This course is about how to run a chicken production enterprise efficiently with low costs, low mortality, quicker turnover and consequently higher profits. Understand common terms used in chicken production
The course will concentrate on chicken welfare which involves, proper housing, spacing, feeding, feed mixing/formulation, heating, lighting, hygiene practices, vaccination and symptoms of sick chickens. There will be an extra section on the use of herbs to prevent and treat some of the diseases. You will be able to understand notable disease namely bird flue, new castle, coryza, IBD, mycloplasma, ascites and collibacilos.
The course also dwells on how to plan, implement, run and evaluate a chicken production enterprise.
Compile a comprehensive business plan with (budgets, cashflows, housing plan, equipment and procedures). The business plan can be used for own planning or to apply for funding.