High population growth and growing income lead to increasing demand for poultry products in Nigeria. The poultry industry has emerged as the most commercialized and fastest expanding segment in the animal husbandry subsector but still faces many problems. Private investment from foreign countries could help to facilitate this market

Despite these positive aspects, poultry production has not been keeping pace with rapidly increasing domestic consumption. The domestic shortfall is estimated at 25,000 MT per annum (Rothschild 2002).

This represents potential market and profitability for investors. Improvements in breeding, husbandry, and management are needed to increase the efficiency in chicken