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Egg incubators for sale in Mombasa

We provide free deliveries of our eggs incubators for sale in Mombasa for free Ecochicks Incubators manufactures good quality egg incubators, hatchers and poultry houses, all at affordable prices. Suitable for both small and large consumers, these equipment’s are perfect for those starting their own hatcheries as well as established poultry businesses. Mombasa is an […]

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Egg incubators in Eldoret

We provide deliveries for our egg incubators in Eldoret for free Ecochicks Poultry provides and supplies poultry equipment and chicken incubators, hatchers in Eldoret. We are proud to introduce to you our new solar powered mini egg incubators. The incubator can either be powered by a 12 Volt battery when there are power cuts There […]

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What are the reasons for a high rate of piped eggs that do not hatch

Piped eggs might not hatch due to the following reasons: Eggs have been stored for too long or at too low or too high a temperature before incubation. Improper setting of eggs in incubation trays with the small end up. Wrong turning angle of the egg in the incubator Improper incubation parameters: too high or […]

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What are the reasons for rotten, exploded eggs during incubation

Eggs can become rotten or explode due to the following reasons: Eggs become infected with infectious diseases from the parent flock (Salmonella bacteria). Wet and dirty bedding or laying nests leads to infections of the egg with bacteria (e.g. Pseudomonas, E.coli, etc.). Eggs have been wet prior to setting. Improper egg cleaning procedures a) Cleaning […]

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What are the reasons for dead embryos at an early incubation stage?

Dead embryos at early stage can be caused by: A diseased parent flock. Improper nutrition of breeders e.g. the use of mouldy feed or feed lacking micronutrients Eggs are cracked, dirty or wet. Improper egg cleaning and fumigation. Eggs stored improperly or for too long before incubation. Improper incubation parameters such as too high or […]

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Reasons for a low rate of embryos in eggs

Low rate of embryos in eggs is often caused by: The male-female rate of the parent flock is not suitable: insufficient or excessive number of roosters. Imbalance of maturity or size between males and females also affects mating success. Spurs are not trimmed causes severe scratching of hens and then hens will run from mating […]

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What are the problems often encountered in a poultry hatchery

Problems often encountered in a poultry hatchery Low rate of eggs with embryos. Many embryos dead at an early incubation stage. High rate of rotten eggs during incubation. Piped eggs, without hatching. Late hatching or chicks not hatching at the same time. Complete hatch failure Poor quality of day-old birds: 1) Chicks hatch with crippled […]

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How to start a poultry farm in Kenya

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Hatching and Incubation Poultry Farming

10 Tips for Growing / Expanding Your Poultry Business in Kenya

Poultry farming is profitable alright, but a lot of people still fail and incur lots of losses in this business all the same. A lot of investors have blamed themselves for going into the business. Every business has its ‘trade secrets’ and a lot of people fail in business because they do not know the trade […]

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Cattle Farming Hatching and Incubation

Cattle Feed Pellets Making Guide

What is Cattle Feed Pellet Cattle feed pellets are a kind of compound feed and mainly made from various raw materials such as, cereals, seed from oleaginous crops and legumes, forage and dried beet pulp and additives, such as, vitamins, minerals, chemical preservatives and other essential micro-ingredients They are formulated according to the type of […]