How to set up a successful poultry farm?

Iranians are meat-loving people and chicken has been consumed in our country for many years.

Even with rising prices, people are still willing to pay for the chicken. This makes poultry farming a potentially profitable business, as the demand for poultry is always high. Fortunately, the market is not completely saturated with sellers. As long as people want to eat chicken, there is always room for new chicken farms.
 
Why is Chicken Breeding a Profitable Business?


 Increasing awareness of health issues related to red meat has made chicken consumption a good alternative for many people.
 Chickens are growing fast, which means that this business is capable of generating high returns on your investment in the short run. Meals and other food items usually have chicken in their menu.
So if you're interested in making money and starting your own poultry business, here are some steps you can take:

 
Select the bird type


While most poultry

Some of the things you can do as a poultry are:
Chickens for sale
Egg production for sale
Production of poultry meat for sale
Production of poultry feed for sale
Egg and Chicken Processing for Sale

Your choice should be based on your capital and demand in your area.
For example, poultry meat and eggs are in great demand in Iran, however, this market is more saturated than in many other areas, so if you have enough money, choose egg and poultry processing or even equipment. Offer cold storage and shipping can also be a more profitable option.
So it is important to complete your research (from other poultry) on what type of poultry farming is most profitable in your area and how much it will cost to get started. However, in this article, we will focus on poultry farming for egg and meat production.
Do you have enough money?


The size of the farm depends on your capital. Generally:
 A small farm needs about 60 to 90 million USD
 A secondary farm needs about 160 to 400 million USD in capital
A large farm needs about 800 million USD and more

4. Where is your farm located?

 

When choosing a location, consider:

    Is the land affordable?
    Is the egg and meat transfer cost low? Is it close to your market and buyers?
    Are there many people living in this area? (Bad farm odor may cause trouble)
    Is the area safe? Is there a history of theft or wild animals that may kill chickens?
    Is there no other farm near you? (Poultry farms must be at least 3 km away due to disease transmission)

Some people build their own poultry in their yard instead of finding a suitable place. This drastically reduces costs, but requires some consideration:

    The smell of chicken and eggs in your yard can be a nuisance to your neighbors.
    Transmission of diseases cannot be controlled.


5. What type of nesting system do you choose for your birds?


It is important to choose the type of nest for the benefit of your farm. A system that covers more details is more successful. Here are three main types of Nest systems:

Free range:

This is a very old poultry farming system where you allow chickens to go overseas freely and feed regularly, this is not profitable because there are many dangers including;

    Hunters may harm chickens.
    Chickens may get lost.
    It is difficult to identify sick chickens, so diseases can spread rapidly.
    It is difficult to monitor the growth of chickens.

But to begin with, this system is easy and affordable.

Chicken Litter System / Deep Litter System:

It is the most popular nesting system for small and medium-sized chicken farms. The chicks are placed in an enclosed area (cement fence or concrete wall), and sawdust or sawdust is spread on the ground as a substrate for the chicks.
This system enables poultry to handle large numbers of chickens more safely. However, like the free range method, they allow the disease to spread rapidly because it is difficult to identify sick birds.

Battery Cage:

This system is suitable for large poultry farms because poultry are at low risk although it can be very expensive. Chickens are housed in small metal cages that have feeding and water shelves. There are few hens in each cage and there are also separate hens for laying hens. Because of the separation of chickens, it is easy to identify chickens that produce or do not produce spoiled eggs.