128 eggs incubator
128 eggs incubator

Ecochicks Poultry Ltd is a supplier incubators for hatching eggs in Kenya. We have a partner manufacturer abroad and this makes our machine highly efficient to more than 90%,  very reduced prices compared to other sellers, warranty, support and maintenance for free for one year. We also offer trainings on handling incubators, hatching and brooding together with general poultry production..

We supply our eggs incubators countrywide including Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Meru, Kisii and all parts of Western Kenya

Setting Capacity for Poultry EggsModel NoIncubator Price
56Fully Auto Eco56Ksh16,000
60Semi Auto Manual Egg TurnerKsh12,000
6464 Eco Solar incubatorKsh18,000
96Huru100 Fully Auto Digital and Auto turnerKsh20,000
112Auto Solar 112 Eggs DigitalKsh23,000
128Huru128 Fully Auto Digital Auo turnerKsh25,000
192Huru180  Fully Auto Digital and Auto turnerKsh30,000
264Huru280 Fully Auto Digital and Auto turnerKsh45,000
300Huru300 Solar Fully Auto turner DigitalKsh54,000
352Huru360  Fully Auto Digital and Auto turnerKsh57,000
528Huru530 Fully Auto Digital and Auto turnerKsh60,000
880Neo 900  Chicks Fully Auto Digital and Auto turner incubator with a back up generatorKsh75000
1056Leo1000 Digital Auto turner with a back up generatorKsh80,000
1232Leo1000 Digital Auto turner with a back up generatorKsh100,000
2112Leo1000 Digital Auto turner with a back up generatorKsh130,000

 

 

Mini incubators

These are small capacity incubators from ten eggs to 100 eggs capacity. The come in different shapes and operations. Some are fully automatic and others manual turning and controls.  Manual eggs incubators come in two main categories; manual turning and digital controls of temperature and humidity; manual turning and manual controls. They are best situated for

  • Hatching chicks for small scale poultry farmers
  • poultry and eggs hatching hobbies
  • School laboratory

Mini eggs incubators

500 eggs solar incubator

500 Eggs Automatic Solar Incubator

Ksh 70,000

56 eggs incubator

Digital 56 Eggs Solar Incubator

Ksh 16,000

128 Solar Poultry Eggs Incubator

Ksh 25,000

300 solar egg incubator

300 Eggs Solar Automatic Chicken Incubator

Ksh 54,000

64 Chicken Eggs Solar Incubator

Ksh 18,000

104 eggs incubator

112 Digital Solar Egg Incubator

Ksh 25,000

Medium capacity incubators

These are capacities ranging 100 eggs to 2000 eggs. All of these eggs incubators are fully automatic. The controls for temperature and humidity are digital and turning is auto. Due to the capacity of this machine they require a ventilation fan, excess heat fan, water and air heating elements and turning motors.

The have the following

  • Digital displaying of temperature, humidity and turning frequency
  • Full automatically temperature controlling
  • Full automatically humidity controlling
  • Full automatically eggs turning
  • Full automatically alarming
  • Full automatically cooling and ventilator
  • Back emergency system
  • Microcomputer, completely automatic incubator
  • Hatching rate more than 90%.

Medium capacity eggs incubators

60 Eggs LED Display Incubators

Ksh 12,000

96 Digital Egg Incubator Hatcher 

Ksh 25,000

Hatching Incubator 128 Eggs Capacity

Ksh 25000

528 Chicken Eggs Automatic Incubator

Ksh 60,000

500 Eggs Solar Incubator

Ksh 70,000

64 Auto Egg Incubator New Model With Rollers

Ksh 18,000

Ecochicks 112 Egg Automatic Turning Incubator with Egg Rollers

Ksh 25,000

300 Eggs Automatic Solar Incubator

Ksh 54,000

1056 Automatic Egg Incubator with LED display

Ksh 80,000

2112 Egg Incubator, Digital Fully Automatic

Ksh 120,000

Poultry farming is a very lucrative aspect of agriculture under livestock farming. For you to achieve maximum result in your poultry farming business, there are certain equipments that are necessary.

Now for those who are in the process of starting a poultry farming business or you are still in the planning phase, this writeup will prove valuable to you. It is also important you know that this article is a continuation of our poultry business plan publication. Without wasting your time, below is a comprehensive list of poultry equipments and there uses.

A List of Poultry Farming Equipments and their Uses

1.Water equipments

  • Pan and jar type.

