The Quick Start Guide to Raising Broiler Chickens in Zimbabwe

Monday, March 21, 2016

broiler chicken farming guide

Oh, chicken farming. We do love raising our broiler chickens.

From urban backyard farmers to medium and large-scale commercial farmers people are raising broiler chickens. Broilers are fast growing (they go from chick to market ready in just 6 weeks), giving them a quick return on investment.

However according to the Zimbabwe Poultry Association broiler chicken farming has come under a lot of pressure in the past year.

They found that producers face challenges of rising feed costs, a flood of imports, rising energy costs and falling consumer demand. Sales of day-old chicks saw a 4% decrease in 2015 from 2014 figures.

While it is certainly a challenge to raise broilers at the moment, it can still be done profitably but only if it's done properly. The key is to get fully prepared.

Here is what you need to get started.

Quail Farming in Zimbabwe: What You Should Know Before You Get Started!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Quail farming

Quail farming is becoming one of the most popular forms of farming for current and future farmers in Zimbabwe today.
  • They're said to consume less feed than chickens
  • They're said to be less susceptible to disease than chickens
  • They're said to take up less space than chickens
  • They're said to be a superfood that cures ailments such as cancer, hypertension, and insomnia
These all sound like great reasons to jump on the quail farming bandwagon. But if you're going to just jump in without evaluating these claims and doing your homework you are going to find yourself in a farming disaster. 

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