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Calculations in making own poultry feed

We shall be using  The Pearson Square methodrelies on the Digestible Crude Protein (DCP) as the basic nutritional requirement for feed. The most common ingredients used in poultry feed are whole maize, maize germ, cottonseed cake, soya beans, sunflower or omena (fishmeal). The farmer needs to know the Digestible Crude Protein (DCP) of the raw […]

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Sources of capital for your poultry farm

Are you worried about how to get funds to start or expand your poultry business? The best way to get funding for your poultry farm is to go as a group. You can join a group of poultry farmers or form one in your area; that way, it would be easier to get the attention of lenders. […]

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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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How to construct a chicken house

The materials which are used should be: durable (lasting) easy to handle and easy to repair if damaged readily available and as cheap as possible Building and repairs should preferably be carried out by the poultry farm itself in order to reduce costs. The width of the house should generally not exceed 9 metres when […]

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Chicken vaccines and their prices

Disease  Age  Vaccine Name  Method of administartion Estimate price  Marek’s  1 day Marek  subcutaneously injection  ksh 3500/1000doses  Newcastle/infectious bronchitis  7th day  NCD+IB  Drinking water ksh 500/1000 doses  Bursal disease(Gumboro)  14th  Bursal disease(Gumboro)  Drinking water  ksh 650/1000 doses  Bursal disease(Gumboro)  21st  Bursal disease(Gumboro)  Drinking water Newcastle/infectious bronchitis  35th  NCD+IB  Drinking wate  ksh 500/1000 doses  fowl typhoid  56th […]

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Economies of broiler farming setup

Economics of Broiler Farming – at a Glance 1. Unit Size : 1000 broiler birds per month 2.250 broilers in a week 3. System of rearing : Deep litter system Sr. No Particulars Specifications Physical  Units Unit cost(Ksh/ Unit) Total cost (Ksh) 1 Sheds and other structures a) Broiler sheds ( 4 sheds) 1 sft. […]

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Points to consinder while starting chicken farming in Kenya

Can I rear Kienyeji for commercial purpose Farmers have been calling Ecochicks Poultry with similar inquires and this is my take.  Yes but having considered the following. There are only 2 main ventures in poultry rearing, eggs or meat. We mainly have 3 types of chicken for that. Layers, Broilers and Kienyeji. Kienyeji feeds more than […]

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Kienyeji diseases and their treatments

Disease Age affected   Symptoms Treatment NCD All Depression, poor appetite, coughing and difficult breathing, diarrhea, nervous signs, twisted neck and death in large numbers in short time   Vaccination  antibiotic to control secondary infections   Fowl pox   All but serious at point of lay   Spreading eruption on comb, wattle nose & other […]

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What to do when Kienyeji Hens have drastically reduced their laying

What to do when Kienyeji Hens have drastically reduced their laying. You can boost kienyeji hens to lay by doing one of the following Feed one gram of honey mixed with water with the forage to the hen every morning and evening. 2. 8% boiled vegetable seeds are added as additive with the forage. 4. […]

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Why poultry farmers fail in Kenya

Why poultry farmers fail in Kenya No feasibility study In most cases, farmers make little or no effort to carry out a feasibility study. The most important of these are the suppliers of day-old chickens, point-of-lay hens, feed, medicine, disinfectants and vaccines,cost of inputs and profit projection . Also often missing are veterinary services and sufficiency […]