Is chicken rearing profitable in Uganda?
Poultry farming is one of the most lucrative businesses in Uganda and the world at large. The increasing demand for chicken (call it chicken meat) and eggs resulting from the growing population and townships across the country provides an opportunity for new and existing farmers to cash in on this enterprise.
How much do chickens cost in Uganda?
Currently, a one-day-old chick is goes for between Shs1,500 and Shs1,700 compared to Shs1,200 and Shs1,300 for broilers. Layers [chicks] are selling at between Shs2,500 and 2,700 up from Shs2,200 and Shs2,300.
How do I get into poultry farming?
- Learn poultry farming from the nearest poultry farm.
- Decide the chicken products to focus on.
- Select a good poultry farm location.
- Set up a poultry cage for the birds.
- Purchase some poultry farming equipment.
- Buy starter chicks from a trusted supplier.
- Employ reliable workers for the poultry farm.
- Feed the chicks properly.
How much is an egg in Uganda?
Farmers and traders that spoke to The Independent said a tray of eggs now goes for between USD$1.64 to $2.05 compared with between $2.73 to $3.27 in October last year.
How much is a kg of chicken in Uganda?
Uganda’s import price for chicken meat in 2019 was US$0.74 per kilo.
How much does it cost to build poultry houses?
Average Poultry House Costs
Is poultry farming a profitable business?
Is poultry farming a profitable business? Yes, but more than broiler poultry farming, poultry farming business in a safe way is more profitable. A healthy animal/bird can give you more income as there is high demand for eggs and chicken especially.
Is there a poultry farming guide in Uganda?
The Africa Uganda Poultry Farming Guide focuses on providing information, tips and advice to help you start and operate a profitable chicken raring business in Uganda. The free information in this guide would not be available without the generous support from Our Dedicated Network of Poultry Farmers.
What’s the average price of chicken in Uganda?
This is why irrespective of other factors, chicken prices have risen from an average sh7,000 two years ago, to around sh10,000 for hybrids and sh15,000 to sh25,000 for local chicken. This Africa Uganda Poultry Farming Guide is Sponsored by Our Dedicated Network of Poultry Farmers
What do you call chickens raised for eggs in Uganda?
Chickens raised for eggs are usually called laying hens/layers whilst chickens raised for meat are often called broilers. The Africa Uganda Poultry Farming Guide focuses on providing information, tips and advice to help you start and operate a profitable chicken raring business in Uganda.
Where is the best place to keep chicken in Uganda?
Most of the hybrids are kept in closed shelters. Local chicken are mainly kept on a free-range system, where they look for food for themselves. Although local chicken are commonly referred to as enkoko enganda (Buganda chicken), Buganda is not the leading chicken-keeping region in the country.