MeloChicks Training provides small and emerging poultry farmers access to quality online courses together with practical exercises.  Interactive workgroup sessions are held via online web conferences and onsite visits.

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    MeloChicks training launch

    by Melo Chicks -

    MeloChicks training launch will be on 17 May 2021. We will be offering our first course on how to build your own incubator. Other course topics are in progress and will be available as they are completed. If you are interested in a particular topic  please let us know by sending an email to training@melochicks.co.za.  



    Available courses

    Poultry disease management

    Poultry disease management

    Poultry disease management

    Marketing your broilers, layers and day old chicks
    MeloChicks Trainer

    Marketing your broilers, layers and day old chicks

    The course will teach you how to market your broilers, layers and day old chicks using various technologies including websites, email, social media, WhatsApp, classifieds, Google Adwords, Facebook pages & groups and other unique methods. You will learn how to setup and manage these tools to reach new customers and grow your business.

    Build your own incubator
    MeloChicks Trainer

    Build your own incubator

    This course will teach you how to build your own 80 egg incubator and the basic principles of incubation. The course topics cover include : Components and tools required, Steps to build your incubator and basic principles of incubation and includes an online workshop, How to test the incubator and calibrate the settings and includes an online workshop. Wrapup of what was learnt and how to apply the skills to a larger incubator.

    Hatchery Essentials
    MeloChicks Trainer

    Hatchery Essentials

    The course will teach you how to run a successful hatchery and basic principle of incubation and brooding. The course topics include : How to choose an incubator, incubation principles, sterilizing the incubator, sourcing and handling of fertile eggs, candling, hatching problems and analysis, programming the incubator temp, humidity, turning and alarms, calibration of incubator, maintenance of incubators. The course includes online workshops and one on onsite workshop . Wrapup of what was learnt and how to apply the skills to a larger hatchery.


    Poultry farming with broilers and layers

    Poultry farming with broilers and layers

    Poultry farming with broilers and layers