The model of backyard chicken raising by many farmers brought about many results. Nowadays, raising chickens in the backyard is oriented towards an ecological model, giving you the feeling of living with gentle pets, or simply helping your children to have a chance to experience authentic life.
There are many notes for you to set up a small-scale chicken farm:
The cost of chicken feed is a problem that has not yet found a solution. Depends entirely on industrial food sources.
Risk control of disease during brooding to marketed chickens. You also must care about vaccines injection or antibiotics for chickens.
Weather, climate is also an important factor that should be considered in the backyard chicken farming process.
There are also many other factors such as drinking water sources for chickens, barn hygiene, …
There is a standard numbers of chicken in backyard chicken farming as follows: 1: 3. That is 1 square meter stocking 3 chickens is reasonable density. If the relative has large land, the ratio is 1: 2
On an area of 100 square meters, it is necessary to have 30 square meters of a sunshade and rain camp for chickens. The remaining 70 square meters is the playground.
So if you want to raise 500 chickens, you need an area of 200 meters is reasonable. In accordance with the rate that many people share
In that 200 square meter area, people use 60 square meters to make cages for chickens to sleep. The remaining 140 square meters are playgrounds for chickens.
You also need to balance the ratio of males and females. Because this helps create a chicken family, facilitates reproduction as well as increases variety of chickens for your farm.
Playground for backyard chickens
140 square meters of playground consists of: about 50 meters of sand and gravel. The remaining 90 square meters are grass fields or lemongrass
The caviar tree provides shade for both chickens and fruit all year round. Helping backyard chickens have more natural fruit.
Free-range chicken feed
The solution to reduce feed cost to 30-40% is high profit margin. So what add for chickens during the culture period about 3-4 months.
Insect raising is the optimal solution that brings many surprising results. Raising crickets, raising black soldier flies, raising earthworms.
Raising crickets as a complementary food to backyard chickens. It has been successfully applied by many people nationwide over the years.
Black soldier fly farming techniques
Black soldier fly farming exploits the eggs and hatches into larvae. Black fly larvae eat waste products about 10 days old and can be exploited for chicken food.
black fly larvae have been adopted by many chicken farms nationwide. Black soldier flies are easy to raise and quickly multiply. An endless source of food for backyard chickens.
Just an area of about 20-30 square meters can raise black soldier flies. Exploiting black soldier fly larvae for breeding.
Techniques of raising soil worms
Worm farming has been popular for a long time. All over the country, people all know worms.
The exploitation of soil worm meat as supplementary food for backyard chickens is nothing like. Fast-eating chickens grow and increase resistance.
Raising these 3 types above is considered to reduce 50-60% of feed costs from buying commercial feed.
Just an area of about 50 meters of earthworm raising is that people can have enough meat for poultry.
What are common diseases for free-range chicken farming?
In many years of experience in backyard chickens, diseases such as. Diarrhea, coccidiosis, flu, …
You should read more about how to protect the chickens about common diseases that help chicken in the garden avoid colds or flu.
Farm cleaning is essential and often. Sprinkle more probiotics to help with the odor of excrement.
Drinking water for chickens is very important that many people often ignore. Should use tap water for 1-2 days to get rid of chloramine will be better for chickens.
The insect farm has been applying this solution for 6 months and has brought efficiency and profit in breeding.
Now want to share with people nationwide to apply this solution to reduce food costs by 60%. Free-range chicken farming does not need vaccines, antibiotics …