- Parent Category: Poultry Farming South Africa
- Published on 26 July 2011
The poultry forum for small chicken farmers in South Africa. Discuss Chicken farming, chicken houses and methods of egg farming and broiler farming. Find Poultry equipment suppliers. Also find out about poultry diseases and how to treat them - get advice from people who are actually chicken farming in South Africa. Disease is the one thing that all farmers have to deal with and the tips and suggestions on how to deal with it, and treat it, are very insightful. Look at plans for farm layouts and see how a curtain system operates. Talk about chain feeding systems versus pan feeding systems and the problems associated with bot kinds of automatic feeding systems. See what other people say about poultry suppliers - those who help and those who just want your money. Discuss the pro and cons of Nipple drinker brands - which is better - Val nipples or Impex nipples? - Or maybe you do not even know what nipple drinkers are? What is the best breed of chicken for layers, or which breeds of poultry do best in South Africa - do you even know how many different breeds of chickens there are? Do you know that certain breeds thrive better than others in cold areas - and that some are better for free range farming and organic poultry farming? - Do you know what the regulations are when it comes to these different types of farming? Who are you going to sell your crop to - how much can you expect to get for your end of lay hens - and who can you sell them too? Plenty of questions about chicken farming - do you have the answers - we would like to hear from you. Many of our subscribers are emerging farmers and need all the advice they can get.
Setting up a small poultry farm can seem intimidating - but it is not that hard. With a little research you can easily find information on poultry farming. Finding other poultry farmers - especially small chicken farmers is not quite so easy - and these are the people who are most likely going to give you good advice about chicken houses and poultry farming methods in South Africa. Buying poultry equipment can also seem a big job, but on this poultry forum website you will be able to find out from other chicken farmers about the best chicken equipment and the best prices on poultry equipment. Find poultry suppliers who are willing to take the time to explain how tube feeders work, and how to hang your bell drinkers. A good poultry equipment supplier will also be able to advise on matters such as free range farming and intensive layer cage farming. What chicken house, or layer is best and how to go about getting a poultry house built on your farm or plot. Does your house need insulation - and what is the best kind? What is a brooding curtain and who makes them?
Poultry forum and chicken forum for small chicken farmers and emerging chicken farmers. Find out about loans for chicken farming and chicken houses. Talk about chicken coops and plans for building chicken coops. Discuss chickens with other emerging farmers about government loans for chicken farming. Talk to other chicken farmers and poultry farmers about the best poultry equipment for layers and broilers. Find who can build poultry houses, broiler houses and layer houses for egg production. Go To Poultry Forum Subjects covered also include slaughter equipment for processing chicken meat, and there is even a section where you can tell us about your favorite recipe using chicken or eggs. Many of the subscribers are new to the game, or have not even started and are asking questions that all newbies need answers to. With over 250 active members, there are a lot of experts out there willing to answer your questions about farming with chickens in Africa. Membership is free - the site is a project which is designed to promote the industry in South Africa.