Christmas is fast approaching and many of us here would like to grow some broilers for sale but; How much would it cost you to rear a broiler to table size? I guess you didn’t take that into consideration

Worry not ! That’s why we at Poultinn & More have decided to help you calculate the amount of money required to raise a broiler from day 1 to table size (9 weeks)

Pick up your note pad; Let’s be your math teacher for the next few minutes

To calculate our cost accurately, we must take into consideration the following:

1. Cost of chicks

2. Cost of feed/Kg

3. Cost of Utility ( water, electricity, Gas)

4. Cost of vaccines/medication and supplements

5. Cost of labor & Miscellaneous like advertisement, transport etc

Kindly take note of our assumptions.

Target weight – 2 -2.5 kg

Cost feed -Starter – 120 gh

– Finisher – 118 gh

Vaccine – Gumboro (1000 dose) – 55 gh

– Newcastle (1000 dose) – 30 gh

**[ ] Cost of broiler chicks**

a. Day old broiler chick should cost between 6 – 6.2 gh on the market. For the purposes of our calculate we would use 6 gh; the cost of imported broiler chick at #Poultinn.

**[ ] Cost of feed.**

To achieve 2.0 – 2.5 kg live weight a broiler would consume about 6.2 kg of feed for 9 weeks.

A broiler would consumed about 1.7 kg of 50 kg commercial feed from Day 1 to 4 weeks and 4.47 kg of feed from 5- 9 weeks.

Assumed price of Broiler starter – 120 gh

Therefore 1.7 kg Day 1 – 4 weeks = 4.08 gh

Broiler Finisher – 118 gh

Therefore 4.47 kg Week 5 -9 = 10.5 gh

Total cost of feeding : 4.08 + 10.5 = 14.58 gh

[ ] **Cost of Utilities**

Water

Currently a litre of water from Ghana water Company limited Domestic metered line cost 0.298 gh.

It is estimated that water consumption for a broiler from Day old to 4 weeks is 0.463 litres and 1.7 litres for week 5 to 9 weeks

Therefore

Consumption 1 – 4 weeks: 0.463 × 0.298 = 0.138 gh

Consumption 5 -9 week: 1.7 × 0.298 = 0.507 gh

Total cost of Water consumed per bird :0.138 + 0.507 = 0.645 gh

NB: Increase in temperature will affect water intake, as the birds will consume more water to cool themselves. The above gives an estimate guide of water consumption per broiler house at room temperature 27-30°c in Ghana.

Electricity

Approximately provide 18 hours/per of light to a broiler for Day 1 to 4 weeks and 16 hours of light from 5 – 9 weeks

A KW/H of electricity as at March 2019 from the Electricity company of Ghana cost 0.05 Dollars that’s 0.27 gh per Kw/h. For 100 broiler a 13-15 watts bulb would be okay. therefore each broiler would need about 0.15 watts[ 0.000015 Kw]

Electricity consumption for each broiler

Day 1 – 4 week @ 18 hour of light : (0.00015 × 18)× 28 = 0.0756 kw/h

ie. 0.0756 × 0.27 = 0.02 gh

5 – 7 weeks @ 16 hours of light : ( 0.00015 × 16)× 42 = 0.10 Kw/h

i.e. 0.10 × 0.27 = 0.027 gh

Total electricity cost for each broiler : 0.02 + 0.027 = 0.047 gh

Total Utility cost per bird : 6.45 gh + 0.047 gh = ~ 6.50 gh

**[ ] Cost of Vaccines, Medication and Supplements**

Vaccines:

Gumboro 1&2 = 55 gh (1000 dose) ie. 0.055 each broiler .Therefore 1 broiler vaccinated twice = 2 × 0.055 = 0.11 gh

Gumboro 3 = 60 gh (1000 dose) which mean each broiler is 0.06gh

Total for Gumboro/Per birds : 0.11 + 0.06 = 0.17 gh

Newcastle 1&2 = 30 gh (1000 dose) i.e. 0.03 gh/ bird

Total for vaccinating each broiler : 0.17 + 0.03 = 0.20 gh

Let’s take the cost of Medication and supplements.

Approximately a total of 639 Gh would be required to medicate 100 broilers from day old to 9 weeks. This includes 1 kg Glucose, disinfectant, 2 kg Antibiotic/Vitamins, 2 Kg vitamins and Anti-Cocci.

Therefore medication for a broiler from Day old to 9 weeks : 639/100 = 6.39 gh

Total Cost of Medication & Supplements = 6.39 gh

**[ ] Cost of Labour & ****Miscellaneous**

Let’s take all to be approximately 4 gh per bird

Adding up all of this cost together we have:

Cost of day-old chicks ———— 6 gh

Cost of feeding per bird ———- 14.58 gh

Cost of Utilities per bird ———- 0.645 gh

Cost of Vaccines,Medics etc ——– 0.20gh

Cost of Labour & Msc ————- 4.0gh

**Total ————————– 25.43 gh**

All things being equal. We can conclude that a Total of **Twenty Five Cedis, Forty Three pesewas ( 25.43 GH )** IS REQUIRED TO RAISE A BROILER FROM DAY-OLD TO 9 WEEKS IN GHANA.

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