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Poultry Farming for Beginners – Important Tips

Shikha Parewa
Shikha Parewa
Poultry Farming
Poultry Farming

Agriculture has always been the main and one of the most important sectors in India. At present, agri-business is doing extremely well with poultry farming slowly becoming the fastest growing & most profitable business in the country.

Poultry farming is a business that can be started any time and in a small place. Here is a complete guide for those planning to start poultry farming;

Areas of expertise in the poultry industry include: Chicken meat production, Hatchery, Poultry feed production, manufacturing of poultry equipment, egg production, processing of chicken meat and eggs, poultry marketing and consultancy services, sales of poultry equipment and packaging and marketing of poultry products. 

Key factors that makes poultry a profitable business: 

  • White meat is in more demand as compared to red meat. And this is the reason that poultry farming is becoming more popular.

  • Compared with other investments, the initial capital is low. You can start with chicks that are about 100 days old, and in less than two months, you can sell adult hens or eggs. 

  • A separate market for poultry products is available as demands of these products are very high.

Poultry farming requires investment in following areas: 

  • Land: The first and one of the most important things is land. Prices of land vary from place to place. Size of land also depends on your requirements.

  • Construction: After land, construction is another key factor that is crucial for the poultry farming. We need to build cages for poultry to live in. Warehouse is another factor to be considered for all required equipment and a farmhouse for workers. 

  • Chicks: Next comes, selection of

  • Facilities related to poultry: It also depends on the size of your farm and the nature of your business. Hatchery equipment is preferred by the farmer if they want to hatch chicks and want to sell them. 

  • Vaccination: Vaccination is very important as it directly affects our profit. Farmers would be in safer side by giving preference to vaccination. 

  • Feeding: This may be the most important expense, because the quantity and quality of the food will later affect health of chicken and productivity. The diet of poultry varies depending on the life stage of the bird. 

  • Cost on labor: It is very difficult to do all work alone if you are prefer poultry farming for the purpose of business. Other expenses include insurance, electricity, safety and transportation. 

This was all about how to start poultry farming. If you need more information regarding this then do let us know through the comment box given below.

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