This article has the latest update on Chikun feed price list in Nigeria.
Animal farming has become the new gold. A lot of young Nigerians have realized the importance of investing in animal farming. As a result, a lot of these youth have ventured in poultry farming, grasscutter farming, snail farming and the likes. Poultry farming is one of the most ventured animal farming in Nigeria.
Our staff went to the market and collated the price list of animal feeds produced by Chikun. Chikun feeds are produced and marketed by Olam International Limited.
Feeds produced by Chikun
Chikun is a sought-after animal feed producer in Nigeria. They have the following animal feeds on the market.
Poultry feeds (pellet, layer mash, pre lay mash, grower mash, finisher mash, starter mash, super starter mash, etc).
Chicken poultry feeds are highly balanced in nutrition and normally given to birds before the transition to the Finisher Mash. Chikun Feed is made from best in class milling equipment, produced using high-quality ingredients as well as an excellent balance of essential amino acids.
Chikun Feed Price In Nigeria
Price in Naira
Starter Mash for Broilers (Chikun Feed) – 25kg Bag
Feeding forms an important part of poultry rearing. At every major stage of chicken growth there are different feed that a farmer is required to feed his or her fowls.
Just like humans, birds require different types of feed at different stages of growth to ensure they live healthily.
Feed that is to be given to day old chicks differs from that given to matured birds.
In this post, we are going to give you the type of poultry feeds in Nigeria and any other relevant information.
This information will be useful if you have just started a poultry farm in Nigeria or are planning to start a poultry farm in Ghana
Types of Poultry Feed
Poultry rearing is not only restricted to chicken. Other sectors of poultry farming included cockerels, guinea fowl, quails rearing and many more.
Types of feed for chicken
As the name suggests, broiler starter is the feed you give day old broiler chicks also known as meat chickens. Growing broilers actually consists of a two-stage feeding programme. Broiler starter is the first stage.
It is given to day old chicks till they are 4 weeks old. Broiler starter feeds are usually complete feeds and no complimentary feed is needed. In Nigeria, you can buy topfeed starter feed for broilers online from Afrimash.com or from any topfeed distributor in Nigeria.
Composition of broiler starter
Vitamins and more.
The next type of poultry feed in Nigeria is the broiler finisher. It is used in rearing broilers. It is the next feed given to broilers after four weeks of feeding with broiler starter. It is fed to chickens from the age of 30 days to the age of 38 days.
Components of broiler finisher
Brewr’s dried grain
We are done with poultry feed for broilers in Nigeria, let’s look at the feeds given to layers.
Grower feed is the type of feed given to laying chickens from when they are 8 weeks old until they are ready to start producing and laying eggs (usually between age 18 weeks and 22 weeks. You have to switch layers feed to grower feed once they are 8 weeks old heading to the time of laying.
This is given to layers when they have just started laying their first eggs. The feed is formulated to support the birds during egg production. It contains high amount of calcium for good egg shell formation.
In Nigeria, layer feeds can be bought from topfeed distributors or afrimash.com.
In this post I am going to give you a total cost of rearing a 100-layer bird poultry in Nigeria. Poultry farming happens to be one of the most lucrative farming businesses in the country. When everything is done well, you can reap a lot of benefits in a short while.
A lot of newbie farmers are always stuck between choosing either layers or broilers. they are all profitable.
In this post, the focus will be on layers. This is an actual budget based on a real poultry farm. If you have any questions kindly leave them in the comment section.
Layers are one of the most popular chicken breeds reared mainly for eggs.
Before we dive into the specifics, let’s compare the profitability of layers and broilers.
Difference Between Broilers & Layers
Requires more space
Require less space
Consumes more feed
Consumes less food
Provide faster return on investment
Return on investment takes more time
You can sell broilers at higher profit margins
Eggs sell at a relatively considerable profit margin
How much do you need start a 100 layer poultry farm?
The amount needed to start a 100 layer poultry farm is not constant. It varies all the time. This is due to the ever changing prices of poultry farming equipment, feed, and more.
Investment in poultry farm goes into the following areas
Now let’s have a look at the exact amount needed in the areas listed above.
In selecting a suitable production site or land for your poultry farm, the following factors should be greatly considered. The site should have these features:
Plenty of space
Availability of electricity
Good road connection
Availability of water
Close proximity to target market.
The prices of land/farm lands differ from one state to the other. Like other parts of the world, farm lands are cheaper than lands close to residential facilities. It is therefore always advisable to opt of farm lands in order to cut cost of rearing 100 layers in Nigeria.
As at the time of writing this article, the average cost of a half plot of land varies from …………………..
