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Discover how to run a successful poultry farm from anywhere in the world with Petros Farms. Learn about essential systems, building a dream team, and managing your farm remotely for high-quality, antibiotic-free eggs

Let Systems Run Your Poultry Farm Business

Ever wondered if you could manage a successful poultry farm from anywhere in the world? Imagine the freedom! It might sound impossible, but at Petros Farms, we've cracked the code for efficient poultry farm management.

Effective Poultry Farm Systems Are Key

Our poultry farm runs on robust systems:

System 1: Poultry Protocols - We have 27 protocols ensuring every task, from water testing to vitamin supplementation, is handled efficiently.

System 2: Poultry Farm Calendar - A detailed calendar keeps everyone on track with poultry vaccinations, serology testing, and more.

System 3: Poultry Documentation System - Our paperless system meticulously tracks every detail, ensuring high-quality, antibiotic-free eggs.

Building the Dream Poultry Farm Team
Systems need the right people. Here’s how we do it:

Hands-on Poultry Hiring: We don't rely on agencies. By interviewing over 100 applicants, we ensure our team aligns with our vision.

Attitude Over Skills in Poultry Farming: We prioritize a positive mindset and cultural fit over expertise.
Embrace Diversity in Poultry Farming: Twenty percent of our staff are women, and our diverse team speaks over six languages.

Empower Your Poultry Farm Team: Let your staff gravitate towards their interests, enhancing their roles.

Success in Poultry Farming from Anywhere
Follow these steps and partner with experts like Petros Farms, and you can manage a thriving poultry farm remotely. Learn more about our journey and the secrets to our poultry farming success in this video!

Part 1: https://youtu.be/K3ub22S3Iiw

https://petrosfarms.com/ 
#poultryfarming #poultrybusiness #isabrown #batterycage  #poultrybusiness  #poultryfarmconstruction #teampetrosfarms

Discover how to run a successful poultry farm from anywhere in the world with Petros Farms. Learn about essential systems, building a dream team, and managing your farm remotely for high-quality, antibiotic-free eggs

Let Systems Run Your Poultry Farm Business

Ever wondered if you could manage a successful poultry farm from anywhere in the world? Imagine the freedom! It might sound impossible, but at Petros Farms, we've cracked the code for efficient poultry farm management.

Effective Poultry Farm Systems Are Key

Our poultry farm runs on robust systems:

System 1: Poultry Protocols - We have 27 protocols ensuring every task, from water testing to vitamin supplementation, is handled efficiently.

System 2: Poultry Farm Calendar - A detailed calendar keeps everyone on track with poultry vaccinations, serology testing, and more.

System 3: Poultry Documentation System - Our paperless system meticulously tracks every detail, ensuring high-quality, antibiotic-free eggs.

Building the Dream Poultry Farm Team
Systems need the right people. Here’s how we do it:

Hands-on Poultry Hiring: We don't rely on agencies. By interviewing over 100 applicants, we ensure our team aligns with our vision.

Attitude Over Skills in Poultry Farming: We prioritize a positive mindset and cultural fit over expertise.
Embrace Diversity in Poultry Farming: Twenty percent of our staff are women, and our diverse team speaks over six languages.

Empower Your Poultry Farm Team: Let your staff gravitate towards their interests, enhancing their roles.

Success in Poultry Farming from Anywhere
Follow these steps and partner with experts like Petros Farms, and you can manage a thriving poultry farm remotely. Learn more about our journey and the secrets to our poultry farming success in this video!

Part 1: https://youtu.be/K3ub22S3Iiw

https://petrosfarms.com/
#poultryfarming #poultrybusiness #isabrown #batterycage #poultrybusiness #poultryfarmconstruction #teampetrosfarms

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(Part 2) From Chaos to Eggs: How Our Systems Saved A Poultry Farm #poultryfarming #poultrybusiness

Petros Farms June 12, 2024 10:59 am

Facing collapse in your poultry farm? Discover 5 essential rules for successful poultry farming in Africa, especially for those managing remotely. Avoid common pitfalls and ensure your business thrives with these expert tips. 

Is your poultry farm bleeding money every month, inching closer to collapse due to mismanagement? Are you struggling to oversee your operations from abroad? If you're in the diaspora and contemplating starting a poultry business in Africa, why risk it without consulting someone who's already done it seamlessly? Take action like the owner of GreenValley Poultry Farm before it's too late.

GreenValley Poultry Farm began operation 2 years ago, boasting a capacity of 12,000 layers and 50,000 catfish. Despite hard work and sleepless nights, the owner faced dwindling productivity and shattered dreams. Fortunately, Petros Farms stepped in to uncover the root causes of GreenValley’s decline.

Join us as we tour GreenValley Poultry Farm and explore the 5 Rules to Follow When Starting Poultry Farming in Africa, especially while living abroad.

