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Lawyer turns passion for rare birds into lucrative venture

Peter King’ara, 44, has always been passionate about birds. He has travelled to different parts of the world looking for rare species to keep at his sanctuary in Gichiche Village, Othaya. Under his Barefoot Venture project, the farmer-cum-lawyer keeps more than 30 different species of birds. “I have gone as far as America and Britain […]

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Former fisherman hatches an idea for poultry business

Communities in the lakeside region have traditionally relied on fishing as their main source of livelihood but with declining stocks, most fishermen are diversifying their sources of income. Stephen Ogembo, 39, is one such man who has shifted from fishing in Lake Victoria to poultry farming. ‘‘Fishing has been the main economic activity in the […]

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Poultry farmers adopt improved indigenous breed of chicken

This comes against a backdrop of increased cost of production for broilers and layers variety, where 70 per cent of the expenditure emanates from feeds, according to the stakeholders. Kenbro, which belongs to Kenchic, was developed by a French company. The eggs from this type of chicken are in high demand with one selling at […]

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Prices of Poultry Egg Incubators in Kenya

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A List of poultry farming equipment and their uses

Poultry farming is a very lucrative aspect of agriculture under livestock farming. For you to achieve maximum result in your poultry farming business, there are certain equipments that are necessary. Now for those who are in the process of starting a poultry farming business or you are still in the planning phase, this writeup will […]

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How to make mobile Poultry Structures

Technically, the pastured poultry method doesn’t allow chickens to roam freely, eating whatever they want. Instead, it’s a system of confining chickens on a piece of grass or pasture that should be managed or cared for so that it provides the maximum benefits for chickens. Most pastured poultry are also fed some commercial feed or […]

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Helping a chick hatch

Sometimes people feel sorry for a chick that appears to be having trouble getting out of an egg. It may have pipped (made a tiny hole) and have its beak out, but it may seem unable to proceed any farther. The temptation is great to help these chicks, but doing so can cause more harm […]

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Looking Inside the Egg

When you’re incubating eggs, you may want to know what’s going on inside them. If you’re new to incubation or you have children, you may want to open an egg every couple of days and look inside. This will kill the embryo, of course, but it gives you a fascinating look at the miracle of […]

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Hatching eggs

Solar Eggs Incubators On the 18th day of incubation, you also need to increase the humidity in theincubator to 65 to 70 percent. You may want to increase the ventilation —refer to your incubator’s directions to see whether doing so is advised. Getyour brooder set up and warmed on the 20th day so you can […]

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Caring for eggs in the incubator

A mother hen seems to know instinctively what her eggs need. If it’s very hot, she gets off the eggs to let them cool a little; if it’s cold, she sits tightly. Her body provides the perfect humidity, and she fills it with water herself. When you take over the job of incubation, you can […]