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How To Start A Profitable Poultry Farming Business In 2022

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Poultry farming can be raised various birds like chicken, turkey, ducks, geese, quail etc. for their eggs or meat. This has become an indispensable part of the farming and agriculture system.

The demand for livestock products, including poultry, is fast expanding across the world with the population growth. Poultry farming is one of the fastest growing parts in the Agricultural industry.

Among all kinds of poultry farming (chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks), chicken is the most common one as farmers get a great number of chickens regularly either the egg for food or the farming meat. The high consumption of the end product; chicken and egg are in constant demand in the marketplace and even at various homes today and this makes poultry farming very lucrative as it seems to be a potent source of animal protein outside fish, pork and beef.

This is the content list:

  • 5 Steps To Starting A Poultry Farm

  • Cost of Starting A Poultry Farming Business

  • Conclusion

5 Steps To Starting A Poultry Farm

Are you planning to start your own poultry farm? If so, then you should enter the business well prepared by considering all aspects. Right from setting up some basic equipment to raising the birds and marketing your business, you have to take every step wisely.

Poultry farming is one of different types such as duck rearing, rearing chicken, quails, turkey, broiler. Below are the five basic steps you need to follow to start a profitable poultry farming business.

Step 1 – Choose The Type Of Poultry Bird To Rear

Before you start your poultry farming business, it is important to have a clear picture of what type of poultry breeds to farm.

Broilers: Young males and Females raised for meat. They grow to a hatch weight of approximately 2.5kg within 6 weeks only.

Layers: Hens used for commercial egg production and then killed for meat. Layer chickens are raised from one day old. They start laying eggs at the age of 18-19 weeks and continue until they are 72-78 weeks of age.

Step 2 – Select A Suitable Farm Construction Site

Where your poultry farm is situated is very important. The size of the poultry farmland should be determined by the number of birds you want to rear.

A good poultry farm site must have adequate, clean and fresh drinking water sources nearby. Also, the site must be free of poultry enemies and predators like foxes. The site must be easily accessible from main roads so as to ease the transportation of farm products when they are ready for sale.

Step 3 – Provide Good Housing For The Birds

When it comes to poultry farming, housing is the next important factor after getting a farm site. A proper poultry housing is necessary for the protection and survival of your commercial poultry birds. The Housing system you choose totally depends on the poultry breeds and farming method. Housing design varies in accordance with various types of poultry raising methods.

The housing to be built should be spacious enough to permit free movement and running of the birds. The housing must be adequately ventilated and protected from sunlight.

Step 4 – Feeding and Medication Of The Poultry Birds

For commercial poultry production, good quality, highly nutritious food is a must. Quality and neat feeds keep the bird healthy always and very productive. The feed must be kept clean and dry always, as contaminated feed can infect poultry. Fresh quality and nutritious food is the key to success in poultry farming business. Your birds need not lack water.

Proper medication and vaccination can prevent many poultry diseases.

Step 5 – Marketing and Sales of The Poultry Birds

Poultry farming is a profitable business and the desire of every poultry farmer is to make good sales after every harvest.

Cost of Starting A Poultry Farming Business

Many new businesses require a large capital outlay, which is not within reach of most business owners. A typical startup business also takes a long time to produce a return on your investment. By contrast, poultry business has a relatively low start-up cost and rapid returns.

You can begin with the invest which basically to covers the cost of buying the day-old chicks and feeding them and get a 100% return on your capital investment within six months. Because chicks take only 42 days to hatch, you can start generating an income just six weeks after starting. No other business can provide such a quick turnaround.


Commercial poultry farming is still creating a profitable business opportunity and can provide a great employment source for job seekers. Most entrepreneurs prefer to produce day-old chicks and sell them to growers, as this option is easier and less risky. The choice, however, is up to you.

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