Rule 1: Learn Poultry Farming
Do not rush to operate without proper understanding. I spent 2 years studying layer management. Mismanagement led to irregular feeding patterns and substandard housing. Learn the basics to avoid costly mistakes.

Rule 2: Choose a Specific Poultry Sector
Poultry farming includes meat production, egg production, feed production, and hatcheries. Focus on one sector initially to ensure sustainability, especially when managing remotely. Poultry layer farming offers predictable sales and manageable complexity.

Rule 3: Know How to Feed Your Chickens
70% of your expenditure will be on feed. Buy quality feed from trusted companies and master proper feeding techniques. GreenValley faced egg production issues due to poor feeding practices. Avoid producing your own feed in the first year.

Rule 4 and Rule 5 to be discussed in Part 2

https://petrosfarms.com/ 
#poultryfarming #poultrybusiness #isabrown #batterycage  #poultrybusiness  #poultryfarmconstruction #teampetrosfarms

Facing collapse in your poultry farm? Discover 5 essential rules for successful poultry farming in Africa, especially for those managing remotely. Avoid common pitfalls and ensure your business thrives with these expert tips.

Is your poultry farm bleeding money every month, inching closer to collapse due to mismanagement? Are you struggling to oversee your operations from abroad? If you're in the diaspora and contemplating starting a poultry business in Africa, why risk it without consulting someone who's already done it seamlessly? Take action like the owner of GreenValley Poultry Farm before it's too late.

GreenValley Poultry Farm began operation 2 years ago, boasting a capacity of 12,000 layers and 50,000 catfish. Despite hard work and sleepless nights, the owner faced dwindling productivity and shattered dreams. Fortunately, Petros Farms stepped in to uncover the root causes of GreenValley’s decline.

Join us as we tour GreenValley Poultry Farm and explore the 5 Rules to Follow When Starting Poultry Farming in Africa, especially while living abroad.

Rule 1: Learn Poultry Farming
Do not rush to operate without proper understanding. I spent 2 years studying layer management. Mismanagement led to irregular feeding patterns and substandard housing. Learn the basics to avoid costly mistakes.

Rule 2: Choose a Specific Poultry Sector
Poultry farming includes meat production, egg production, feed production, and hatcheries. Focus on one sector initially to ensure sustainability, especially when managing remotely. Poultry layer farming offers predictable sales and manageable complexity.

Rule 3: Know How to Feed Your Chickens
70% of your expenditure will be on feed. Buy quality feed from trusted companies and master proper feeding techniques. GreenValley faced egg production issues due to poor feeding practices. Avoid producing your own feed in the first year.

Rule 4 and Rule 5 to be discussed in Part 2

https://petrosfarms.com/
#poultryfarming #poultrybusiness #isabrown #batterycage #poultrybusiness #poultryfarmconstruction #teampetrosfarms

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(Part 1) Facing Collapse: A Poultry Farm's Urgent Call for Help #poultryfarming #poultrybusiness

Petros Farms May 23, 2024 11:37 am

Get ready to revolutionize your poultry farm with our comprehensive guide on "No Flies! No Odor! The Best Poultry Litter Management." Say goodbye to pesky flies and unpleasant odors as we delve into the most effective strategies for managing poultry litter.

Did you know that excess moisture in manure is the primary culprit behind most fly control problems in commercial layer operations? Our expert insights reveal the optimal moisture levels for fly egg-laying and larval development, highlighting the importance of managing manure to keep moisture levels below 30%.

Join us as we explore the daily tasks essential for maintaining a fly-free environment, including regular screening for wet spots in the manure pit and the removal and disposal of manure twice a week. Discover how simple practices like frequent aeration and the addition of a carbon source such as charcoal or wood shavings can inhibit fly reproduction and eliminate odors.

Our research-backed approach emphasizes the significance of good hygiene practices for farm workers to mitigate health risks associated with manure management. From effective carbon-to-manure ratios to the proper use of protective gear, we leave no stone unturned in ensuring your poultry farm operates at its cleanest and most efficient.

Transform your poultry farm today with "No Flies! No Odor! The Best Poultry Litter Management." It's time to elevate your farm hygiene and biosecurity standards to new heights!

https://petrosfarms.com/
https://petrosfarms.com/2024/04/no-flies-no-odor-the-best-poultry-litter-management/
 #poultryfarming #isabrown #batterycage  #poultrybusiness  #poultryfarmconstruction #teampetrosfarms

Get ready to revolutionize your poultry farm with our comprehensive guide on "No Flies! No Odor! The Best Poultry Litter Management." Say goodbye to pesky flies and unpleasant odors as we delve into the most effective strategies for managing poultry litter.

