COST OF REARING 500 COMMERCIAL LAYERS

  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
0-8 Weeks Chick mash starter and chick mash 10 bags 3500 35,000
8-20 Weeks Growers mash 50 bags 2500 125,000
20 and above Layers mash About 250 bags till end of laying
TOTAL       160,000
  • OTHER EQUIPMENT
EQUIPMENT QUANTITY UNIT PRICE TOTAL AMOUNT
Round Feeders 20 600 12,000
Round drinkers 20 600 12,000
Laying nests Later made
Perches and roosts 5,000
Saw dust and n/paper 5,000
Egg trays Later
TOTAL     34,000
  • VACCINES
TREATMENT FREQUENCY UNIT PRICE TOTAL AMOUNT
Gumboro 2 500/100 1000
Newcastle Disease 3 500/100 1500
Vitamins and 3 500/100 1500
Fowl pox 1 500/100 500
Other antibiotics 2000
Dewormers 1000
TOTAL 7500
  • GRAND TOTAL
NO. ITEM COST
1. BROODING CHICKS 89,750
2. FEEDS 160,000
3. OTHER EQUIPMENT 34,000
4. VACCINES 7,500
5. MISC. 10,000
  TOTAL 301,250

NB:

1. The above projection is for 500 commercial layers 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.

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