I want to start a poultry business. Please give me your full advice.

Mauritius
October 23, 2008 7:18am CST
Hi friends I have a plan to start a poultry business. Who can be my target customers? Provide full information. Thanks
3 responses
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
23 Oct 08
You are looking at this from a marketing standpoint, but having grown up on a farm where we raised chickens both for eggs and for the meat, I've got to say that running a poultry business is not fun. I used to tell people I'd rather be a pig farmer than raise poultry. If I were considering going back into farming I'd grow Ashwagandha or Tulsi or even Arugula instead. My uncle, who was the flamboyantly successful farmer in the family said the key to his success was growing plants for crops instead of livestock. Of course some people have been highly successful in raising chickens etc for profit, but it is hard dirty work.
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• Mauritius
24 Oct 08
I know it is hard and dirty work but hardwork bears fruit. So, you are in poultry business too. Who are your customers?
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Not me! My parents did that; I just helped out until I got old enough to get away from there. Their customers were people in the rural area where we lived. In addition to the chickens, they ran a small dairy farm so they delivered the milk and eggs on a regular route, and sold the chickens by appointment. They bred show chickens and sold them too, to people called "chicken fanciers."
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• Mauritius
24 Oct 08
That's very good dear friend. Keep on going with the business. Best of luck.
@shav9292 (928)
• India
23 Oct 08
sorry excel but i don't even have a clue about the business.....i have visited a few poultry farms but i only came to know about the technical stuff. about the business i don't know.. but why do you want to start a poultry business??? doesn't it require like more time and money compared to other business?
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• Mauritius
23 Oct 08
I agree with you friend. It requires more time and money compared to other business but if a good bunch of loyal customers are targeted and confirmed, then sales will overtake other businesses with high turnover. It generates much more profit compared to other businesses.
@shav9292 (928)
• India
23 Oct 08
yeah man you are right....best of luck man...sorry i couldn't provide any help on it.
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• Mauritius
24 Oct 08
No need to be sorry friend. You have already contributed by responding to this discussion. Thanks brother.
@24Champ (465)
23 Oct 08
So what type of poultry are you raising? Chicken or turkey or ducks or geese? Either way, you could go into "broiler" (for meat) or "layer" (for eggs) production. Those who run a poultry farm usually are "contract growers", i.e., they have a prior agreement with a commercial buyer. Usually, the latter also provides the feed supply, etc. And you as a contract grower manages the day-old chicks to their maturity (up to seven weeks or about 2 months). You will of course need to provide a good housing and other materials. Also, take note that feeds represent about 70% of all the costs in a poultry operation. Waste management is also one of the concerns when raising poultry. I advise you to read books on poultry farming and visit nearby farms in your area to get practical ideas and tips from the experienced raisers. Good luck!
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• Mauritius
23 Oct 08
Thanks for the useful idea my friend.