If you are planning to start a poultry farm in Nigeria, you need to know the price of day old chicks. This is going to help you draw an accurate and exhaustive budget. Poultry farming is a booming business that anyone can venture into with little or no knowledge.

In this post, we are going to give you the price of day old chicks in Nigeria at the moment and where to get them.

What is a day old chick?

A day old chick (DOC) is a newly hatched chick. Poultry farmers usually buy these chicks, feed them to yield a broiler chicken, a laying hen or a breeding. There are broiler and layer day old chicks.

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Where to buy day old chicks

In Nigeria, you can purchase day-old-chicks from any of the hatcheries listed below:

  • Chi
  • Zartech
  • Supreme
  • Nastech
  • Kadom
  • Fidan
  • Sayed
  • Amo
  • OBJ Marshall
  • Agrited
  • NPG
  • Cascada
  • Vertex

 

Price of day old chicks in 2021

Bird Type Price/bird (Naira)
Layer 400
Broilers 450
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The price listed in the table above is just an estimate. It may be less or high at different hatcheries.

Things to note

Day old chicks can be local or foreign. Foreign day old chicks cost higher than the local ones.

 

What temperature should day old chicks be kept in?

Consult a poultry farming expert for advice.

Source: NigeriaInsider.com.ng

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