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The main ingredient in poultry feed is maize and I’m considering growing it. How much do I need to plant on a per chicken basis? Anyone have any suggestions, experiences or ideas to share please? I'll also appreciate good feed formula for broilers and layers.

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  Getting Rid of Flies
Posted by: John@ - 12-26-2015, 09:41 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Fellow farmers, pls how do you get rid of flies in a poultry farm? Is it good to be spraying insecticides all the time or are there other means?

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  How many hours of daylight do a chicken need to lay lots of eggs?
Posted by: John@ - 12-26-2015, 09:38 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

I know that more light per day brings more eggs. But how many hours of light should we give?

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  Which temperature is suitable for layers
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:05 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

What is the best temperature for them? The temperature where they will lay more eggs.

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  Do rabbits get along with chickens?
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:04 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Good dey all, I’m considering free ranging rabbits and chickens together (and possibly ducks too). Will the rabbits kill the chickens?

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  Should Vaccination in Animals be A Must?
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:04 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Hi guys, if I can keep my animal pen neat, feed them well and give them clean water, why should I vaccinate?

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  Should I Start with Baby Animals?
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:03 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Which one is better in rabbit/goat/sheep farming. Starting with small animals or the big ones? Pls can someone tell me the adv and disadvs?

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  Chicken & Ducks
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 11:03 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Gud even FJer, With their different eating habits, can chickens and ducks be raised together? Not in a pen, but outside where there is a lot of space.

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  How to raise chickens from babies
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 10:59 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

I’m new to chickens and I want help in raising them. What are those things I am suppose to do?

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  Why Does Broilers Grow So Fast?
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 10:59 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (2)

Why do commercial meat chickens grow their table weight in just 7-10 weeks while backyard chickens takes much more longer to achieve that weight? Do they use some growth hormones or steroid for broilers? Between the two which one is more nutritious?

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  Mushroom to Chicken
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 10:59 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - No Replies

Have anyone ever consider this as an alternative to antibiotics?

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  How much Biogas for a Family of 5
Posted by: Charly - 12-25-2015, 10:58 PM - Forum: Renewable Energy - Replies (3)

This biogas something is very interesting. Like what size of biogas tank will be ok for a family of 5?

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  I Finally Found Duckweed!
Posted by: Henlus - 12-22-2015, 07:08 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (8)

I usually thought that you can only get duckweed from riverine areas but lo and behold, I found it growing in somebody's backyard! I have also seen at somebody's backyard in Lagos but that was when I did not know about it. Attached is the picture.
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  Plant Cassava without Making Ridges
Posted by: Henlus - 12-20-2015, 11:06 PM - Forum: Crops & Plantation Farming - Replies (1)

Quote:According to this research, it is possible to plant cassava without tilling the soil. This is called no-till farming and the main purpose is to minimize damage to the soil. Using hoe or tractors to till the soil destroys the soil structure and soil microbes.

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Cassava (Manihot esculenta crantz) is often cultivated on tilled plots, traditionally on mounds and ridges with the use of hand hoes or tractor driven implements. These two conditions alter the soil structural parameters and most times increase the vulnerability of soil to erosion or compaction as a result of frequent machine movement under the conventional tillage system. A review of the effects of tillage systems on soil bulk density, total porosity and penetration resistance was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of soil conservation for the optimum production of cassava in the tropics. Tillage treatments under review were: conventional tillage (CT), no-till (NT), minimum tillage (MT) and soil compaction (CP). Our review indicated that the bulk density (BD) in plots under CT was not significantly different (p < 0.05) from the value of BD in plots under minimum tillage (MT) within the 0–5 cm soil layer, but was highest in soils under compaction due to traffic passes of heavy duty equipment. Soils under no-till were characterized with lowest bulk density within the 0–5 cm layer, but gradually increased in BD within the 10–20 cm soil layer, which offers the soil some structural stability. However, the difference in bulk densities between plots under NT and CP treatments were highly significant at p < 0.05, with CP plots having the highest bulk density within the 0–30 cm soil layer. Total porosity was highest in soils under conventional tillage (CT) comparatively with other tillage systems. Organic matter accumulation in NT treatment resulted to higher total porosity compared with other systems except CT at the surface soil (0–5 cm) but with reduced porosity at the sub-surface soil. Total porosity was least in plots under traffic passes (compacted plots). Statistically, there were no significant differences in total porosity among plots under conventional tillage with mulch residues, conventional tillage without mulch residues and minimum tillage with mouldboard at the p < 0.05. However, plots under minimum tillage withoutmouldboard had lower total porosity. Penetration resistance was higher in NT plots when compared with plots under CT system, except from compacted plots (CP), which offered highest resistance to penetration. A long term experiment showed that cassava root yield was highest under NT with mulch residues, with or without fertilizer application. The reviewed work further confirmed that cassava can be grown successfully under no-till (NT) to give the optimum growth and yield required of the crop, while conserving the soil physical properties.
Source: Fao.org.

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  Any one running their car on water?
Posted by: Sendrix - 06-13-2015, 09:47 PM - Forum: Renewable Energy - Replies (3)

I’ve seen many websites that claim that internal combustion engines can be run on water/petrol (gas) mixtures. Is this really true? Has anyone actually done this?

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  12V or 24V for Home solar system?
Posted by: Sendrix - 06-13-2015, 09:43 PM - Forum: Renewable Energy - Replies (3)

Which of the two is better?

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  Distance Between Battery and Inverter
Posted by: Sendrix - 06-13-2015, 09:40 PM - Forum: Renewable Energy - Replies (1)

What is the maximum distance an inverter can be from the battery bank? Any farmer know this? We really need to solarize our farms.

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  Space Requirement for Layers
Posted by: Hilux - 06-13-2015, 09:35 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - No Replies

Great farmers, anyone know where I can get complete table listing layer's space requirement? I need the one that applies to hot climates.

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  What is the Difference Between Duckweed and Azolla?
Posted by: Hippo - 06-13-2015, 08:32 PM - Forum: Aquaculture - Replies (4)

What is the Difference Between Duckweed and Azolla?

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  Apple Cider Vinegar & Metal Drinkers
Posted by: Manger - 06-13-2015, 04:18 PM - Forum: Livestock Farming - Replies (3)

Apple cider vinegar is usually given to birds because it helps keep the gut healthy by its acidity and the probiotics it contains. If you make use of metal drinkers, don’t add ACV to the water to prevent poisoning your birds.
If this is the case and you have more ill hens in the morning, it may still be possible to save them with the relevant injections (usually vitamin K) if you can act quickly enough.

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