Day Old Chicks
This is an example poultry farming project report ‘day old chicks’ section…
What importance EXACTLY do ‘day of chicks’ have for your poultry farming project?
Firstly, each breed of layer bird has it’s own typical output of egg production once mature.
Choose your preferred breed of layer carefully.
Bearing in mind, feasibility of egg production under your prescribed operational (climatic) conditions.
BV 300 layer bird produces on average 287 eggs per year of peak egg production.
With an expected bird mortality rate of 5% per bird purchased i.e. in every 100 chicks bought, it is expected that up to 5 birds might die whilst being reared on the farm.
Bird mortality directly impacts on the bottom line profitability of your poultry farming project.
The more birds that die, the fewer eggs your farm produces.
Therefore bird mortality is preemptively addressed in the planning project by buying in excess of your planned batch size.
The exact number of additional birds would equal the number expected to die during handling, according to your bird mortality figure.
Therefore the actual batch size purchased would be 'batch size (2,000 birds)' + 'expected bird mortality (100)', if 5%.
The average cost per chick is then the multiplier against the 'batch size + bird mortality' figure. The product of that multiplication is the cost of buying a batch of chicks from the hatchery.
e.g. Rs.40 x 2,100 chicks = Rs.84,000
Want to find out how much buying batches of chicks would cost you per annum?
Simply multiply the cost per batch by the number of batches your rearing system dictates you buy per year.
e.g. with 1+1+5, on average 4 batches of chicks are bought per annum
...Rs.84,000 x 4 batches = Rs.336,000 per annum