Ever wondered how much 1 bag of Poultry feed now costs in the regional markets? The truth is that the cost of feeding for both man and animals is on the hike everyday, the more reason why you need to stay up to date with BetaPrices daily price updates. Notwithstanding, many farms in Nigeria raise and sell their broilers in just 6 weeks because they use good feed to ensure their birds are fed very well.
Proper feeding of poultry birds will quickly enhance their growth rate and give them meaningful weight. In feeding of broilers, it’s always advisable to put on light for them in the night and ensure they eat 24 hrs 7 days every week if you want them to grow faster and sell them at 6 weeks old. You can equally make use of Super grow if you want to get the best of results.
Generally, based on experience, the best poultry feed today is Ultima. But New Hope Professional feed is the best poultry feed for broilers in Nigeria. If you cannot afford them, you may order for feed supply from other brands at cheaper rates. For layers, the best layers mash is New Hope feed. I have used it for long now. One good thing about the feed is that it ensures uniform growth of your birds.
The quantity of feed a chicken needs per day depends heavily on the age. As the day progresses, Layers or Broiler feed intake increases. For example, currently a Broiler eats approximately 1.2kg of starter from week 1 to week 4 and gains about 1.5 body weight. Then from week 5 to week 9, it’ll consume about 8.5kg of finisher feed and gains approximately about 4.5kg body weight. You can achieve better results by giving your birds pelleted feeds. The price of pellet poultry feeds and mash poultry feeds are all same irrespective of the company or brand.
Price list of Best Feeds in Nigeria
As at today, the average price of 25kg bag of Poultry feed in Nigeria is ₦7,500. Check the table below for detailed prices.
|Feed Type||Super Starter||Starter|
|New Hope feed||₦8,550||₦8,500|
|Animal care feed||₦7,500||₦7,000|
|New Hope Professional feed||₦9,600||₦9,600|
|New Hope feed||₦6,500||₦7,500|
|Animal care feed||₦5,800||₦7,000|
|New Hope Professional feed||₦7,950||₦8,950|
|Feed Type||Layers mash|
|New Hope feed||₦6,100|
|Top feed||₦5,900 – ₦6,000|
|Animal care feed||₦6,100|
Poultry Feed Formula
Below is the best method of producing poultry feed yourself. When you use this formula, you’ll know that there is a very big difference. You’ll also save money for yourself because of the hike in feed ingredients. There are different methods of manually producing animal feeds, you can produce feeds with a mixture of Maize, Soyabean cake, Fish meal, PKC, Wheat offal, Bone meal, Lysine, Salt, Premix etc to make feeding cost much cheaper. For example, you can use the below formula to produce finisher feeds for your birds without KBC10.
This below feed supplements / feed ingredients for poultry feed formulation. This is for 1000kg (1 tonne).
- Maize 400kg
- PKC 172kg
- Wheat offal 100kg
- Fish meal 20.3kg
- Bonemeal 45kg
- Soya 250kg
- Salt 4kg
- Methionine 3kg
- Lysine 3kg
- Premix 2.5kg
- Enzyme 0.2kg.
Below is the list of broiler feeds formula using KBC10 (Koudijs Broiler Concentrate 10%)
|Feed Ingredient||Quantity (kg)|
|Soya Beans Cake||275|
|Feed Ingredient||Quantity (kg)|
|Soya Beans Cake||250|
|Feed Ingredient||Quantity (kg)|
|Soya Beans Cake||225|
Essential Feed Additives for Poultry Birds Diets
Feed additives is very important in poultry farming. It keeps the poultry birds healthy and good looking. Feed additives consist mainly of supplements that keeps the birds healthy. Additives are being added to their diets. Below are the list of poultry additives
- Antioxidants ( This is important to increase the energy content. Fat or fish meal can be used)
- Free flowing Agents (This is added to ensure the feeds do not pack down)
- Pelleting Additives (This improves feed efficiency for some poultry species)
- Feeding Enzymes ( This breaks down anti-nutritional factors, thereby increasing the potentials of many “Alternative grains”
- Mold inhibitors or mycotoxin binders
- Coccidiostats (This is added to feed suppliments to keep the coccidia at very low level to allow the birds to grow a resistance. It helps prevent coccidiosis.
- Antibiotics (This is a very important feed additives in order to fight microbes)
- Antibiotic Alternatives (This is an alternative to antibiotics. This is very good in promoting the good bacteria at higher levels than the bad ones)
How to use dry Pawpaw leaves to increase poultry broiler weight to 3kg from 6 weeks
It’s very rare to get this excellent result without a secret. Let me reveal that secret to you now. Do you know that protein increases the weight of birds? I’m not saying you should start spending money in buying expensive protein supplements like Fish meal etc. There’s something that is very common yet contains about 60% protein and increases the weight of the birds by more than 70% if properly used. That thing is dry Pawpaw leaves. Pawpaw leafs when dry, contains about 60% protein. All you need to do is to crush it into powder and mix 100 grams of it with a bag (25kg) of poultry feed, and your birds are good to go.
