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kienyeji chicken farming manual

Poultry farming business in Kenya is very profitable but needs to be done by the book to realize this profit. The Beginner’s Guide to Improved Kienyeji and Exotic Chicken Farming in Kenya covers improved kienyeji chicken farming, layers, broilers and general poultry production. The Beginner’s Guide to Improved Kienyeji and Exotic Chicken Farming in Kenya focuses on providing […]

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chicken cage for sale in kenya

Chicken cages in kenya with a capacity of 120 birds per unit. Come with all water accessories and fixtures for addition of Manure scrapper and feed cart which are optional. Warranty is 1 years, rust free. Automated controlled system High rearing efficiency Designed for rearing and growing Floor saving and cost efficient Easy maintenance and operation 1. automatic drinking nipple Automatic drinkers ensure efficient utilization of water. it also reduces labour and […]

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hydroponics fodder for poultry

Poultry feed is some of the most expensive livestock feed on the market, making hydroponically grown fodder an easy choice for poultry producers. Sprouted fodder is considered a complete ration for poultry and contains all of the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed for optimal meat and egg production. FodderPro Feed Systems allow any size […]

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Poultry general management and feeding

Feeding Birds need feeds that give the necessary elements for body functions, including growth, and egg and meat production. This is a requirement that the free-range production system does not meet adequately. To attain a balanced diet, it is recommended that in addition to scavenging, a farmer should include protein supplements from one of the recommended cheap but quality […]

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Poultry breeding hatching and brooding

Avoid inbreeding by introducing one cock for every 10 hens every 2 years. Selection of eggs for setting Improved nutrition can raise the average number of eggs laid per clutch by 100%. Fertilised eggs are live and successful hatching depends on how they are taken care of from laying till setting. The broad end of an […]

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How to do it Poultry Farming

Poultry Diseases prevention and treatment

Diseases may be defined as illness of one or more of the body organs or tissues, caused by pathogens or germs. Germs (virus, bacteria) and protozoa are classified according to size. Parasites, though not germs, can cause ill health. The significance of a disease depends on the rate of infection or infestation and the number of birds that die. […]

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External parasites of Kienyeji chicken

External parasites infest poultry houses and breed in cracks of the buildings. The species commonly found include lice, mites, fleas and ticks, though very rare. They affect all ages of birds but are severe in chicks. They are spread by infected birds and pets. Lice lay eggs on the feathers and suck blood from chicken, […]

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Crops Poultry Farming

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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Crops Poultry Farming

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 […]