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How to Make a Small Chicken Coop

If you are looking to build a chicken coop yet do not know where to start, you come at the right place. Chicken coops also known as chicken runs and hen houses can be as simple or fancy as you wish. Building Chicken coops could be a very successful home based business for someone that

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How to Start a Goat Raising Business

Goats are very popular among Filipinos because they require low capital investment, fit the smallhold farm condition, and multiply fast. Culturally, goats are integral to every special occasion such as birthdays, baptisms, weddings, and fiestas. Hence, they command a higher price compared with other meats in the market. Goats require low maintenance because they eat

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San Miguel Foods Inc.’s Poultry Contract Breeding Business Opportunity

Joining the San Miguel Foods Inc.’s (Magnolia) roster of poultry contract breeders and growers is a good business opportunity for farm owners. The success story of Magnolia’s contract grower, Ofel Dator together with her husband Serafin Dator, owners of Ofel’s Poultry Farm, began breeding chicken in 2005 with just minimal capital on hand. Today, in

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Feed Source for Chickens

Feed for Chickens 1. Watermelon rind Researchers at UP Los Baños fed watermelon rind to chickens for 6 months. These were compared to chicken given ordinary commercial feed. They observed that commercial feeds can be replaced with watermelon rind up to 20%. Method: a. Boil the rind until cooked b Dry in the sun c.

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Darag Native Chicken Business Opportunity

Margarito R. Andrade a topnotch Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) of the Banga Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) in Aklan is into darag native chicken production. As a cooperator of PCARRD’s Science and Technology-based Farm (STBF) on darag or native chicken production, Andrade produces hardened 45-day-old darag chicks. Andrade, first runner-up in the 2008 search for

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Milking Profits from the Carabao

Milking Profits from the Carabao. Pasteurized carabao’s milk, choco milk, pastillas de leche, kesong puti, condensed milk, cheese spread, ice cream, or rennet

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How to Raise Free-Range Chickens

Free-Range system is best adapted to small-scale farmers who raise chickens for household and commercial consumption. This low-cost free-range system increases the commercial value of poultry products. Chicken Breeds Suitable for a Free-Range System. * Local chickens or crossbreds of Rhode Island x local chickens. * Chinese chickens such as Tam Hoang or Luong Phuong

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Probiotic-based Swine Raising Guide

Probiotics-based Swine Raising Guide. Peñalosa Farms is a model for integrated natural swine raising business practice that includes a no-bath system and low-cost housing with flooring made from natural compost ingredients

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Chicken Poultry Raising Guide

Chicken broiler and egg production are the most progressive animal enterprises in the Philippines today. The poultry industry in fact began as a backyard enterprise but has shifted to the formation of very large integrated contract farming operations. The growth of tile poultry industry in the Philippines has indeed been impressive but its problems including

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Quail Raising Tips

Lack of information, particular on feeding, inhibits investors from raising quail commercially. Here are some tips on doing it. Selecting stock. Start with 30-35 day old quail pullets. They must have tidy and neat feather with no streaks of white or black. This could be a sign of in-breeding. Choosing birds with uniform size. A

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