A project to set up a mixed poultry farm

Set up a poultry farm to raise and market mixed local, Leghorn and Isa Brown poultry.


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The project consists of creating a poultry farm in Bagré (Bagré pole). Activities will include raising and selling mixed local, Leghorn and Isa Brown poultry. Products will be sold at the local market, notably in Ouagadougou, etc.

The project was born from recognizing the weakness of the existing poultry offer especially in Ouagadougou. In fact, as a growing sector in Burkina Faso, poultry farming contributes significantly to the balance of the population’s food supply. Therefore, the need for poultry remains very strong in terms of the existing offer’s weakness.

It is through this project that Mr. SANGARE is planning to set up a farm to raise mixed poultry that will better respond to the current needs of the market to make quality chicken available at all times to households, grillers and rotisseries, hotels and restaurants, etc.

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The project’s objectives are:

- produce quality chickens
- attain revenues of 21,090,000 francs CFA through sales of these products in the first year

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Realizing the project requires the following operating materials:

Feeding troughs
A feeding trough is a receptable that chickens get their daily food from. At a unit cost of about 10,000 F CFA, we will need at least one feeding trough per 25 adult chickens.

Drinking troughs
There is a difference between troughs that are semi-automatic plastic and terra cotta. We use terra cotta recommended for traditional poultry farming with an improved cost of 2,500 F CFA.

Nesting boxes
This is where the chickens lay their eggs. There is a difference between communal nesting boxes (1 m wide used for several chickens) and individual nesting boxes of 50 cm for 5 chickens. In all, we will need at least 50 nesting boxes (at approx. 50 F CFA) and we must definitely put small litter in each one in order to minimize the shock when the egg is being laid.

This provides shelter for the more shy and traumatized animals from the more aggressive that prevent them from feeding or drinking. This is why there must always be extra food and water for the more timid animals.

Auxiliary materials

Traditional incubators: Optional equipment that helps effectively manage fertilized eggs. There are 3 types:

. traditional oil incubators for 100 to 130 eggs
. traditional gas incubators for 100 to 1,000 eggs
. traditional electric incubators for 100 to 3,000 eggs

In our situation, we use electric incubators because they are modern and more affordable in terms of chick production capacity. We will need two electric incubators at 450,000 F CFA each.

Brooding area: This is a special locale specifically for breeding chicks from the time they are hatched until they are completely independent. They provide shelter for them until they are a month old. It is made with wood and wire mesh with a hole on top on a support. We will need eight for a total cost of 480,000 F CFA.

In short, all of this equipment is available on the national market at local businesses, but we will get a large part of it from the CADO (Centre Avicole de Dogona, the Poultry Farm Centre in Dogona) and at the CPAVI (Centre de Promotion de l'Aviculture Villageoise or Centre to Promote Village Poultry Farming).


The cost of the various items for the project are detailed below:

Type Quantity Unit Price Total
Installation fees
Business start-up formalities 1 x 50,000 50,000

Construction / development
Build the henhouse 1 x 600,000 = 600,000
Build the chicken cages 1 x 1,050,000 = 1,050,000
Build the warehouse 1 x 600,000 = 600,000
Wells 1 x 500,000 = 500,000
Total Construction/development 2,750,000

Operating materials
Feeding troughs 15 x 10,000 = 150,000
Drinking troughs 20 x 2,500 = 50,000
Nesting boxes 50 x 1,000 = 50,000
Electric incubators 2 x 150,000 = 300,000
Brooding areas 8 x 60,000 = 480,000
Office materials 1 x 30,000 = 30,000
Total operating materials 1,060,000

Working capital
Operating costs 1 x 2,140,000 = 2,140,000
Total working capital 2,140,000

Total project cost 6,000,000

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

From a young age, Mr. SANGARA developed a big interest in poultry farming and learned a lot about it thanks to practicing breeding poultry family-style, and being supported and mentored by family and close friends who had perfected this activity.

As well, brought to life by his growing desire to practice modern poultry breeding, Mr. SANGARE had become friendly with several stakeholders in the field (breeders, resellers, bulk buyers, etc.), which gave him a good understanding of the field especially in operating costs, product inventory, animal treatment, mixing poultry, trade risks as well as opportunities.

The promoter also obtained professional training in good breeding practices for poultry which helped him learn about new poultry farming techniques including mixing poultry and auxiliary information on the activity.

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