicks in cartons.

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 at the following locations;

  • 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

  • Eket, Akwa Ibom State:

3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.


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