Poultry Farming- Layers Chicken Production

Poultry Farming: Layers Chicken Production


About the course


In this course, you will learn how to properly set up and manage a profitable layers farm, from brooders and housing, through raising healthy chickens, to harvest and marketing.


Target Participants

  • This course is for anyone with an interest in making money by raising layers and producing eggs
  • If you are thinking about keeping poultry it will help you get started on the right path while avoiding common mistakes
  • If you already have a flock it will teach you techniques to maximize your profits through improved production and lower costs

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:


  • Learn about the available layer breeds
  • Learn how to construct and manage a brooder to raise your chicks
  • Understand the housing requirements of layer birds
  • Learn how to rear pullets and POL chickens
  • Understand the Egg Production Curve, important KPIs and how to manage your flock
  • Understand egg collection, packaging, storage & marketing
  • Learn about the common poultry pests and diseases in Africa, and how to control them
  • Understand the economics of production and the need for proper record keeping


Course duration

Online 14 Days
Classroom-based   7 Days


Course Outline


  • Introduction
  • Layer Breeds

Brooders & Housing

  • Brooder Construction
  • Brooder Management
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Housing Requirements (Part 1)
  • Housing Requirements (Part 2)

Pullets & POL Chickens

  • Rearing Pullets (Part 1)
  • Rearing Pullets (Part 2)
  • Nutritional and Water Requirements
  • Management of POL Chicken

Egg Production

  • Egg Production Curve (Part 1)
  • Egg Production Curve (Part 2)
  • Egg Collection, Packaging, Storage and Marketing

Poultry Health

  • Common Layer Diseases and Conditions
  • Common Layer Parasites
  • Common Layer Parasites
  • Vaccination program

The Business of Layers

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Record Keeping

Training Approach


This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.



Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.


Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as a tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more info@bed-rock.org



The training fee covers training fees, learning materials, and training venue.

Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to info@bed-rock.org

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Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Poultry Farming- Layers Chicken Production