This type of waterer is circular in nature, having two compartments i.e. jar for filling water and pan for delivering water.

  • Water basin made of plastic / wood/GI with grill

Basins of different diameters are available (10”, 12”, 14” and 16” diameter).

A separate grill is available to prevent the entry of birds inside the water.

  •  Bell type automatic waterer 

These are made of high-impact plastic in a bell shape usually suspended from separate pipeline for the purpose.

This type of waterers has control over the water flow and maintains the required water level always.

There will be a continuous flow of water so as to ensure water available for the birds throughout the day.

Height at which the water is available can be easily adjusted by simple clamp mechanism and rate of flow water is adjustable by a valve (spring-mounted). Plastic drinkers will be brightly colored (red,blue) and hence are expected to attract layers, especially chicks to water.

No. of bell-drinkers=1.3*(circumference÷ Drinker space)

  • Nipple drinker 
Nipple drinker

It can be used both in deep-litter and in cage system.

When used in deep-litter system, it is attached with cup under the nipple to prevent wetting of litter material.

These drinkers look like a nipple and water drops comes out when they are pressed.

They can be used for all types and classes of birds, but most commonly used in laying cages.

One nipple drinkers in each cage housing 3 layers is sufficient.

  •  Manual drinker

In case of chicks during first week of brooding, manual drinkers are popularly used.

manual drinker

They also referred as “fountain drinkers” because water comes out of the holes like that in case of a fountain.

The main advantage of manual drinkers is the ease of giving vitamins and other probiotics/medicines/vaccines through water.

Manual drinkers with stand made of high-impact plastic in bright colors (red or blue) are available.

Arrangement of drinkers at an equal distance of 0.6m between any two feeders and feeder and a drinker.

2.Feeding Equipments

Feeders are equipments used in feeding poultry birds. The food is deposited in the feeder and the birds feed from it. The amount of feeders provided for a poultry farm should be according to to amount of birds available. It is important that you always keep the feeders clean to ensure the health safety of the birds.

  •  Linear feeder 

Different sizes of linear feeder with guards are available.

Linear Feeder

No of linear feeders = (2*Length of the feeder) ÷ Feeder space with all measurements in cm.

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Provision is also made to adjust the height of the feeder.

Linear feeders are usually made of Galvanized Iron. However it can as well be made out of any locally available material like wood, bamboo, etc.

Provisions for stability and adjustment in height at which the feeder stands have to be made in its design.

Birds can stand on either side of the linear feeder.

Total feeder space available = 2* length.

  • Circular feeder 

These are semi-automatic feeders and can hold 5 to 7 kg feed in its cone at a time.

The feed is slowly delivered to the bottom by gravity.

Circular Feeder

It can also be attached with feed grills to prevent wastage.

These are made of high plastic and usually suspended from roof/ roof-truss or from separate pipeline for the purpose.

These are also called as ‘hanging feeders’.

These feeders are available in different capacity and when completely full, the feed will suffice 4 to 7 days, depending upon the age and number feeding on them.

The height at which the feed is available can be easily adjusted by simple clamp mechanism.

Plastic feeders will be brightly colored (red or blue, generally) and hence are expected to attract layers, especially chicks to feed.

No. of hanging feeders = 1.3* (Circumference ÷ Feeder space) with all measurements in cm.

30% more birds can be accommodated in a hanging feeder when compared to that in linear feeder.

  • Shell grit box 
shell grit box

It is used to provide shell grit to the layer birds as a supplemental source of calcium.

  • Automatic feeder 
Automatic Feeder

In case of automatic feeder the feed is supplied to the entire length of the poultry house by specially designed feed troughs with auger type or chain type devices to move the feed from the feed bins to the other end.

These are operated with electricity and the height of the feeder can be adjusted depending upon the age of the birds.

  • Heaters or Brooders

It is essential that the temperature of the poultry farm be regulated especially during cold weather. The heater or brooder is an equipment used in regulating and increasing the temperature of the poultry farm. These helps to keep the birds warm when the weather is cold.

  • Charcoal stove / kerosene stove
Charcoal stove

These are used in places where electricity is not available or costly and where power failure is quite common.

These stoves are covered with plates or pans to sustain the heat in the brooding area.

  •  Gas brooder

Natural gas, LPG or methane is connected to heating element which is hanged 3 to 5 feet above the chick to provide heat.

Gas brooder

It is attached with canopy type reflectors to reflect the heat towards the chicks.