Did you know that excess moisture in manure is the primary culprit behind most fly control problems in commercial layer operations? Our expert insights reveal the optimal moisture levels for fly egg-laying and larval development, highlighting the importance of managing manure to keep moisture levels below 30%.

Join us as we explore the daily tasks essential for maintaining a fly-free environment, including regular screening for wet spots in the manure pit and the removal and disposal of manure twice a week. Discover how simple practices like frequent aeration and the addition of a carbon source such as charcoal or wood shavings can inhibit fly reproduction and eliminate odors.

Our research-backed approach emphasizes the significance of good hygiene practices for farm workers to mitigate health risks associated with manure management. From effective carbon-to-manure ratios to the proper use of protective gear, we leave no stone unturned in ensuring your poultry farm operates at its cleanest and most efficient.

Transform your poultry farm today with "No Flies! No Odor! The Best Poultry Litter Management." It's time to elevate your farm hygiene and biosecurity standards to new heights!

https://petrosfarms.com/
https://petrosfarms.com/2024/04/no-flies-no-odor-the-best-poultry-litter-management/
#poultryfarming #isabrown #batterycage #poultrybusiness #poultryfarmconstruction #teampetrosfarms

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No Flies! No Odor! The Best Poultry Litter Management #poultryfarming #isabrown

Petros Farms April 18, 2024 11:33 am

Are you disposing of your commercial layers (Old Hens) too soon? Join us at Petros Farms as we explore the optimal timing for selling your Hens as spent layers. Witness the remarkable journey of our 8,000 ISA Brown hens, defying the odds with an astonishing egg production rate above 70% even at 100 weeks of age. Discover why disposing old hens at 75 weeks may drastically limit profitability and learn about the factors influencing depopulation decisions. In this video, we delve into the critical considerations, including egg production decline, age, health status, and economic viability, to help you make informed decisions for your poultry farm. Don't miss out on maximizing profitability and ensuring the welfare of your flock. Watch now and learn from our experience at Petros Farms.

As the sun rose on March 8, mixed emotions swept through the farm. Whispers of sadness filled the air - 'Why are we getting rid of them?' - alongside occasional expressions of gratitude - 'It is time to say goodbye.' For on this day, Pen House 1 reached a remarkable milestone - surpassing 100 weeks of age. It marked the end of an era as we bid farewell to our pioneer chickens  in Pen house 1 at 101 weeks of age.

What truly set Pen House 1 apart was not just its longevity, but its shocking production rate. Against all odds, these pioneer chickens – our first venture into poultry farming - had defied expectations and maintained production above 70%. Despite the passage of time, these extraordinary hens continued to shine, maintaining an egg production rate above 70% - a testament to their resilience and the unwavering care they received at Petros Farms. Their production rate surpassed industry standards, setting a shining example for poultry farms far and wide. Managing your flock to maintain profitable egg production up to 100 weeks is now the benchmark.

In our own case, here are the 4 reasons why we disposed our hens:

1. They were 100 weeks old, having laid 500 eggs each. 
2. Mortality increases with age, making it impractical to keep them longer.
3. Our breakeven egg production rate was 68%. While they were still profitable at 70%, the 2% buffer was too small to continue keeping them.
4. The upcoming Easter holiday presented a perfect opportunity to capitalize on the demand.

However, disposing of layers at 75 weeks may result in a significant economic loss, especially considering the potential additional revenue that could be generated by allowing the hens to continue laying eggs up to 100 weeks. To further illustrate this point, let's use our Pen 1 as an example and compare the egg production between 75 weeks and 100 weeks.

For simplicity let’s assume:
1.  these chickens laid eggs every 24 hours; and 
2. they started laying at 18 weeks of age: 

To find out how many eggs 8,000 chickens would have laid by 75 weeks and 100 weeks, we'll use the number of eggs laid per week per chicken and then multiply it by the total number of chickens.

Given: Each chicken lays 7 eggs per week
Number of chickens: 8,000
Eggs laid by 75 weeks: 
Number of weeks: 75 - 18 = 57 weeks
Total eggs laid by 75 weeks = (57 weeks) × (7 eggs/week) × (8,000 chickens) = 3,024,000 eggs Or 378 eggs per chicken 

Eggs laid by 100 weeks:
Number of weeks: 100 - 18 = 82 weeks
Total eggs laid by 100 weeks = (82 weeks) × (7 eggs/week) × (8,000 chickens) = 4,928,000 eggs or More than 600 eggs per Chicken

Therefore, by 75 weeks, the 8,000 chickens would have laid approximately 3,024,000 eggs, and by 100 weeks, they would have laid approximately 4,928,000 eggs.

In the scenario we calculated, the difference in the number of eggs laid between 75 weeks and 100 weeks is substantial, with approximately 1,904,000 more eggs produced by keeping the hens for an additional 25 weeks.