After securing a land, the next cost that comes is housing cost. The actual cost of housing depends on the system you want to rear your layers. Do you want to do battery cage or deep litter? Comparing the two systems is beyond the scope of this article.
However, battery cage systems cost more than deep litter systems. For cheaper option, choose deep litter system for your 100 layer farm.
Averagely you’ll spend an amount of …………………….. building a deep litter house for 100 layers.
Stocking (purchasing day old chicks)
Without the chicks there is no farm. You need a 100 day old chicks (layers) to stock your newly set up farm. As at May 2021, the price of a layer day old chick ranges between ………………… to ……………… The price difference is as a result of the quality, supplier and whether local or foreign.
Equipment (Feeders & Drinkers)
You need feeders and drinkers for you 100 layer farm. To further cut cost, you can prepare DIY feeders and drinkers to improvise whiles you save funds to purchase better ones in the near future. See the price of feeders and drinkers presented in the budget at the end of the article.
Electricity and Lightening
Lightening is an important component of poultry farming. Day old chicks needs heat and light to thrive. Providing adequate lightening for your farm guarantees its success. You can get infrared lights from online shops in Nigeria at affordable prices.
Feeding and Water
As it stands now, a bag of feed for layers costs between 4,000 Naira – 5,000 Naira.
Staffing and Staff Wages
Budget for 100 Layers Poultry Farming In Nigeria
Feeders for day old chicks
Drinkers for day old chicks
Ffp2 Nose Mask
Industrial waste bin
We can estimate that a total of 1,426,551 Naira is needed to start a 100 layer poultry farm in Nigeria.
Note: This amount is estimated. It may vary depending on several factors. Thank you.
There are a couple of certified top feed distributors in Nigeria. If you want to become a top feed distributor wherever you are in Nigeria (Ibadan, Lagos, Port Harcourt, etc.), you need to read this article to the end.
As a distributor you get Top Feed animal feeds at wholesale and discounted prices coupled with other promotional packages.
You then retail the feed to farmers and make substantial profit. Distributing livestock feeds, concentrates, additives and supplements can be very profitable.
You can specialize in poultry feed, pig feed, catfish feed, etc.
What you need to get started?
To become a top feed distributor, you need the following basic requirement.
Capital: you need a substantial amount of money to source animal feeds from Top Feed.
Marketing skills: good marketing skills ensures success in the business. Make sure you learn from existing business who are successful in the animal feed distributorship.
As a top feed supplier, you can have your own warehouse where farmers come to buy the feeds.
In Nigeria, Oke Aro in Lagos is renowned for pig farming settlements while Ilora in Oyo State has lots of poultry farms concentrated there. Getting a good discount on Livestock, Animal Care, Durante, Boar, Vital and Top feed price is one way to make it big in this business.
Steps to become a top feed distributor
Get the Required License if any.
Animal feed manufactures have different guiding principles in regards to distributorship. You need to contact the producers of top feed for their requirements and other relevant details.
After meeting the necessary general and capital requirement you would be given the greenlight to start retailing animal feeds.
Get a space (Warehouse)
You need to rent or build a structure (warehouse) where feeds will be stored. You should consider several factors when choosing a location.
Easy access to water
Easy access to target market
Easy access to electricity
Good road connection
You need “strong” men who will offload stocks from trucks whenever they arrive. You could pay these Labourers an amount between #10,000 – #30,000. This will depend on their scope of work.
Buy a truck
You should buy a mini-van or a truck for loading animal feed right from the manufacturers. This will save you the cost of renting truck from elsewhere in the long term.
Offer customers promotional deals
To ensure customer satisfaction you need to run seasonal promotional sales where most of the feeds will be discounted. Terms and conditions should apply.
Keeping records of farm owners (customers) is very crucial in feed distributorship business.
Market your company.
This can be done by building a company website, advertising on radio stations and word of mouth.
This is what we’ve got in regards to how to become a top feed distributor in Nigeria.
If you are planning to start a poultry farm in Nigeria, you need to know the price of day old chicks. This is going to help you draw an accurate and exhaustive budget. Poultry farming is a booming business that anyone can venture into with little or no knowledge.
In this post, we are going to give you the price of day old chicks in Nigeria at the moment and where to get them.
What is a day old chick?
A day old chick (DOC) is a newly hatched chick. Poultry farmers usually buy these chicks, feed them to yield a broiler chicken, a laying hen or a breeding. There are broiler and layer day old chicks.
Where to buy day old chicks
In Nigeria, you can purchase day-old-chicks from any of the hatcheries listed below:
Price of day old chicks in 2021
The price listed in the table above is just an estimate. It may be less or high at different hatcheries.
Things to note
Day old chicks can be local or foreign. Foreign day old chicks cost higher than the local ones.
What temperature should day old chicks be kept in?