Golden Chik

....What delivering value is all about

‘Golden’ is the leading day old chick today especially for those farmers who know what fast growing and low mortality means to their business.
We are therefore excited to continue growing our brand in the region and to always surpass our farmer’s expectation. It is all about delivering value to our customers.

Our offer
Golden chik is produced to meet two basic requirements of a broiler farmer.

  • Fast Growth and
  • High livability


Fast Growth:

  • Under good management Golden chik should give an FCR of less than 2 by six weeks.
  • A good farmer should understand the targets body weight expected of the birds from day one to harvesting.
  • The body weights will assist in the determining the quality of the feeds used. A good feed will give standard body weights through out the rearing period of the broiler.
  • Remember you are not merely rearing chicken; you are in the business of providing quality broiler capons to you customers for a profit.
  • Your choice of feeds should therefore be determined by the quality and value of your final product.

Remember feeds quality contributes about 95% of the broiler performance (particularly for quality chicks).

High Liveability:

Golden Chik under proper management should give above 96% livability by end of six weeks.

Any bird lost during rearing due to diseases, weather or poor husbandry is a cost of production.

The higher the mortality the lower the profits from the flock . Therefore ensure that your birds are guarded against any elements that can cause bird mortality.

Stick to the vaccination program for the type of bird. Please do not take any risks by ignoring or skipping the vaccination program. It might be fatal to your operations.

Ensure strict hygiene is maintained in and around the poultry house.

Restrict entry to the poultry house by all particularly potential carriers of disease causing mechanism.

Use vitamins to boast their disease resistance and growth.

Some Golden Chik customers have achieved less than 1% mortality!

Brooding

A fine start is a fantastic finish

  • Brooding is the 1st most critical stage in broiler management.
  • Any underperformance at this stage will reflect on the flock for the entire duration.
  • The time between placement and slaughter is very short and therefore no mistakes should be allowed at this stage.
  • Follow the strict routine required at brooding and give your birds all the attention during this period.
  • The cost of poor brooding will include :

1) High mortality rates
2) Poor weight gain hence higher FCR, less margins.
3) Poor growth means delayed sales which affect cash flow.
4) Replacement cycle affected.

Brooding differentiate winners and losers in broiler business!

Fattening and Harvest
Winning the race

  • As a supplier of broiler capons consider the market requirements of your products.
  • Feed quality should be maintained throughout the rearing period so as not to affect the quality of the capons.
  • Supply sufficient pure clean water to the flock.
  • The lower the FCR the higher the returns
  • Improve profitability by translating FCR to feed cost per Kg live weight. The lower the feed cost per live weight the higher the profitability.
  • Uniformity is critical for better performance which translates to better profits.
  • Selection for slaughter should start immediately target weights are attained. Any extra feed consumed beyond this point is loss of profits.
  • Maintain high standards of hygiene for high quality capons.
  • As a business owner you must compare flock production against standards, areas statistics etc

Simply control feed cost to be ahead of the pack!

Target Live Weight

Quality feed should give the following live weights from week one to harvesting.

Age (Days) Feed (g) Live Weight (g) FCR
28 1939 1328 1.46
35 2944 1852 1.59
42 4105 2401 1.71
FCR (Feed Conversion Ratio) = Feed/Live Weight

Therefore by choosing Golden Chik you choose exceptional performance.

 
Vaccination Programme
Age (Days) Vaccine
10 New castle
17 Gumboro
21 New castle
 
     
College of Biological and Physical Sciences School of Biological Sciences