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INTEGRATED FARMING

Poultry-Fish CulturePoultry raising for meat (broilers) or eggs (layers) can be integrated with fish culture to reduce costs on fertilizers and feeds in fish culture and maximize benefits. Poultry can be raised over or adjacent to the ponds and the poultry excreta recycled to fertilize the fishponds. Poultry housing, when constructed above the water level using bamboo poles would fertilize…

USING ALOE VERA TO TREAT COCCIDIOSIS DISEASE IN POULTRY

Poultry farming has rapidly grown in the country and across the world, with thousands of people keeping birds for commercial purposes.However, as the venture grows, consumer tastes are changing, with many now going for indigenous chicken reared on free-range. The birds kept under free-range are mainly fed on natural vegetation, grains (mixture of sorghum, sunflower seeds, crushed maize and millet),…

How to stop your chicks from dying !! By Thomas lukungu – Tanzania

Every farmer desires 100 per cent survival of chicks once he or she has bought and put them in a brooding house. Losses will, however, almost always occur especially during the first two weeks of life.A mortality of 1-5 per cent may be considered normal, but anything above 5 per cent is abnormal and requires immediate intervention to stop further…