COST OF REARING 1000 BIRDS

 

  1. BROODING CHICK
NO ITEM UNIT QUANTITY UNIT PRICE TOTAL PRICE
1. Day old chicks pieces 1000 —- —-
2. Cardboards pieces 10 550 5,500
3. Brooder lamps pieces 6 750 4,500
4. Brooding jikos Pieces 3 1500 4,500
5. Chicks feeders pieces 10 450 4,500
6. Chicks drinkers Pieces 15 450 6,750
  TOTAL       25,750

 

  1. FEEDS
AGE (WEEKS) FEED TYPE AMOUNT/70 KG BAG COST KSH TOTAL COST
0-8 Weeks Chick mash starter and chick mash 15 bags 3500 52,500
8-20 Weeks Growers mash 60 bags 2500 150,000
20 and above Layers mash About 250 bags till end of laying
TOTAL       202,000

 

  1. OTHER EQUIPMENT
EQUIPMENT QUANTITY UNIT PRICE TOTAL AMOUNT
Round Feeders 15 600 9,000
Round drinkers 20 600 12,000
Laying nests 10,000
Perches and roosts 5,000
Saw dust and n/paper 5,000
Egg trays 50 30 1,500
TOTAL     42,500

 

  1. VACCINES
TREATMENT FREQUENCY UNIT PRICE TOTAL AMOUNT
Gumboro 2 750 1500
Newcastle Disease 3 500 1500
Vitamins and 3 500 1500
Fowl pox 1 500 500
Other antibiotics 2000
Dewormers 1000
TOTAL 8000

 

  1. GRAND TOTAL
NO. ITEM COST
1. BROODING CHICKS 25,750
2. FEEDS 202,000
3. OTHER EQUIPMENT 42,500
4. VACCINES 8,000
5. MISC. 21,750
  TOTAL 300,000

 

NB:

  1. The above projection is for 1000 birds from day one till 5months of expected maturity
  2. The prices are subject to change either upwards or downwards depending on the market prices which fluctuates so this is not the final figures.
  3. The prices here are just projections
  4. Space: density of birds per unit area

This is the most important basic principle in housing, as the space available determines the number and type of poultry that can be kept. For example, a deep litter house measuring 5m by 10m can hold about 200 laying hens at a stock density of 3-4 birds/m2 (3.5 ft2/bird). Using the other system of measuring, stock density can be measured in ft2 per bird, which is the inverse of birds per m2 used in the metric system, incorporating a conversion factor of 0.0929 m2/ft2.

 

 

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