Poultry Farming

Poultry farming is the raising of domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of producing meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. More than 50 billion chickens are raised annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs. Chickens raised for eggs are usually called layers while chickens raised for meat are often called broilers. Poultry are raised purposely for their meat and eggs, and thus, are classified as egg type and meat type depending on the purpose. Some are bred for dual purpose. They are an important source of edible animal protein.

Course Overview

Poultry farming is the raising of domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of producing meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. More than 50 billion chickens are raised annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs. Chickens raised for eggs are usually called layers while chickens raised for meat are often called broilers. Poultry are raised purposely for their meat and eggs, and thus, are classified as egg type and meat type depending on the purpose. Some are bred for dual purpose. They are an important source of edible animal protein.

Poultry meat accounts for 30% of global meat consumption. The worldwide average per capita consumption of poultry meat has nearly quadrupled since the 1960s. Poultry are raised purposely for their meat and eggs, and thus, are classified as egg type and meat type depending on the purpose.

What you’ll learn
  • How to successfully run a poultry enterprise.
  • How to compile a business plan with budgets, cashflows and housing plans.
  • Knowledge of proper feeding, housing and equipment for poultry.
  • Common poultry disease conditions, signs, causes and treatment measures.
  • Brooding and rearing of chicks.
Requirements
  • Basic proficiency in the English language, numeracy and computer literacy.
  • Candidates must have access to either a computer or smartphone with internet connectivity.
  • They must be equipped with quality webcam and headphones..
Duration & Fees
  • Regular – 4 Weeks – ₦100,000
  • Fast-Track – 3 Weeks – ₦150,000
Program Dates
  • December, 2023 – February, 2024
  • March – May, 2024
  • June – August, 2024
  • September – November, 2024

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