Starting up a Hatchery is extremely expensive and you need to plan carefully what equipment you will need. In this paragraph we will talk about What equipment do you need to start up a Hatchery
Before you buy Hatchery equipment you need to determine your market and strategy. Do research about your competitors and the demand for fertilized eggs in your area. If you are going to have a delivery service you need to calculate your delivery radius and what your charge for delivery will be.
Renting or buying a property where you can operate your hatchery from should be central enough so that your buyers can have access to your business or try to find contracts with bigger chicken farms that you can supply your products with.
You will need to have a good bio-security system in place and have an area that your staff can wash down before and after a working shift.
You need to budget for the following items in your business plan
- Cash Flow
- Storage and Work Place
- Electricity with a backup system
- Drinkers and Feeders
- Water Supply
There are many types of Incubators and turner trays that you can buy. Make sure when you buy these items that you buy incubators for the right amount of eggs that you want in your hatchery. Equipment that you need to purchase for a hatchery business.
- Egg Incubator and Hatcher
- Incubator Turner Tray
- Digital Temperature Controller
- Fertility Tester for eggs
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Equipment to start a Hatchery