How to Start A Poultry Business in the Philippines

In properly raising chickens, the proper term for it is “chicken broiling production”. In many provinces around the Philippines, many choose to start their own poultry business at their backyards due to the size of their lands.

Not only that, but the business proves to be a profitable venture for anyone willing to invest in it with their capital. If you are one of those people interested, read on to find out what you need to know before you start a poultry business in the Philippines!

poultry business in the philippines

Required investment capital

Money needed in making a poultry business in the Philippines

A basic poultry farm would require you at least P100,000 to cover all the housing for the chickens, the broiling equipment, chicken feed, and operating expense. This should also include the medication and booster feed for the chicken that would make it raised for meat production.

Establishing a housing for the chickens

Although chickens are able keep their own temperature, they can only do so within a certain limit. It is your obligation to take care of them by providing housing that maintains their temperature. As much as possible, avoid building a broiler house that does not obstruct sunlight.

Chickens should be able to breathe in their space, a ventilation of at least 1 sq. ft. of floor space per chicken should be allowed. Proper air circulation can also be achieved by elevating the building at least 1.5 meters above the ground. This also enables easier fecal removal.

The housing should be able to well-guarded from predators such as rats, cats, and other birds. If you can, plant trees to provide shade during El Nino and as protection against typhoons.

Evaluating a location with proper criteria

As you may have guessed, a poultry farm should be residing outside urban / subdivisions. They mostly take place in open and wide plots of land that you can find in the provinces.

The poultry farm must be near ground and surface potable water at least 25 meters in radius. For larger housings, they should be away from developed areas – residential, commercial, industrial – at least 1,000 meters away. Smaller housings need only to be away at least 500 meters from specified areas.

Register your poultry farm to the designated authorities

Documentation needed to start a poultry business in the Philippines

Unlike other kinds of businesses, since you are dealing with food production, a strict guideline is implemented that you must adhere to avoid complications with governing bodies.

  • Business Registration. Sole proprietorships must register to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) office in the province where the business is established. The business permit is valid for five years.
  • Mayor’s Permit / Sanitary Permit. Same as before, but you have to go to the local government who have jurisdiction over the premises where the business is established. The validity is good for one year only.
  • Barangay Clearance. The barangay office nearest to the business is where you can obtain a barangay clearance.
  • Environmental Compliance Certificate. This can be obtained at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Quezon City.
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN). Your TIN can be obtained from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Office at Quezon City or any near BIR Office presiding your province.

Raising poultry

Your chicks should be bought from trusted sources (hatcheries or dealers). Inspect their places to know how they take care of poultry to assess whether or not they should be trusted. Healthy chicks have bright eyes, fluffy feathers, and all have a consistent shade of color to them.

For day-old chicks, heat is an important part of their growth. Always maintain a constant temperature and avoid sudden changes in temperature. As mentioned before ventilation is important, you must avoid overcrowding chicks as much as possible.

Diseases are prevented from spreading to your chickens by having proper sanitation and vaccination. Always remove any fecal matter to prevent chickens from coming into contact with them. Keep an eye on the chicks before turning for the night.

Matured chickens are called broilers when they are 45 to 60 days of age. They are given feed or water that is composed of anti-stress drugs and brought to another growing house.

Keep fighting the good fight!

Raising chickens is no easy task. Poultry business is one of the most challenging things one could do to obtain profit. However, following the guide above allows you to increase your success and getting one step closer to profitability! Farms require perseverance and determination, something that entrepreneurs are born with!

As long as you lock down on the key components – location, stock, health – you are sure to be on the path of the road to success! Many have gone with the same mindset as you have and have made millions from doing so, and it is your turn in doing so!

66 responses to “How to Start A Poultry Business in the Philippines”

  1. Vincent Kelo says:

    I need a copy or some indormation on how to write good poultry business proposal. I will be very happy if any expert help me out on this . Thanks so much in advance by Pastor Vincent Kelo


    I would like to know to start Small Poultry Business. Basic requirements and capital.

    Thank you

  3. edsel ugay says:

    how much does it cost when opening poultry bussiness..

  4. Khayri says:


    Can I have basic info on how to start a poultry business in Bicol. And as well as the following sources:
    1. Capital
    2. Trusted supplier of birds, Medicines and suppliers of feeds.

    Your response would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you

  5. How to start a small poultry business. Am in Cebu and if posible how much is a starting capiltAl.
    can you provide me basic information that help me succeed?

