Chicken Farming on Demand

Chicken Farming Demand on the Rise in SA

As the world population grow, so is the poultry Chicken Farming Demand on the Rise in SA. Homesteading and backyard farming is trending right now and raising your own chickens for meat and eggs can save you a lot of money and guarantee you the freshest products as you are in control of your business.

You can sell your products to cover your feeding expensive or turn it into a small scale or larger business as your demand grow.

If you have more land available you can do pasture farming or free range farming that will save you even more money. If you are intending to start a small farming business, free range products reach higher prices as consumers are more likely to buy organic products.

Why is Poultry Farming Important?

Chicken farming represents 37% of the worlds meat production.
Eggs are a highly popular food and the average person eats 230 eggs per year. Eggs and poultry meat is essential to our diet because of high protein values, minerals and fats.

Chickens are farmed in all countries and usually a cheaper meat source than beef or sheep.

Chicken Farming Demand on the Rise in SA

Benefits of a Chicken Farming Business

  • Chickens supply meat and eggs
  • Less Capital Required to setup a Poultry Business
  • Does not require a lot of space
  • Chicken farming yield a high return in a short period of time
  • Low maintenance business
  • There is a huge global demand for poultry products
  • Marketing Chickens is easy
  • Poultry farming provides employment
  • Bank Loans are easy approved if the business plan is setup correctly

Who can farm with poultry?

Anyone with at least 3 x 3 meters to spare can farm with poultry. You can purchase day old chickens (broilers or layers) at your nearest hatchery. For layers you can stack your coops with layer baskets to increase the number of egg production. 3 x 3 meters is enough space to raise 150 broilers.

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Chicken Farming Demand on the Rise in SA

4 Replies to “Chicken Farming Demand on the Rise in SA”

  1. We started a chicken farming business, it is gojng slow and we know we must build a name firts, at the moment is not very profitable because we must feed longer than 6 weeks
    Do you have any advise what we can improve on
    Kind regards

    1. If you are growing your chickens longer than 6 weeks it means that they are big and eating away your profits away. Try selling to townships. A big chicken at around 2.6kg will easily sell for R80. But be assure, the next time you sell chickens and they are smaller your customers will complain. If you do not have a lot of chickens you can consider to slaughter them, freeze them and sell them out of hand to reassure your investment. Get a standard size chicken for the township market and determine your price on that. You will easily build up a client base and start a WhatsApp group to add people that buy your stock. Once your cycle is ready to sell, send a broadcast message on you WhatsApp group and you will be surprised how many pre-orders you get. You can read this article on how to sell your chickens fast.

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