Hybrid chicken start laying eggs on the age from 4 ½ months to 5 months, which is 20 weeks. They keep on laying eggs until they are 2 years old. One hen can produce an average from 150 to 200 eggs per year: that is from 12 to 16 eggs per month. An egg could be sold at an average price of tshs 300. So one chicken monthly generates from tshs 3,600 to tshs 4,800 of profit. The monthly costs of maintenance of one chicken is 2000. Thereby after all costs, the net monthly profit for a single egg laying hen is between tshs 1,600 and tshs 2,800. At a certain time Bony had 300 egg laying hens, consequently he is able to make an average profit of tshs 600,000. Meat
Bony supplies live chicken. On the market, a matured hen past egg production lifespan is sold around tshs 12,000-18,000 depending on weight or seasonal demands. Roosters could be sold for a price from tshs 9,000 to tshs25,000 depending on age, weight and seasonality as well.
Currently Bony supplies his eggs and chicken to shops, markets and wholesale buyers who visit his farm. Do you have a question or comment on poultry farming techniques and making profit? Write us below