  6. Rhea Labrador says:

    how to start the small poultry business? as well as the capital, how to start feeding.

    thank you.

  7. dan diaz says:

    hi, is it posible for me to acquire a business proposal for poultry farming? thank you for the help.

  8. Macario Segundo jr. says:

    I want to know the requirements for contract growing poultry farm.

  9. John says:

    How much is for small poultry farm? For 2.000 chicken

  10. Unimee says:

    Just want to ask for hello.on how to start a poultry business for our feasibility study..please.. anyone can help me?

  11. Manolito librada says:

    How to start small poultry for eggs

  12. Riza Angara Versoza says:

    Hi I have plan to start a poultry Broiler. I need supplier of Chicks and eguipment,and feedings
    Am from Casiguran Aurora.

  13. Ly Rex Catubig says:

    My home place is in Bislig City and I have Fruit farm. I still have spare land for egg farm.

    My question is, to whom should I contact buying these egg laying chicken, feeds, technology and consultation?

  14. Marien Laureto says:

    I want to start a small poultry business in Navalan,Tukuran,Ozamis
    But I dont have any idea on yhe best supplier there and how much capital do I need.

  15. Rhea Garce says:

    May I ask how to start a small poultry along sagay negros occidental, any particular chicks 🐣 supplier and even the needs.

  16. nathaniel bongcawil says:

    please furnish me a copy of any article on poultry raising

  17. Mae says:

    I want to know how much capital in order to start a poultry business, im from Agusan del Norte Butuan.

  18. Irene V. Ramilo says:

    I Am interested in this kind of business. I am from Ilocos sur

  19. Cerila says:

    Hi, kindly advice how much estimated Total amount we required for 1000 checks.

  20. Rodrigo III Candilada says:

    Mr. Rodrigo Go Candilada III. Barangay general luna toboso negros occidental.

  21. Mohammad Hassan Sheikhi says:

    All what have been said ere Essentials for running poultry but what you should know and is important is the cost of feed. It will takes almost 50% of grøss income.
    Think twice before you start.

    • Mohammad Hassan Sheikhi says:

      The cost of feeds will eat 50% of your gross income.
      This is what you should know before you start.

  22. Liza ariz says:

    I am planning to start a poultry bussiness. May pwede po ba kayong e recommend na supplier dto sa cagayan valley po..

  23. Helios Selene says:

    How much the cost for opening this kind of business? Can you help. Thank you.

  24. May says:

    Hi a blessed day, I am working here in Dubai for almost 4 years. Reading this article motivates me more to pursue this kind of business. Hoping to receive more ideas & strategic plan from you.

  25. Herman Cornel says:

    Hi My name is Herman Form Negros Occidental We are selling our poultry farm ( Egg layering Business ) If you’re interested to expand your business in negros Occidental you can reach me at this number 09460520479.

  26. Hasel says:

    Hellow…can i have a basic information on how to start a small poultry business..

    Thank you..

  27. Hasel says:

    Hellow, can i have some information on how to start small poultry business…
    Thank you..

  28. Bright says:

    I will need a help in writing proposal for poultry buisness

  29. Jomar dapetilla says:

    Taga bayugan 1 ko sir asa ta maka palit Og dekald white sir kanang ready to mangetlog na sir palit sana ko 200 piraso

  30. Blessed day Sir, I am interested to start a Poultry Business in Pangasinan. I have one hectar of land with mango trees and 1 km away from houses and from the highway. Please advise me how to start, plan and build poultry housing. And, if you can recommend where I can get supply in Pangasinan. Interested investors are welcome. Thank you so much for your help and advise.

  31. Shadrack chemwor says:

    I have contracted house which can hold 3000 chickens but I don’t have capital to raise the project in kenya.can someone wish to fund me

  32. Aires says:

    is it okay to start from RTL chickens? and magkano po ang low cost budget and hihg cost budget?
    gusto ko po mag simula sa na ng RTL 200 chickens. salamat

  33. What are the requirements for poultry business?
    Info about supplier of birds
    Supplier of feeds

  34. Cris says:

    Hello Team,

    Want to have a small poultry farm business in General Santos city.(Pacquio place)Give me more Infos.
    Thank you.

  35. Arthur Perceval says:

    How can foreigner starts such business. I am most interested in the legal process of implementation. Waht Documentation is required for Foreigners, How to register?

