• Problems & Prospects of poultry production
• Management Systems: Broilers, Layers and Cockerels
• Management of Ducks & Turkeys
• Hatchery Enterprises
– Management of hatching eggs
– Factors affecting hatchery enterprises
• Diseases and Control
• Marketing and Record Keeping
Problems & Prospects of poultry production
Scarcity & high cost of day-old chicks, poults, etc.
Poor quality of birds available for meat & egg prdn.
Availability & high cost of poor quality feeds.
Poor poultry health care services.
Unsuitable poultry houses & poor maintenance of houses.
Inadequacy of credits to poultry farmers.
Inadequate managerial & technical know-how.
Poor marketing, distribn & pricing of poultry prdts.
Prospects: Areas of Poultry Prdn
Poultry Meat Prdn: Broiler prdn for meat mart & fast food joints
Poultry egg Prdn: Layers prdn for retail egg sellers, etc.
Breeding & hatching of chicks, poults, keets, etc.
Poultry equipmt manufacturing e.g FACCO®
Processing & marketing of poultry prdts.
Prdn of drugs & vaccines.
Poultry Prdn is of importance in Food prdn, research, industry, income generatn & as a hobby.
• Commercial Production System
– Intensive mgt. E.g. Battery cage and deep litter
• Traditional System