There are Kari improved, Kuroiler, Kenbro and Rainbow Roaster.
The term ‘improved Kienyeji’ generally refers to an indigenous chicken breed obtained from natural cross-breeding between two superior breeds of Kienyeji chickens or a Kienyeji chicken and an exotic breed.
Kari improved is a pure Kienyeji bird bred from a range of indigenous chickens in Kenya with known superior characteristics like growth rate and egg production.
On average, pullets, or juvenile hens, start laying eggs at about 5 months of age, depending on the breed. Larger, heavier birds like Kuroiler, Kari improved and Rainbow will lay on the later side whereas lighter, smaller breeds like kenbro will start laying sooner.
Poultry farming in Kenya is becoming one of the most profitable businesses in Kenya due to demand of kienyeji chicken by big hotels and restaurants. … The improved kienyeji chicken – this type of chicken is reared for meat production in Kenya. These chickens grow faster and are usually ready for market after approximately 3 months.
The entire development and egg laying process takes 25 to 26 hours per egg. Once an egg has been laid, it will take approximately 21 days after incubation begins to hatch into a fully developed chick.
The term ‘improved Kienyeji‘ generally refers to an indigenous chicken breed obtained from natural cross-breeding between two superior breeds of Kienyeji chickens or a Kienyeji chicken and an exotic breed
Cost are varied from city to city and depends on your facility also. Minimum ksh 20,000 for 500 chickens. investment for a thousand chicks is around ksh 50,000 – 100,000. poultry farm requires one square feet for one chick.
Chickens usually don’t simply “stop” laying eggs when they get to a certain age, but they will lay fewer as they get older. That said, most laying breeds will lay more or less productively in backyard terms for two or three years.