COST OF REARING 500 BROILERS


  1. BROODING CHICK
NO ITEM UNIT QUANTITY UNIT PRICE TOTAL PRICE
1. Day old chicks pieces 500 105 52,500
2. Cardboards pieces 15 550 8,250
3. Brooder lamps pieces 10 750 7,500
4. Brooding jikos Pieces 5 1500 7,500
5. Chicks feeders pieces 20 350 7,000
6. Chicks drinkers Pieces 20 350 7,000
  TOTAL       89,750

2. FEEDS

AGE (WEEKS) FEED TYPE AMOUNT/70 KG BAG COST KSH TOTAL COST
0-3 Weeks starter  mash 10 bags 3200 32,000
4-6 Weeks Finisher mash 30 bags 3100 93,000
   
TOTAL       125,000
  • OTHER EQUIPMENT
EQUIPMENT QUANTITY UNIT PRICE TOTAL AMOUNT
Round Feeders 20 600 12,000
Round drinkers 20 600 12,000
Saw dust and n/paper 5,000
TOTAL     29,000
  • GRAND TOTAL
NO. ITEM COST
1. BROODING CHICKS 89,750
2. FEEDS 125,000
3. OTHER EQUIPMENT 29,000
4. BOASTERS 6,500
5. MISC. 15,000
  TOTAL 255,250

Feeding broilers

How much water do your chicks need?

Make sure your chicken always have water. Without enough water they will not grow well. For each 1 g of feed, your chicks need 2 g of water. For the first 3-5 days, add to the water:     

  • liquid glucose for energy
  • 1 drop of liquid paraffin for digestion
  • Vitamins to help with stress.

Clean the drinkers every day. 

Feeding guide for your broilers

In order to have a healthy and strong flock of broilers, make sure you follow this feeding guide using quality feeds:

  • Day 1 – 21: Starter Mash. Each chick will eat 1 kg in 21 days.
  • Days 21 – 35: Finisher Mash. Each chicken will eat 2 kg in 14 days.
  • Days 35 – 42: Finisher Mash. Each chicken will eat an extra 1 kg in 7 days.(Not a must though good for records)

Change feed slowly:

  • Day 20: 75% Starter Mash and 25% Finisher Mash
  • Day 21: 50% Starter Mash and 50% Finisher Mash
  • Day 22: 25% Starter Mash and 75% Finisher Mash

When chicks are out of the brooder, remove feeding trays. Hang the feeders from the roof at back level. This stops the chicken wasting food.

Your broilers should be ready to sell at 35-42 days at 1.5 kg.  

NB:

1. The above projection is for 500 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.

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