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How To Raise and Breed Native Chickens
Native chickens or the free-range chickens that some raisers also call “Galang” chicken are relatively easy to raise and breed under a large farm with enough of the requirements. What’ best with native chickens is that they have natural high resistance against pests and diseases to which they were found to be lesser prone according to research.
The requirements in raising native chickens are easy and almost quite easy to understand to be a must. First you have to have a place with secured fence at least half a hectare to let them stray and find food and shelter naturally and allow them to blend with the environment. There is a big need to have an open range to dwell advised by research to at least .5 hectare.
Places with equal distribution of natural rain is needed as well as vegetation with which the native chickens can take daily food from insects and worms. A naturally free flowing water would be best becuse it is a place where chickens clean themselves and play around when the weather is quite hot.
A small chicken house is also needed for breeding and shelter for chickens and this can be built from scraps like bamboo poles, nipa leaves, coco lumber logs and more. Make an improvised brooders house as well as individual nests where the hens can lay eggs.
Although medical care for native chickens isn’t much of a must, if you want to get bigger production results, you have to use medical management such as de-worming liquids, electrolyte and a regular weekly detergent bath would do best to keep them away from pests and parasites. This ensures a healthy chicken and more added weight for higher selling price at the end of the process of breeding. Larger eggs also depend on this process which means additional earnings with bigger eggs from healthy chickens.
According to some research studies, there are basically two types of investment you can start off with. Small scale enterprise will cost you at least Php 10,000.00 which will include 10 breeder pullets and 2 rosters. Medium scale can cost you at least Php 35,000.00 which will include at least 40 breeder pullets and 4 roosters. The estimate to this is based on a study that each breeder or roster costs Php 150.00 per head. Estimates however is all in with housing, medical costs, feeds, maintenance and everything.
Return on Investment Calculation
By calculations I found at the agripinoy website to which some of the information found here is taken from, the return on investment based on studies are the following.
- Eggs – As much as 96%
- Meat – As much as 181%
Now, even with the details I posted here, there is always room for improvement which we know takes place when experience sets in for breeders and raisers of native chickens like you. It will all depend on your own skills to adapt to your problems as well as through your actual experiences.