We intend to raise a parent stock of 100 Kuroiler hens and 13 Kuroiler cocks as a pilot for producing fertilized eggs for: selling, eating for nutrition purposes and hatching into new chicks. Every month after maturity of the birds i.e. 5 months, two selected youths were trained in commercial Kuroiler keeping and management and there after each be donated with 35 one-month old Kuroiler chicks as a startup kit on agreed terms and conditions. Every youth who receives a donation of the chicks was required to donate back an equivalent number of one-month old Kuroiler chicks to the project after 10 months. The donated chicks were again be donated to another youth still on the same terms and conditions. Every youth was supposed to add not less than 100 new chicks on his stock in every 12 months from maturity of the birds.
On average, we picked a minimum of 60 fertilized eggs from 100 Kuroiler hens everyday. In 10 days we were able to pick a minimum of 600 fertilized eggs and in 30 days 1800 fertilized eggs. Every month we hatched a minimum of 1000 eggs into a minimum of 700 a day old Kuroiler chicks and sold a minimum of 600 a day old chicks at a minimum of $0.75 per chick and this will generate a total of $450. The remaining chicks will be kept for both donating to the 2 selected youths every month and for expanding our stock. Out of the remaining 800 fertilized eggs, we sold off a minimum of 700 of them every month at a minimum of $0.09 per egg and this will generate a total of $63. The remaining 100 eggs was ment to be eaten by people working on the project for nutrition purposes.
Poultry production is a common livestock business around the world, it is practiced in different capacities, small, medium and commercial scale. As a poultry farmer, your goal is to manage the birds such that they produce optimally and increase productivity, hence, making profit from it.
There are many factors that can deter this aim, some are known and easily detected while some are unaware. Some requires medications while some just need a proper welfare. These are the rudimentary knowledge a poultry farmer should always have in mind.
This organisation is a human service organization that identifies the approach of effective means to involve young people in carrying out A carrying out Agriculture and in local development decision-making, giving them voice and influencing power, with benefits for themselves and their communities.We are Indented to nurturing human potential, the capacity-building organization is made up of vibrant youths who exist to help youths and communities to access the skills, tools, and information they need to get going and do what they do best. We're about building effective and lasting relationships with people and organizations from all sectors so that together we can lend a helping hand and allow the thousands of Youths in localities across Uganda to reach their full potential as well as getting neccesary means of increasing food Security and Production
For small flocks, the most common source of heat is a heat lamp. These lamps accommodate a 250-watt red or clear bulb. When suspended 45 to 60 cm (18 to 24") off the floor, they provide enough heat to brood up to 100 chicks for a single-light, or 300 to 500 for a four-light model. Some units have thermostatic controls, while others have to be raised or lowered to provide the required temperature at bird level.