This represents a substantial loss in potential revenue from egg sales. Therefore, careful consideration of factors such as egg production rate, bird health, and economic viability is essential when deciding the optimal time to dispose of commercial layers."
As the sun began to set on this chapter of their journey, a bittersweet moment loomed on the horizon. Throughout their storied tenure, these noble hens had left an indelible mark on our farm, laying more than 3.5 million eggs in their wake. It was time to bid farewell to these beloved pioneers, as they embarked on their final voyage - a journey into the hands of buyers who would now convert them into chickens for consumption.

Though their time with us had come to an end, their legacy would live on, a testament to our structures, our protocols, and our exceptional managerial team.

So, if you ever want to build your poultry layer farms the Petros farms way, manage your flock using Petros Farms protocols, or have us manage your farm – we are just a phone call or email away.


https://petrosfarms.com #poultryfarm

Are you disposing of your commercial layers (Old Hens) too soon? Join us at Petros Farms as we explore the optimal timing for selling your Hens as spent layers. Witness the remarkable journey of our 8,000 ISA Brown hens, defying the odds with an astonishing egg production rate above 70% even at 100 weeks of age. Discover why disposing old hens at 75 weeks may drastically limit profitability and learn about the factors influencing depopulation decisions. In this video, we delve into the critical considerations, including egg production decline, age, health status, and economic viability, to help you make informed decisions for your poultry farm. Don't miss out on maximizing profitability and ensuring the welfare of your flock. Watch now and learn from our experience at Petros Farms.

As the sun rose on March 8, mixed emotions swept through the farm. Whispers of sadness filled the air - 'Why are we getting rid of them?' - alongside occasional expressions of gratitude - 'It is time to say goodbye.' For on this day, Pen House 1 reached a remarkable milestone - surpassing 100 weeks of age. It marked the end of an era as we bid farewell to our pioneer chickens in Pen house 1 at 101 weeks of age.

What truly set Pen House 1 apart was not just its longevity, but its shocking production rate. Against all odds, these pioneer chickens – our first venture into poultry farming - had defied expectations and maintained production above 70%. Despite the passage of time, these extraordinary hens continued to shine, maintaining an egg production rate above 70% - a testament to their resilience and the unwavering care they received at Petros Farms. Their production rate surpassed industry standards, setting a shining example for poultry farms far and wide. Managing your flock to maintain profitable egg production up to 100 weeks is now the benchmark.

In our own case, here are the 4 reasons why we disposed our hens:

1. They were 100 weeks old, having laid 500 eggs each.
2. Mortality increases with age, making it impractical to keep them longer.
3. Our breakeven egg production rate was 68%. While they were still profitable at 70%, the 2% buffer was too small to continue keeping them.
4. The upcoming Easter holiday presented a perfect opportunity to capitalize on the demand.

However, disposing of layers at 75 weeks may result in a significant economic loss, especially considering the potential additional revenue that could be generated by allowing the hens to continue laying eggs up to 100 weeks. To further illustrate this point, let's use our Pen 1 as an example and compare the egg production between 75 weeks and 100 weeks.

For simplicity let’s assume:
1. these chickens laid eggs every 24 hours; and
2. they started laying at 18 weeks of age:

To find out how many eggs 8,000 chickens would have laid by 75 weeks and 100 weeks, we'll use the number of eggs laid per week per chicken and then multiply it by the total number of chickens.

Given: Each chicken lays 7 eggs per week
Number of chickens: 8,000
Eggs laid by 75 weeks:
Number of weeks: 75 - 18 = 57 weeks
Total eggs laid by 75 weeks = (57 weeks) × (7 eggs/week) × (8,000 chickens) = 3,024,000 eggs Or 378 eggs per chicken

Eggs laid by 100 weeks:
Number of weeks: 100 - 18 = 82 weeks
Total eggs laid by 100 weeks = (82 weeks) × (7 eggs/week) × (8,000 chickens) = 4,928,000 eggs or More than 600 eggs per Chicken

Therefore, by 75 weeks, the 8,000 chickens would have laid approximately 3,024,000 eggs, and by 100 weeks, they would have laid approximately 4,928,000 eggs.

In the scenario we calculated, the difference in the number of eggs laid between 75 weeks and 100 weeks is substantial, with approximately 1,904,000 more eggs produced by keeping the hens for an additional 25 weeks.

This represents a substantial loss in potential revenue from egg sales. Therefore, careful consideration of factors such as egg production rate, bird health, and economic viability is essential when deciding the optimal time to dispose of commercial layers."
As the sun began to set on this chapter of their journey, a bittersweet moment loomed on the horizon. Throughout their storied tenure, these noble hens had left an indelible mark on our farm, laying more than 3.5 million eggs in their wake. It was time to bid farewell to these beloved pioneers, as they embarked on their final voyage - a journey into the hands of buyers who would now convert them into chickens for consumption.

