Before you start buying chickens for your chicken farming project, you need to first ascertain whether you really have the abilities and skills to start and run a chicken farm. Being a farmer is not a walk in the park and you will have to be committed once you’ve started. What are you gonna do with all the chickens otherwise?
Among the more important things to note is that you will have to work very long hours and will unlikely be able to call in sick when you’re feeling ill. Your chickens still have to eat and exercise even if you don’t feel well! Chicken farming is a physical job where you will be required to feed, shovel, clean and care for your chicks.
You should also keep in mind that although chicken farming can be a lucrative business, the earnings may be seasonal and dependent on the weather and your chicken’s health. If you are in the egg production business, your profit is mostly tied to how well your hens lay their eggs.
Having a disaster plan in place is also important. In the event of a bad season where you do not make any profits from your chicken farm, you should have a back up plan to ensure you can sustain yourself and your farm.