Nowadays, new entrants interesting in to different activities in Agriculture with their own ideas like our Rahul.
First of all full knowledge in poultry farming concept has to know to start any kind of poultry either broiler or layer, parents.
Poultry farming is more dangerous than Dairy farming in terms of production i.e feed cost and day old chicks delicate & short life which attracts so many deceases.
All small farmers must depend on factory made feed for their chiks as they cannot invest heavy amounts for own production of feed and hence feed has to purchase from factories and spend towards transportation of the same to farm cost is higher rates.
Own production of poultry feed
Only rich farmers who can invest at least 2 to 5 lakhs towards feed mill and infrastructure are able to have own feed production hence small investments in poultry is ruled out.
Ingredients i.e maize rates are around Rs.1800/- in open market now and concentrate is another main ingredient for which again farmer needs to depend on factories.
If at all a farmer can try with all skills to produce their own feed for poultry, they can reduce more or of Rs.2/- for one kg feed cost. It is my own experience for broilers in the recent past.
Health management of Chicks/Birds.
Since day old chicks birds are very delicate, management of their health is more crucial and critical as the broilers required 3 rounds of medication is must starting from 7 day old.
Medication cost per bird would be around 5 Rs.5 to 10 depending on their health status.
Labour cost for poultry production.
Monthly labour charges per person would be around 10000/- per month and it can be more or less in different location.
Onther method is to give contract for care taking of chicks. Rs.1/- to 1.50 will be labour cost for chick for 40 to 45 days fro broilers.
Total production cost fro growing one bird in 40 to 45 days.
ill be around 60 Rupees fro bird.
Present market rates per kg live bird @ farm.
Poultry prices are more dangerous as they can change withing hours in a day.
In the recent past during concluded Eid festival was about 60 to 70 in Kolar District of Karnataka.
Then fluctuated rates were from Rs.35 to 55.
Construction of shed for poultry.
A chick to bird requires about 1.2 sq. ft of space, construction of shed will be around Rs.200/- for sq. meter.
Cost of construction depends on the materials using for construction of shed. Only smart farmer can utilize his best knowledge to use local freely available construction materials like stone slabs, poles, tiles, coconut leafs ets to reduce construction cost.
Considering on above facts gaining profit will be luck and only poultry manure will be the benefit at some times.
Please note that above facts are my personal experiences as I left my home and I made my 24 hour my life time in poultry shed itself to manage teh above mentioned and other activities only for poultry.
Without your personal presence the production of poultry will be very dangerous please note.
Now I challenge any farmer who is the winner in the poultry farms can come up with their economics to inform more on poultry to the members of this forum (Internet Farmers, Please do not come with web sites economical information)