Though their time with us had come to an end, their legacy would live on, a testament to our structures, our protocols, and our exceptional managerial team.

So, if you ever want to build your poultry layer farms the Petros farms way, manage your flock using Petros Farms protocols, or have us manage your farm – we are just a phone call or email away.


https://petrosfarms.com #poultryfarm

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How We Got 4.9 Million Eggs! #poultryfarming

Petros Farms April 12, 2024 2:11 pm

Are you disposing of your commercial layers (Old Hens) too soon? Join us at Petros Farms as we explore the optimal timing for selling your Hens as spent layers. Witness the remarkable journey of our 8,000 ISA Brown hens, defying the odds with an astonishing egg production rate above 70% even at 100 weeks of age. Discover why disposing old hens at 75 weeks may drastically limit profitability and learn about the factors influencing depopulation decisions. In this video, we delve into the critical considerations, including egg production decline, age, health status, and economic viability, to help you make informed decisions for your poultry farm. Don't miss out on maximizing profitability and ensuring the welfare of your flock. Watch now and learn from our experience at Petros Farms.

As the sun rose on March 8, mixed emotions swept through the farm. Whispers of sadness filled the air - 'Why are we getting rid of them?' - alongside occasional expressions of gratitude - 'It is time to say goodbye.' For on this day, Pen House 1 reached a remarkable milestone - surpassing 100 weeks of age. It marked the end of an era as we bid farewell to our pioneer chickens  in Pen house 1 at 101 weeks of age.

What truly set Pen House 1 apart was not just its longevity, but its shocking production rate. Against all odds, these pioneer chickens – our first venture into poultry farming - had defied expectations and maintained production above 70%. Despite the passage of time, these extraordinary hens continued to shine, maintaining an egg production rate above 70% - a testament to their resilience and the unwavering care they received at Petros Farms. Their production rate surpassed industry standards, setting a shining example for poultry farms far and wide. Managing your flock to maintain profitable egg production up to 100 weeks is now the benchmark.

In our own case, here are the 4 reasons why we disposed our hens:

1. They were 100 weeks old, having laid 500 eggs each. 
2. Mortality increases with age, making it impractical to keep them longer.
3. Our breakeven egg production rate was 68%. While they were still profitable at 70%, the 2% buffer was too small to continue keeping them.
4. The upcoming Easter holiday presented a perfect opportunity to capitalize on the demand.

However, disposing of layers at 75 weeks may result in a significant economic loss, especially considering the potential additional revenue that could be generated by allowing the hens to continue laying eggs up to 100 weeks. To further illustrate this point, let's use our Pen 1 as an example and compare the egg production between 75 weeks and 100 weeks.

For simplicity let’s assume:
1.  these chickens laid eggs every 24 hours; and 
2. they started laying at 18 weeks of age: 

To find out how many eggs 8,000 chickens would have laid by 75 weeks and 100 weeks, we'll use the number of eggs laid per week per chicken and then multiply it by the total number of chickens.

Given: Each chicken lays 7 eggs per week
Number of chickens: 8,000
Eggs laid by 75 weeks: 
Number of weeks: 75 - 18 = 57 weeks
Total eggs laid by 75 weeks = (57 weeks) × (7 eggs/week) × (8,000 chickens) = 3,024,000 eggs Or 378 eggs per chicken 

Eggs laid by 100 weeks:
Number of weeks: 100 - 18 = 82 weeks
Total eggs laid by 100 weeks = (82 weeks) × (7 eggs/week) × (8,000 chickens) = 4,928,000 eggs or More than 600 eggs per Chicken

Therefore, by 75 weeks, the 8,000 chickens would have laid approximately 3,024,000 eggs, and by 100 weeks, they would have laid approximately 4,928,000 eggs.

In the scenario we calculated, the difference in the number of eggs laid between 75 weeks and 100 weeks is substantial, with approximately 1,904,000 more eggs produced by keeping the hens for an additional 25 weeks.

This represents a substantial loss in potential revenue from egg sales. Therefore, careful consideration of factors such as egg production rate, bird health, and economic viability is essential when deciding the optimal time to dispose of commercial layers."
As the sun began to set on this chapter of their journey, a bittersweet moment loomed on the horizon. Throughout their storied tenure, these noble hens had left an indelible mark on our farm, laying more than 3.5 million eggs in their wake. It was time to bid farewell to these beloved pioneers, as they embarked on their final voyage - a journey into the hands of buyers who would now convert them into chickens for consumption.

Though their time with us had come to an end, their legacy would live on, a testament to our structures, our protocols, and our exceptional managerial team.