Thanks for the update
You’re welcome Vincent
Thanks for this
That dry pawpaw leaf can be mix with / starter , or grower or finisher?
Can we also use it for noilers raising for egg
Yes it can be used for noilers but I wouldn’t advice anyone to use it for egg-laying noilers because it gives weight which is also accompanied with fat.
thanks for being so generous with helpful information.
You’re welcome Mrs Margaret. Betaprices would do anything to satisfy her readers.
Thanks for your update I really appreciate you
You’re welcome Anthony
I need feed price update especially breedwell professional starter feed
Thank you for this useful information.
Thanks for this vital informational.
Please help me with their contact where i can find them to buy the feed
Should the paw paw leave be dried under the sun or in the room
I am planning to get 2000 point of lay birds. As I progress I will like to get in contact with you. What feed Is best that I can stock for my 15-16weeks old birds ? How much does it cost.
Use Top feed. It’s best for laying birds. Secondly, if you can raise your pullets Yourself, it’s best for you also. I wouldn’t advice anyone to buy point of lay from another farm. This is because you don’t know how they managed it from that farm
Where can we dry the pawpaw leave under sun or in the room
Thanks for the information, how much is breed well profession starter and were can I buy it in owerri
how can we dry the pawpaw leave,is it under the sun or at room temperature?
Please, is it good to mix dry pawpaw leafs with starter
Yes from 3 weeks
Can someone add the pawpaw leaf to cockerel feed at day old
How I can get your contact, so that I can buy from you? What is the least quantity I will buy before you get it to me?
Thanks for sharing
Pls which feed is good for broiler for better and faster growth both starter and finisher
Pls can I have your contact
You can, my contact is 07038408983
Please how much can I get new hope feed in Osun State
I hope you do not mind, please check the weights of all the ingredients listed for your 1000Kg of feed:
Wheat offal 100kg
Fish meal 19.5kg
They should all add up to 1000 Kg, otherwise your feed is not correctly formulated. I think It is only 982.2 Kg
The other matter is regarding the pawpaw leaves, can you share the scientific data to support your claims. Thank you.
Thanks for letting us know. Actually there was an omission which we’ll review and update now.
Secondly, dry pawpaw leaves contains protein, protein gives birds much weight. It’s has been practically proven that dry pawpaw leaves increase the weight of birds.
Thanks for this write up and it will help a lot of farmers like myself.
What is the feed formation for layers please?
Thanks for the information.
In Kano state today 1,February,2022 I bought 6 bags of ultima starter at price of 8700 per bag and in your article I saw it was 7100 why are they selling it like this to us the cost was too much and were are you located I want to buy more next time inshallah
Pls sir , which feed is best for turkey, do turkey eat boiler feed?
Thanks for the info about dry paw paw leaves. Pls i how much will it cost to deliver chikun starter and finisher to calabar. (Except you have an office you can direct me there, pls. Thanks and its urgent.
Can one add the dry pawpaw to turkey feed
Please how much is a bag of wheat offal
Wheat offal comes in 50kg bag. A bag of wheat offal in Nigeria is 4,500 naira
Please can I have your contact?
please am using breedwell for my broiler now and they are 4 weeks old. i have started giving them grower hope its not bad. and hope the paw paw leaf can be to pellet feed.
Please can you also give us fish Feed Formula.
Please where can i buy these
At any feedmill company close to you
Thanks a million for your response, but please can you recommend some?
Tnx for dis teaching, sir pls were will I buy all dis ingredients in onitsha
What feed will you recommend for male noiler from day old to selling point please.thanks
Good morning house…have never formulated feed on my own. But I want to give it a try and be perfect as well.
But there are ingredients I can’t get in my area in calabar.
these are as follows.
please I’ll be grateful is any one can help me with contacts and location where I can get them.
please anyone can send me a mail with the information.
Thanks a lot for the info. God bless 🙏🏾
I Need a Distributor contact within Rivers state. Where I can buy feed thanks.
Hello, pls can i have your contact
Pls I want to know the cost of layers feed per bag.thank you.
Thanks for the update but please where can I get some of the ingredients like; lysine,premix, methionine, enzyme and lysine here in Nigeria?
Thanks for the update, all the price listed are they for wholesale or retail price. I do sell feed can I have contact and location