Kenya Agricultural Research Foundation (Kari) has come up with a new breed of indigenous chicken that offers better yield called KARI Kienyeji chicken
- The breed develops faster, is highly resistant to diseases and has high productivity.
- It achieves 1.5kg in about five months when the rest of the indigenous breeds take up to seven months or more
- ability to withstand harsh conditions is amazing
- The feathering system makes it adjust faster than the time taken by others to acclimatise with any climatic conditions, including the arid and semi-arid regions.
- The chicken is easy to maintain since it can be kept under the free range system or deep litter depending on a farmer’s financial ability and objectives
- to mature faster or produce more eggs one is advised to keep them in a semi-intensive or deep litter system
- Farmers in Kenya have an option of keeping them as layers, for meat or both.
- A hen can produce between 220 and 280 eggs a year. This is almost similar to a white leghorn exotic layer kept in a deep litter system.
- A fully grown kienyeji cockerel costs Sh1,000 while a hen costs Sh600.
You can use different ways to develop stock for any Kienyeji breed.
- Buy day old chick from trusted farmers doing breeding for the kienyeji breed
- Buy fertile eggs and hatch your own chicks
- Buy mature hens for meat or egg productions
Get The Beginner’s Guide to Improved Kienyeji and Exotic Chicken Farming in Kenya for only ksh 700. Call 0727087285
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