Poultry House Plans for 1000 chickens in Kenya

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Hey there farmer,if you plan to raise 1000 birds then you should read this.Housing is very important factor for poultry farming and how to build a poultry house is a common question for the producers. Basically the poultry housing is the main process of keeping your birds healthy, fast growing and producing the maximum. You have to make proper poultry housing plans, before starting poultry farming business or making a poultry house. Choose a suitable place for building chicken coop. There are many ways of making poultry house. So, you have to chose the method on how you will build a poultry house. You have to make a proper and affordable poultry housing design first to become successful in chicken farming. HOUSE CONSTRUCTION Roof design and construction in the tropics must ensure total interception of solar radiation to prevent direct heat transference onto birds in the poultry house. Shade is crucial and can halve the heat load on hens. Before making houses for poultry birds, keep in mind that every chicken needs 40 to 50 squire centimeters place. Suppose you have decided to make a poultry house for 1000 chickens then the area of the poultry house would be between 40000 to 50000 squire centimeters. Insulation of galvanized iron roofs is essential because it reduces transference of long-wave radiation down onto the birds. Grass or other dried thatch may seem a cheap choice but care must be exercised because it may harbor vermin, including rodents and wild birds, as well as avian parasites such as smites and ticks. The color and nature of a roof surface will have considerable impact on the amount of solar radiation absorbed with white and smooth, shiny surfaces staying cooler than dark colored and rough surfaces. Painting the roof white is a good idea not only because of the color but also as an anti-corrosion measure to stop development of a rough surface coating of rust. Regular movement of air within the house takes away heat, water vapor and pollutant chemicals, including ammonia from the faeces. If the birds are in battery cages, continual air flow is crucial to stop those in cages that are situated higher from getting too hot. This is not advisable for poultry units housing large numbers of birds as there will be insufficient air flow to prevent accumulation of ammonia. WATER SUPPLY Watering system is automated to reduce labor and improve sanitation. Drug administration can also be made through the tank. CAGING THE BIRDS Placing the birds in the cages automates the rearing process. The cage can fabricated in the farm using the normal wire mesh. The wire mesh can be painted to increase durability..

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