So, if you ever want to build your poultry layer farms the Petros farms way, manage your flock using Petros Farms protocols, or have us manage your farm – we are just a phone call or email away.



https://petrosfarms.com #poultryfarm

Are you disposing of your commercial layers (Old Hens) too soon? Join us at Petros Farms as we explore the optimal timing for selling your Hens as spent layers. Witness the remarkable journey of our 8,000 ISA Brown hens, defying the odds with an astonishing egg production rate above 70% even at 100 weeks of age. Discover why disposing old hens at 75 weeks may drastically limit profitability and learn about the factors influencing depopulation decisions. In this video, we delve into the critical considerations, including egg production decline, age, health status, and economic viability, to help you make informed decisions for your poultry farm. Don't miss out on maximizing profitability and ensuring the welfare of your flock. Watch now and learn from our experience at Petros Farms.

As the sun rose on March 8, mixed emotions swept through the farm. Whispers of sadness filled the air - 'Why are we getting rid of them?' - alongside occasional expressions of gratitude - 'It is time to say goodbye.' For on this day, Pen House 1 reached a remarkable milestone - surpassing 100 weeks of age. It marked the end of an era as we bid farewell to our pioneer chickens in Pen house 1 at 101 weeks of age.

What truly set Pen House 1 apart was not just its longevity, but its shocking production rate. Against all odds, these pioneer chickens – our first venture into poultry farming - had defied expectations and maintained production above 70%. Despite the passage of time, these extraordinary hens continued to shine, maintaining an egg production rate above 70% - a testament to their resilience and the unwavering care they received at Petros Farms. Their production rate surpassed industry standards, setting a shining example for poultry farms far and wide. Managing your flock to maintain profitable egg production up to 100 weeks is now the benchmark.

In our own case, here are the 4 reasons why we disposed our hens:

1. They were 100 weeks old, having laid 500 eggs each.
2. Mortality increases with age, making it impractical to keep them longer.
3. Our breakeven egg production rate was 68%. While they were still profitable at 70%, the 2% buffer was too small to continue keeping them.
4. The upcoming Easter holiday presented a perfect opportunity to capitalize on the demand.

However, disposing of layers at 75 weeks may result in a significant economic loss, especially considering the potential additional revenue that could be generated by allowing the hens to continue laying eggs up to 100 weeks. To further illustrate this point, let's use our Pen 1 as an example and compare the egg production between 75 weeks and 100 weeks.

For simplicity let’s assume:
1. these chickens laid eggs every 24 hours; and
2. they started laying at 18 weeks of age:

To find out how many eggs 8,000 chickens would have laid by 75 weeks and 100 weeks, we'll use the number of eggs laid per week per chicken and then multiply it by the total number of chickens.

Given: Each chicken lays 7 eggs per week
Number of chickens: 8,000
Eggs laid by 75 weeks:
Number of weeks: 75 - 18 = 57 weeks
Total eggs laid by 75 weeks = (57 weeks) × (7 eggs/week) × (8,000 chickens) = 3,024,000 eggs Or 378 eggs per chicken

Eggs laid by 100 weeks:
Number of weeks: 100 - 18 = 82 weeks
Total eggs laid by 100 weeks = (82 weeks) × (7 eggs/week) × (8,000 chickens) = 4,928,000 eggs or More than 600 eggs per Chicken

Therefore, by 75 weeks, the 8,000 chickens would have laid approximately 3,024,000 eggs, and by 100 weeks, they would have laid approximately 4,928,000 eggs.

In the scenario we calculated, the difference in the number of eggs laid between 75 weeks and 100 weeks is substantial, with approximately 1,904,000 more eggs produced by keeping the hens for an additional 25 weeks.

This represents a substantial loss in potential revenue from egg sales. Therefore, careful consideration of factors such as egg production rate, bird health, and economic viability is essential when deciding the optimal time to dispose of commercial layers."
As the sun began to set on this chapter of their journey, a bittersweet moment loomed on the horizon. Throughout their storied tenure, these noble hens had left an indelible mark on our farm, laying more than 3.5 million eggs in their wake. It was time to bid farewell to these beloved pioneers, as they embarked on their final voyage - a journey into the hands of buyers who would now convert them into chickens for consumption.

Though their time with us had come to an end, their legacy would live on, a testament to our structures, our protocols, and our exceptional managerial team.

So, if you ever want to build your poultry layer farms the Petros farms way, manage your flock using Petros Farms protocols, or have us manage your farm – we are just a phone call or email away.



https://petrosfarms.com #poultryfarm

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Are You Losing Money by Selling Your Old Hens (Spent Layers) at 75 Weeks? #hens #poultryfarming

Petros Farms March 27, 2024 10:03 am

Explore the critical role of protein in chicken feed and its impact on maximizing egg production. Discover essential insights and learn why quality feed matters for maximizing egg production up to 100 weeks of age. Understand the consequences of neglecting protein in your hens' diet and how to ensure prolonged laying and consistent egg production. Say no to any chicken feed with inadequate protein levels and invest in feed testing services for informed decisions about your flock's nutrition and well-being.

