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Formulate chicken diets using Pearson square

Chicken diets can be calculated by designing a so-called Pearsonsquare The various feedstuffs are put into two groups: high protein and low protein.Within the group they can replace each other, so the price will decidewhich one will be used more. Then the averages for each group can becalculated according to the amounts of each ingredient […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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Poultry eggs incubators

Ecochicks Poultry provide high performance eggs incubators in Kenya at fair prices to promote poultry farming in Kenya. These incubators come with different capacities for different types of poultry birds ranging from  48 eggs to over 20000 eggs.

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How to start a Poultry Farming Business

1. Select your Poultry Niche The poultry industry is a broad niche. There are many sub-sectors in the poultry industry which you can tap into. Below are niches in the poultry business: Egg production (Layers breeding) Meat production (Broilers breeding) Chicken breeding (Hatchery) Poultry feed production Poultry equipment manufacturing Egg and meat processing, packaging and […]