Answers to Kienyeji chicken farming

What is Kienyeji chicken?

There are Kari improved, Kuroiler, Kenbro and Rainbow Roaster.The term ‘improved Kienyeji’ generally refers to an indigenous chicken breed obtained from natural cross-breeding between two superior breeds of Kienyeji chickens or a Kienyeji chicken and an exotic breed.Kari improved is a pure Kienyeji bird bred from a range of indigenous chickens in Kenya with known superior characteristics like growth rate and egg production.

How long does it take for Kienyeji chicken to start laying eggs?

 On average, pullets, or juvenile hens, start laying eggs at about 5 months of age, depending on the breed. Larger, heavier birds like Kuroiler, Kari improved and Rainbow will lay on the later side whereas lighter, smaller breeds like kenbro will start laying sooner.

Is Kienyeji chicken farming profitable in Kenya?

Poultry farming in Kenya is becoming one of the most profitable businesses in Kenya due to demand of kienyeji chicken by big hotels and restaurants. … The improved kienyeji chicken – this type of chicken is reared for meat production in Kenya. These chickens grow faster and are usually ready for market after approximately 3 months.

How long does it take for Kienyeji chicken to mature?

The entire development and egg laying process takes 25 to 26 hours per egg. Once an egg has been laid, it will take approximately 21 days after incubation begins to hatch into a fully developed chick.

What is improved Kienyeji chicken?

The term ‘improved Kienyeji’ generally refers to an indigenous chicken breed obtained from natural cross-breeding between two superior breeds of Kienyeji chickens or a Kienyeji chicken and an exotic breed

How much does it cost to start a poultry farm?

Cost are varied from city to city and depends on your facility also. Minimum ksh 20,000  for 500 chickens. investment for a thousand chicks is around ksh 50,000 – 100,000. poultry farm requires one square feet for one chick.

At what age do chickens stop laying eggs?

Chickens usually don’t simply “stop” laying eggs when they get to a certain age, but they will lay fewer as they get older. That said, most laying breeds will lay more or less productively in backyard terms for two or three years.

8 thoughts on “Answers to Kienyeji chicken farming”

  1. Hi,this is very interesting l want to start a poultry farm,l don’t have electricity ,can l get an incubator which purely use solar and batrees,?How should l built my poultry house?How much feeds can a hundred birds feed on per day?lam in Western do make deliveries on the items purchased?

  2. This article is amazing in helping pro poltry farmers to start an investment. In your next Butting kindly illustrate
    1. Market trends( potential buyers in 4major cities in Kenya and likelihood of getting market in East Africa countries.)
    2. Break down per unit

  3. Alfonce Muema Joseph

    am looking for where to get market for a mature chicken. I bought the chicks fed them they are mature price being offerd less than what i used to get it there

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