Investment on ready-to-lay hens

March 16, 2012 9:44 am 

ILOILO CITY, March 15 — It might be already on his bloodline being a business-minded person when Benjamin Tan decided to raise ready-to-lay hens after resigning from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

Tan, a half blood Filipino-Chinese, was inspired to enter into business after visiting the office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Brgy. Buntatala, Jaro, Iloilo City supposedly to inquire only about their agriculture and organic farming.

Tan is maintaining a backyard plantation of banana and papaya fruit trees in Brgy. Buntatala, Leganes, Iloilo. He said raising chicken is much easier than farming.

As his starting capital investment, Tan spent P 51, 000 to buy 45 hens (lohman) worth P 36, 000 and construction of his cage worth P 15, 000.

The ready to lay hens are five-month old and 70 percent of the hens started laying eggs.

Tan said each hen ate 110 grams of feeds or 10 kilos per day. The 10 kilos are worth P 250. Feeding time everyday is 6:00 a.m., 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

He said one hen can lay 21 eggs in just one month up to 16 months or 1 year and four month-old when reaching its maturity period. Considering he has 45 hens, each of them can lay 320 eggs in 16 months. After 16 months, the hens are no longer productive.

Tan said after its maturity period, the hen could be sold. In just three months, Tan said he could almost return his capital investment.

The businessman also said he is planning to expand his business this year after enjoying huge profit. (PNA)

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