Different types of chicken farmings, for commercial and backyard farming
Chicken farm types, below is a list of possible chicken farm types:
A layer farm
focuses on egg production, the farming model focuses on raising female chickens, and male chickens are not always needed on the layer farm. Layers have a long life span that broilers.
Layer breeding farm
These are chickens that are kept to produce fertile eggs, those fertile eggs will be used to hatch new layers. Male chickens are needed to produce fertile eggs. Fertile eggs are the eggs that will hatch. Spent layers are layers that are too old, they are sold as meat chickens, and when layers get old they lay less eggs.
These are chickens that are reared to produce fertile eggs, those fertile eggs will be used to hatch new broilers. Male chickens are needed to produce fertile eggs. .
A broiler farm
A broiler farm focuses on raising chickens for meat, both hens and cockerels are raised and sold or slaughter from 6 weeks of age. Can you raise both layers and broilers on the same chicken house? No, you cannot, these chickens" needs different feeds and farm setup, by farm setup we talk about things like light, temperature, humidity level, noise level etc.
Differences between Layers and Broilers
A list of differences between layers and broilers
On a small scale farming broilers are more profitable than layers.
On a larger scale layer poultry farming is profitable as well.
If you want to make more money in a short term broilers are the best way to go
Broilers will be ready from 6 weeks, layers will start laying from 18 weeks. Broilers grow faster than layers.
Broilers have a short life span, layers have a long life span. Broilers eat more than layers, broilers are for meat, and layers are for eggs.