Welcome back to our series dedicated to maximizing egg production in ISA Brown chickens up to 100 weeks of age! Today, we explore the pivotal role of protein in chicken feed and its profound impact on maximizing egg production in poultry farming.

As our journey progresses with our pioneer chickens in Pen 1, nearing the remarkable milestone of 100 weeks, we witness their exceptional performance, surpassing industry standards day by day.

By the time each ISA Brown hen reaches the majestic age of 100 weeks, it will have laid an astonishing average of 500 eggs per bird. But what's the secret behind their phenomenal success? Let's uncover crucial insights that can revolutionize egg production on your poultry farm in Nigeria.

In previous episodes, we emphasized the significance of matching feed to chickens' growth stages, highlighted the importance of feed technique over quality, and showcased methods to safeguard their vital organs.

Today, we face a critical decision: selecting the right feed company for our ISA Brown chickens. Imagine you're at your farm, and a feed company presents a seemingly cheaper feed option. Tempting, right? That's precisely what occurred in our case.

We conducted tests on two feeds, evaluating their suitability for our chickens' prolonged egg laying:

Chicken Feed A:
Moisture: 9.51%
Crude Protein: 15.29%
Fat / Oil: 2.64%
Crude Fiber: 4.02%
Ash: 13.30%
Calcium: 3.73%
Total Phosphorus: 0.62%
Metabolizable Energy: 2532 kcal/kg

Chicken Feed B:
Moisture: 8.13%
Crude Protein: 16.30%
Fat / Oil: 3.44%
Crude Fiber: 3.39%
Ash: 13.34%
Calcium: 3.88%
Total Phosphorus: 0.69%
Metabolizable Energy: 2556 kcal/kg

Would you opt for this feed? Will it sustain exceptional production up to 100 weeks of age?

1. Focus on the quality of chicken feed, not just the price.

2. Never compromise on any feed without thorough chicken feed testing to verify the protein level.

3. Understand the consequences of neglecting protein in your hens' diet, such as shortened egg-laying duration and reduced egg production.

4. To ensure prolonged laying and consistent egg production, provide a balanced diet that meets nutritional requirements, including adequate levels of crude protein.

Remember, quality matters. Say no to any chicken feed with inadequate protein levels, and invest in chicken feed testing services to make informed decisions about your flock's nutrition and well-being.

Together, let's ensure healthy, productive hens and maximize egg production on your poultry farm in Nigeria. Until next time, keep your chickens clucking and your dreams soaring!

Visit our website for more information on poultry feed testing services, and stay tuned for the next installment in our series.

https://petrosfarms.com/
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Explore the critical role of protein in chicken feed and its impact on maximizing egg production. Discover essential insights and learn why quality feed matters for maximizing egg production up to 100 weeks of age. Understand the consequences of neglecting protein in your hens' diet and how to ensure prolonged laying and consistent egg production. Say no to any chicken feed with inadequate protein levels and invest in feed testing services for informed decisions about your flock's nutrition and well-being.

Welcome back to our series dedicated to maximizing egg production in ISA Brown chickens up to 100 weeks of age! Today, we explore the pivotal role of protein in chicken feed and its profound impact on maximizing egg production in poultry farming.

As our journey progresses with our pioneer chickens in Pen 1, nearing the remarkable milestone of 100 weeks, we witness their exceptional performance, surpassing industry standards day by day.

By the time each ISA Brown hen reaches the majestic age of 100 weeks, it will have laid an astonishing average of 500 eggs per bird. But what's the secret behind their phenomenal success? Let's uncover crucial insights that can revolutionize egg production on your poultry farm in Nigeria.

In previous episodes, we emphasized the significance of matching feed to chickens' growth stages, highlighted the importance of feed technique over quality, and showcased methods to safeguard their vital organs.

Today, we face a critical decision: selecting the right feed company for our ISA Brown chickens. Imagine you're at your farm, and a feed company presents a seemingly cheaper feed option. Tempting, right? That's precisely what occurred in our case.

We conducted tests on two feeds, evaluating their suitability for our chickens' prolonged egg laying:

Chicken Feed A:
Moisture: 9.51%
Crude Protein: 15.29%
Fat / Oil: 2.64%
Crude Fiber: 4.02%
Ash: 13.30%
Calcium: 3.73%
Total Phosphorus: 0.62%
Metabolizable Energy: 2532 kcal/kg

Chicken Feed B:
Moisture: 8.13%
Crude Protein: 16.30%
Fat / Oil: 3.44%
Crude Fiber: 3.39%
Ash: 13.34%
Calcium: 3.88%
Total Phosphorus: 0.69%
Metabolizable Energy: 2556 kcal/kg

Would you opt for this feed? Will it sustain exceptional production up to 100 weeks of age?

