How to start poultry farming business in Nigeria

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27 Responses

  1. Adegboyega says:

    Hi, I just like to find out the price of point of lay in Nigeria at the moment. I am asking this question because am about to start poultry business in Ogun state.i will be grateful if you can confirm this

  2. nigfree says:

    Don’t really get what you mean or the question. But a crate of egg is 600-700 naira per crate and it depends on which location you’re in the country.

  3. Mike Bolokor says:

    Hi, I’m a new small scale poultry farmer. I resides in Jos Plateau state. My birds (layers) are 22 weeks old. My challenge is getting rid of coccidioses & its symtoms 100%. Also this eggs gluth thing.. a situation that you will have lots of eggs on ground without buyers.. How can we over come such? Knowing fully well that the birds must eat, & eggs need to be sold to feed them.. Thanks.


    • nigfree says:

      Mike One major cost of diseases in Poultry (including coccidiosis) is faecal contamination of water and food. there are several vaccines around that takes care of the disease, but am not a trained and licensed person to suggest any here. Just work on to any Veterinary clinic or shop they’re in a better postion to do that.
      it’s expected you have started marketing your product at least two weeks to the expected point of lay. Still it’s not late, but you can visit restaurants, the egg sellers, mai shayi and so on to market your goods. In Jos it shouldn’t be a big deal just voice out about.

  4. Walata says:

    Hi, I want to go into this poultry business and I have acquired few plots of land for this. Would you be able to give any advise or introduce someone like an expert who is into this field to put me through.
    Please inbox me the details.

  5. nigfree says:

    please i would like to know which part you’re staying

  6. nwosu cynthia says:

    please is it proper to use cage for my poultry business? i just started with a cage. hope it will not have bad effect on my broilers? thanks

    • nigfree says:

      Cage is one way of creating a poultry house. In my opinion is one of the best. My recommendation is make sure the cage is not too open that rat can find there way in easily, make sure there is adequate provision for covering in case of rain fall there should be enough space for the poultry to grow.

  7. emeka Joseph says:

    Please I have an interest in poultry farming especially Layers. I have a plot of land and a half. It is still unfenced. Please what do I do and how do I go about it. Please reply me in my box. I stay in port Harcourt rivers state

  8. kingdom umudjaine says:

    Good Day,

    Please how much can i buy a 16 week old layer birds here in Lagos.

    • nigfree says:

      it will depend on the seller and why he wants to sell it. There will be variable prices. But it should be at least N900.

  9. Enyinna says:

    I like your write up on poultry farming,you are wonderful,please sir i need feed formulation method for 100 broilers from the 4th week, thank you.

    • nigfree says:

      Thanks for your comment. Feed formulation is entirely the work of a certified professional. We are not in any way at liberty to share any feed formulation. We, however, recommend that you consult any professional in the field for that. Thanks

  10. isaac says:

    Hi, really insightful article. I’m just about starting a poultry business myself (layers specifically). I’d like to know the price of feed. Also I’d like a rough estimate for starting up ( I live in abuja and I want to start with 100 birds). Your recommendations on cages will also be much appreciated. Thanks

    • nigfree says:

      hi thanks for the comment we really are glad the article was helpful.
      Well partaining price, we cannot say as price vary in different period. Because it is dependent on your location and season.
      but for day old, you it starts from 150 to 300 per one. It’s higher as the season approaches the festive season.
      the price for feed is fluantuating, it appears the price keeps going up. but you cannot get it below 2800 to a bag.
      check with people into it in your area to know the exert price.

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  12. Eunice Ejiro Enaigbe says:

    waooo! this is great, please I want to start with 10 layers.what do I need to start, already have a cage.

    • nigfree says:

      Congratulations for taking the step in starting your own poultry farming. Well to start, you’ll need to disinfect the place, book the chick from a reputable firm and read our guide again.

  13. Joseph says:

    Thanks for taking your time I sharing this idea with us, I’m grateful, I’m planning on starting a poultry for a 100,000 birds, how many bags can a 100,000 bags be fed with, I would love ur reply

    • nigfree says:

      Hi Joseph, glad to hear from you and most importantly, for trying to start a poultry farm. What you’ve not specified is the type of bird you’re going to do (Broilers, Layers or cockerel).

  14. bolaji says:

    I just start breeding broilers for 3 days now,is it not too early for sales by Christmas time,thanks for all the article’s & the answers giving to all the question that were ask

  15. Gifted says:

    Thanks for his insightful article…it is helpful indeed.
    I just acquired a sizable space and intend to begin fully by next week. I intend starting with 50 boilers. Will u advice I get day old chicks or 4-5weeks old birds? And is it too early to start??I should sell them by Christmas.
    Also due to prevalent economic situations, what is the current price of a bag of feed?

    Thanks for your honest response.

    • nigfree says:

      Getting broilers at 4-5 weeks old means you have passed the most rigorous period of raising them (like brooding etc) and thus reduce the mortality rate and you’ll see whether they’ll grow to take size or not.
      The downside is sometimes a good chick breed most have reach table size at week 5-6.
      However, if this is your first time, you’ll need to learn how to raise them from day old to table size if you want to maximize your profit. The price of feed rages based on the company from 4000 to 4500 and raising 50 bird from day old will require 8 to 10 bags (that’s for 8 weeks).

  16. Mercy says:

    Nice one, thanks

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