  36. Neil L. Carbon says:

    Hi may alam o meron ba kayong marefer na Company regarding s RTL na sila na nagsusupply lahat rtl,cages,feeds,meds,etc.. at sila na kukuha ng itlog Porsyentohan nalang sa kita. Building, Equipment, Labor, Maintenace lang yong sa may-ari ng Farm?


  37. Yoj says:

    Hi..good day. We are interested with chicken business yet we dont know how to start. Any idea about the distributor of chickens and other related needs of the business

  38. Russphil says:

    May i know for any reputable DOC supplier in davao city or nearby city…

  39. Lindley manalac says:

    Can anyone help me on how to outsource chicks and how to do it

  40. Rolando Badayos says:

    Hi good day, I am planning to start a small poultry farm in my province in Davao De Oro province, could you please let me the know procedure.

    Thank you

  41. Javier Galaura says:

    Iam interested in poultry production but my problem s the market. Can u assist me?

  42. Cristan says:

    Hello everyone. I would like to share my knowledge in poultry(broiler)farm management. It is also my long term goal to start my own Poultry farm business, but I still don’t have enough funds for it. I’ve been handling several farms here in Davao and General Santos city. If you are interested in financing this business, then we can be partners. You provide the finances and I’ll manage the farm and deliver best results. For more details, Contact me through email:
    Or 09505238587. Thank you

  43. Cristan says:

    Javier. I know how to get market. We just need to tie up to the specific companies and they will be the one who will be buying your harvestable chickens.

  44. Rusty Gonzales says:


    Can I have basic info on how to start a poultry business in Bicol. And as well as the following sources:
    1. Capital
    2. Trusted supplier of birds, Medicines and suppliers of feeds.

    Your response would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you

  45. Mr. Ace says:

    I’m looking for someone who can make money from those who raise chickens or raise eggs to become chicks for my 200 sqm lot in cavite trece farmland area, I hope someone is interested in taking care of me in my 200 sqm lot that will give me income in in the percentage of raising chickens or incubating eggs to become chicks, I hope someone notices and my area are titled of ​​my 200sqm lot, I hope there is someone interest? Just personal message on my email

  46. Jess Sumalinog says:

    I am looking for a partnership for poultry farming business. Probably nearby area like cavite and batangas. Anyone interested can send message to my email herewith. Thank you

  47. Jess Sumalinog says:

    I am looking for a partnership for poultry farming business. Probably nearby area like cavite and batangas. Anyone interested can send message to my email herewith. Thank you

  48. I am looking for a partnership for poultry farming business. Probably nearby area like cavite and batangas. Anyone interested can reply to my email Thank you

  49. elmer says:

    I am planning to start a poultry bussiness. May pwede po ba kayong e recommend na supplier sa Bohol

  50. Mark Lester says:


    Interested po akong mag start ng poultry business kasi may 5 hectares na pinamana sa amin po.

    Need ko po sana ng sample business proposal po.

    Pwede po makahingi or pwede niyo pong ma share sa email ko po

  51. Maria Delia Tam says:

    Hi good day! Can u send me more information on how to start a poultry business in Cebu. How much capital needed. If possible any project feasibility study please. Thank a lot

  52. mary arlene dasco says:

    PHP 100000 is for how many sq mtrs, and for how many birds, ventilation, lighting, water, fencing, feeding trays, etc.


  53. Louie Siriban Dupaya says:

    I am interested to start my business I’m in Qatar now start my small poltry chicken

  54. Luther says:

    I would like to know to start Small Poultry Business. Basic requirements and capital.

    Thank you

  55. Luther says:

    I would like to know how to start a Small Poultry Business. Basic requirements and capital.

    Thank you

  56. Adell Maniti says:

    who is responsible for the business permits in poultry farming, the lessor of the property or the person actually running the poultry farm?

  57. Mal says:

    Hi just wanna know if anyone here like to buy (4)poultry farm buildings

  58. Chan says:

    Hi! I want to start a poultry business and came across with your page. Can I please get more information regarding the requirements and the total cost for a start-up poultry business in Pampanga? Thank you!

  59. Lalaine Agcon says:

    I want to start a poultry business in the cordillerra region. May I have more information please. Thank you

  60. Janet says:

    Hi, may I know how to start a egg and chicken farm? I am from paniqui tarlac. Thanks

  61. Jovie Onarosa says:

    Good day everyone, I would love to get more information about starting a chicken farm or chicken poultry that will supply in eastern Visayas region VIII. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

  62. ERVER ARAGON says:

    good day sir/maam,I would to learn about poultry business .thank you

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