Poultry farming is hard for the faint of heart, and a single mistake may result in the loss of an entire farm in a matter of hours.....CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE>>>

In today’s lesson, we are going to take a look at some of the common mistakes that poultry farmers need to steer clear of in order to have a prosperous career in their chosen field.

Beginning Without Sufficient Capabilities

This is one of the primary factors that contributes to the failure of many chicken farming businesses. There is a widespread misconception that getting into chicken farming does not call for a significant amount of education or experience.

They were under the impression that chicken farming consisted entirely of purchasing young animals, caring for them with food until they reached maturity, and then selling them so as to begin earning money.

It is highly recommended that one acquires as much knowledge as possible regarding the poultry farming industry before beginning operations.

Lacking Adequate Preparation on the Financial Front

The majority of new farmers constantly make the same error, which is to establish a poultry farm without having a cost analysis report and without performing any feasibility studies first.

If you want to be successful in the poultry farming business, you need to have enough money to buy feeds, drugs, and the myriad of other things that may come up in the process of running a poultry farm.

Purchasing Birds That Are One Day Old From An Unknown Source

We had no idea that beginning our endeavor with high-quality day-old chicks from from a reputable farm was the most important factor in determining whether or not we would be successful.

Purchasing birds from unidentified sources is fraught with peril for a variety of reasons. To give just one example, the birds might have hidden health problems or be carriers of diseases that aren’t immediately obvious. Purchasing birds infected with such diseases could result in a major catastrophe for your poultry farm.

As a result, you need to do the appropriate investigation to figure out where you can buy quality birds. Keep in mind that raising birds that are both healthy and of a high grade will help your poultry farming business generate more revenue.

Take note that you should never combine fresh birds with those that are already in the flock. In the event that you are need to add new birds to those that are already there, you should make sure that you quarantine (separate) them from the main flock for a few days before introducing them to the flock. This will guarantee that the new birds do not carry any infectious diseases.

Choosing to deny your birds food. Feeds of a High Quality for Chickens

When you buy feeds, you should take the time to learn about the source, and you should ideally get them from a feed manufacturer or company that you can trust. This is because some feed producers have began selling adulterated feeds in order to increase their earnings.

If you feed your birds feed that has been tampered with, it could lead to a drop in the growth of the birds as well as a fall in egg production, which will ultimately damage your revenues and income from your birds.

In most cases, it is essential to manufacture your own feeds using the appropriate ingredients in order to be certain of what you are feeding your birds. This allows you to have complete control over the diet they receive.

Your Feed Is Being Over-Stood

If you store your feed for too long, it may go bad or become infested with mold, both of which can have negative effects on the growth and overall health of your birds. In order to prevent spoiling and waste of feed, you should only purchase the amount of food that your birds can consume in a maximum of three weeks.

The Failure to Timely Recognize a Sick Bird

As a chicken farmer, this is one of the most serious errors you could possibly make in your career. One sick bird poses a danger to the rest of the flock. Also, some diseases can quickly spread throughout a population, and before you know it, all of your birds could be infected.

Therefore, it is very important to examine your birds on a daily basis so that in the event that you have a bird that is unwell or injured, you will recognize it in a timely manner and be able to remove it so that it can be treated.


It’s a typical oversight among farmers who raise poultry to try to save space at the expense of their birds, which is a mistake. Therefore, in order to make room for more birds, they cram them into locations that are too tiny for them.

This method, despite the fact that it appears to be clever, is in fact one of the most dangerous mistakes that a chicken farmer can do. In terms of broiler farming, it results in a poor growth rate and poor weight gain. It also causes pecking, cannibalism, and a decline in egg output.

Inadequate ventilation and hygienic conditions in the chicken house.

Keeping chickens in coops that are unclean, lack proper ventilation, and are kept in the dark can lead to a variety of health problems and infections. Be sure to maintain the bedding in the poultry house clean and change it out on a regular basis.

Ensure that your coop has adequate ventilation and a healthy movement of air throughout the space. Light is another essential component. Do not confine your birds in a coop that is poorly lit and lacks access to natural light. In order to accomplish this, you should construct your chicken house using a dwarf wall system and orient it such that it faces east-west….CONTINUE READING THE FULL ARTICLE>>>

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