Chicken House Prices In South Africa

What is Chicken House?


Poultry farming is a form of animal husbandry which raises domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese to produce meat or eggs for food. Poultry – mostly chickens – are farmed in great numbers. More than 60 billion chickens are killed for consumption annually. 

Chicken House Prices In South Africa

How Much Does it Cost To Build A Chicken House In South Africa?

According to Momubaghan, a zinc structure is the best option. For 500 chicks she says, a zinc structure will cost you between R16,000 to R20,000. Miyuki, on the other hand, opted for a brick structure which set him back R45,000 to build.

How much space do 1000 Chickens need?

Broiler Management

Up to 18 days450 cm2 (0.5 sq.ft.)3 cm
From 19 days to 42 days1000 cm2 (1.1 sq.ft.)6-7 cm

Is chicken farming profitable in South Africa?

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The broiler poultry farming business is a very profitable venture to start in South Africa, with lucrative returns.

The demand for chicken in South Africa is very high, in excess of 2 million tonnes per annum.

In South Africa, broiler poultry meat has the highest per capita consumption of all other meats.

How much does it cost to raise 100 chickens in South Africa?

From chicks to chickens

Depending on where you are in the country, a box of 100-day-old chicks will cost you between R850 to R950.

If you’re buying 500 chicks from Momubaghan – who hatches her own – you’d need R4,200.

The cost to grow a chick to a point of sale varies from place to place.

How much land do you need to build chicken houses?

Set Back Distances and Acreage Requirements

For example, a 200′ set-back from property lines requires a minimum of 14 acres to site four poultry houses, if the land is perfectly rectangular.

Increasing the setback to 400′ increases the requirement to a minimum of 30 acres, while 1000′ requires at least 130 acres.

How much is a broiler chicken in South Africa?

The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) reports indicate an average broiler feed price of about R6/kg.

A commercial weight or mass for a live bird could be about 1,90 kg to 2 kg which would slaughter out to a 1,22 kg whole bird at 42 days.