1. Focus on the quality of chicken feed, not just the price.

2. Never compromise on any feed without thorough chicken feed testing to verify the protein level.

3. Understand the consequences of neglecting protein in your hens' diet, such as shortened egg-laying duration and reduced egg production.

4. To ensure prolonged laying and consistent egg production, provide a balanced diet that meets nutritional requirements, including adequate levels of crude protein.

Remember, quality matters. Say no to any chicken feed with inadequate protein levels, and invest in chicken feed testing services to make informed decisions about your flock's nutrition and well-being.

Together, let's ensure healthy, productive hens and maximize egg production on your poultry farm in Nigeria. Until next time, keep your chickens clucking and your dreams soaring!

Visit our website for more information on poultry feed testing services, and stay tuned for the next installment in our series.

https://petrosfarms.com/
#chickenfeed #isabrown #poultryfarming

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Facing Collapse: A Poultry Farm's Urgent Call for Help 🙏

Facing Collapse: A Poultry Farm`s Urgent Call for Help 🙏 ...

1. Are you living in the diaspora and your poultry farm is collapsing? 🤔

2. Struggling to build a poultry business in Nigeria while living abroad? 🤔

3. Want to start a poultry business in Africa and manage it remotely? 🤔

Watch: Facing Collapse: A Poultry Farm's Urgent Call for Help

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1. Are you living in the diaspora and your poultry farm is collapsing? 🤔

2. Struggling to build a poultry business in Nigeria while living abroad? 🤔

3. Want to start a poultry business in Africa and manage it remotely? 🤔

Watch: Facing Collapse: A Poultry Farm`s Urgent Call for Help

Link: https://youtu.be/K3ub22S3Iiw
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No Flies! No Odor! 
Say goodbye to annoying flies and unpleasant odors. 
Watch our latest upload as we delve into the most effective strategies for managing poultry litter.🥰

No Flies! No Odor!
Say goodbye to annoying flies and unpleasant odors.
Watch our latest upload as we delve into the most effective strategies for managing poultry litter.🥰
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No Flies! No Odor! The Best Poultry Litter Management for High-rise, Caged Layer Facilities. Say goodbye to annoying flies and unpleasant odors. Watch our latest upload as we delve into the most effective strategies for managing poultry litter.🥰

No Flies! No Odor! The Best Poultry Litter Management for High-rise, Caged Layer Facilities. Say goodbye to annoying flies and unpleasant odors. Watch our latest upload as we delve into the most effective strategies for managing poultry litter.🥰 ...

The End of an Era.
Our journey has ended.
But your legacy lives on.
Thank you, Pioneers of Pen 1.

The End of an Era.
Our journey has ended.
But your legacy lives on.
Thank you, Pioneers of Pen 1.
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🤔Ever wondered if you could manage a poultry farm successfully from anywhere in the world?

🥰Imagine the freedom! It might sound impossible.
🥰But at Petros Farms, we've cracked the code for efficient poultry farm management from anywhere on the planet.

Watch our latest upload: From Chaos to Eggs: How Our Systems Saved A Poultry Farm: youtu.be/VCv3lUIGnlA

1. Discover how to run a successful poultry farm from anywhere in the world.
2. Learn about essential systems, building a dream team, and managing your farm remotely.
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🤔Ever wondered if you could manage a poultry farm successfully from anywhere in the world?

🥰Imagine the freedom! It might sound impossible.
🥰But at Petros Farms, weve cracked the code for efficient poultry farm management from anywhere on the planet.

Watch our latest upload: From Chaos to Eggs: How Our Systems Saved A Poultry Farm: https://youtu.be/VCv3lUIGnlA

1. Discover how to run a successful poultry farm from anywhere in the world. 
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👊We will decommission Pen 2 in August/September.

👊If you're a supplier of point-of-lay hens with good record-keeping, send us a DM.

👊We’re restocking with 15,500 point-of-lay chickens.

👊Pen 2 with a capacity of 15,000 hens is following in the footsteps of Pen 1, maintaining exceptional production even beyond 75 weeks of age.

👊Achieve something once, it’s luck. Do it again, it’s magic. This consistent performance is the magic of our TEAM.
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🥰Share / repost to help a farmer!🥰

👊We will decommission Pen 2 in August/September.

👊If youre a supplier of point-of-lay hens with good record-keeping, send us a DM.

👊We’re restocking with 15,500 point-of-lay chickens. 

👊Pen 2 with a capacity of 15,000 hens is following in the footsteps of Pen 1, maintaining exceptional production even beyond 75 weeks of age. 

👊Achieve something once, it’s luck. Do it again, it’s magic. This consistent performance is the magic of our TEAM.Image attachment
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Facing Collapse: A Poultry Farm's Urgent Call for Help 🙏

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