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close this bookThe Intensive Poultry Farming Industry in the Sahelian Zone (CDI, 1996, 56 p.)
close this folder2.1. Preliminary remarks
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View the document2.1.1. Housing
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The development of intensive poultry farming in the Sahelian zone does not necessarily follow the logical sequence described in the preceding outline of the poultry industry. Generally speaking, the intensification of poultry farming begins with the production of broilers, since rearing these presents fewer technical and financial constraints. In comparison with other types of poultry farm, investment in terms of buildings and equipment is lower. Intensification of poultry farming proceeds through the development of compound feeds followed by the production of day-old chicks of broiler stock from imported hatchery eggs through to the production of eggs for consumption and hatching from parent stock (broilers and layers). For obvious health reasons, it is necessary to set up small abattoirs in countries in the region, as well as production of egg trays.