  •  Infra-red bulbs
    infra-red bulbs

It is a self reflecting bulb and hence no need of reflector over the bulbs.

150 and 250 watt bulbs are available to provide sufficient heat to 150 and 250 chicks, respectively.  

  •  Reflectors/ Hovers 
Light reflector

These reflectors are called Hovers.

These are reflectors of heat and light.

These hovers are flat provided with heating element, heating mechanism and pilot lamp and in some cases thermometer are also there in order to record the temperature.

Generally they are mounted with stands on all four corners, instead of hanging from the roof.

Other Poultry Farming Equipments and their Uses
  • Incubator

This is an instrument used in hatching eggs. Egg hatchery with an incubator can be described as a means of hatching of eggs in an unnatural way. These means can be employed when there are many eggs to be hatched.

  • Chick box

The chick box is an equipment where the poultry birds are kept for egg laying. It has a roll away egg tray attached to it so that when eggs are layed, they roll away and the birds will not trample on the eggs. This particular equipment help in preventing egg damage.

  • Fly Tray

Fly trap is an equipments used in controlling the number of  flies around a poultry farm. It helps to poultry farmer reduce the number of  flies in the poultry.

  • Poultry Plucker Rubber Finger

This is an equipment applied to chicken dressing machine. These rubber fingers are fixed to the bottom and side plate of the of the dressing machine in order to produce many dressed chicken in a short period.

  • Egg Tray

This is an equipments used in setting the eggs. Just like the name, it is a tray-like equipment where the eggs are place for sampling.

  • Poultry Incubator Controller

Poultry incubator controller is an equipments used for controlling the incubator and timer counter. It displays the temperature and humidity condition of the incubator.

  • Ventilation Fan

The ventilation fan is an equipments used for ensuring maximum ventilation in the poultry farm. It is also an equipments used in reducing the temperature of the poultry farm  during a hot weather.

  • Laying Nest

Laying nest is another equipment that help the birds for laying of eggs. One of the advantages of this equipment is that it increases the egg productivity of the poultry birds.

  • Egg Scale

This is an equipments used in weighing the weight of the eggs. It helps the poultry farmer know the eggs that are fertile enough for hatchery because it is assumed that an under weight egg does not have what it take to form a chick.

  • Egg Washer

Egg washer is an equipment  that makes use of a powder called the egg washing powder. Water is added into the egg washer and then the egg washing powder is added also. It is used for washing the eggs before delivery.

  • Water Pots and Drinkers

Neat water is required for growth and digestion in poultry birds just like in humans. Therefore, the drinkers are equipments used for supplying water to the birds. You must ensure that the drinkers are washed regularly to avoid disease.

  • Cages and Coops

This poultry equipments is used for keeping poultry birds. Coops and cages are poultry equipments suitable for small scale poultry farming.

  • Dressing Machine

 

This is an equipment used for feathering birds after slaughter. The use of a dressing machine  makes chicken dressing easier, clean and hygienic.

Lastly, the use of protective clothing for humans is very necessary. Special protective clothing like hair caps, disposable sleeves, boots and coverall are required to avoid  transfer or contamination from the birds to man or from man to the birds. Also, it is important to ensure that visitor disinfect their hands before touching the birds.

Solar Eggs Incubators

On the 18th day of incubation, you also need to increase the humidity in the
incubator to 65 to 70 percent. You may want to increase the ventilation —
refer to your incubator’s directions to see whether doing so is advised. Get
your brooder set up and warmed on the 20th day so you can transfer the
chicks to it (see Chapter 14 for more on brooders).
Eggs that were put in the incubator at the same time should hatch within
18 hours of each other (see the section “Knowing what to look for: Stages of
embryonic growth” later in this chapter for more on embryo growth). Chicks
struggle to get out of the egg, and it may take some time for a chick to fully
hatch. If a chick requires help hatching, it usually isn’t a strong, healthy chick.

When chicks start hatching, people get excited, and they want to open the incubator
and handle the chicks. Stop right there!Leave the chicks alone until they
are dry and fluffy. They’re fine in the incubator for a few hours while the others
hatch. Remove the dry fluffy ones every six hours and put them in the brooder.
Every time you open the incubator, you lower the temperature and humidity
and make it harder for those still hatching. If there are eggs left after 18 hours
from the time the first chick hatched, you can leave them for another 24 hours,
but after that, examine some of them for signs of pipping or just throw them out.