Rhode Island Red Chicken Breed Characteristics and Management

Rhode Island Red, a dual-purpose chicken breed, is one of the most popular breeds in the world. This is because it requires low maintenance, is hardy and is a very good layer. Friendly and gentle, Rhode Island Red is a good forager, able to look for its own feed. Due to its great characteristics, Rhode […]

How many chickens should I keep in order to make a profit?

As a farmer, your major goal should be to maximize the income you earn from your venture just like any other business person targets. While doing so, many farmers especially newbies tend to want to work along with possible limits that their farms can allow. While doing this makes sense, many farmers just find it […]

Kuroiler Chicken Breed information and management

Kuroiler chicken, a crossbreed created by Keggs farms in India in the early 1990s, is a dual purpose chicken breed. It is a cross of either White Leghorn roosters or colored broiler roosters with Rhode Island Red hens. It has gained popularity among chicken farmers in Kenya. From India, it was exported to Uganda, when many […]

Common Poultry And Chicken Diseases

The chicken farmer needs to have a good understanding of chicken diseases, their causes, symptoms, cures and prevention. Diseases are any changes in the chicken’s natural body functions that affect their production, growth and survival. Chicken diseases are one of the biggest challenges in poultry farming. Be it chicken, ducks, geese, turkey or any other […]

Best Ways of Stopping Chicken From Eating Eggs

One of the major issues you might face in your chicken farming business is your chickens eating their eggs. This will reduce the number of eggs you collect thus affecting your bottom line.  The habit of chickens eating eggs is caused by several reasons. Once you identify the reasons your chickens might eat your eggs, […]

Sasso Chicken Breeds Details and Management Information

The Sasso broiler chicken, made to be hardy and to as a slow-growing bird, is a broiler alternative to the fast-growing hybrid broilers that are based on the cornish cross.  Sasso is actually not a breed name, but the name of the French company that has been breeding chicken for decades. The major focus for Sasso […]

Complete Guide to Chicken Feed Formulation

Making your own chicken feed at home can help in cutting down on the cost of purchasing chicken feed. Formulating your own chicken feed is advantageous because you will be able to control the quality. Saving on the cost and feeding your chicken with high-quality chicken feed will ensure that you maximize profit. Feeding chicken with […]

Adding Value to eggs through egg powder production

Egg powder is a dried egg product with a similar texture to milk powder. Dried eggs are the complete eggs, the egg white or the yolk, dried to a powder.   It still retains its nutritious elements such as proteins, minerals, and calcium, and has added advantage of improving food consistency, chewiness, and thickening. History […]

Vaccination schedule for Kienyeji chicken for 2022 [Download]

Indigenous chicken, also known as Kienyeji are much sought after because of the quality of their meat and eggs. They are hardy but also need to be taken care of, in terms of vaccination, in order to ward off diseases that can be fatal or drastically decrease production.   Most common diseases in kienyeji chicken Kienyeji chicken (Indigenous […]

Broiler Feeding Program, Lighting Program and Growth Chart

The broiler feeding process is aimed at making sure that the bird, being raised for meat, attains the desired weight at the time of slaughter. To attain this, the correct feeding schedule must be followed, day by day, week by week.  Failure to do this will lead to an increase in the duration the farmer […]

How to Start Profitable Kienyeji Chicken Farming in Kenya. Download FREE Business Plan

Kienyeji chicken is a broad name used for indigenous chicken breeds in Kenya, mostly reared in the village under the free-range method. They are also referred to as village chicken or road runners in other regions.  Farming Kienyeji is becoming popular in Kenya today because the chicken is considered organic and hence the preferred healthier […]

Layer Poultry Farming Production and Management Guide

Layers are birds that are primarily kept for egg production. For commercial egg production, good management of layers is off uttermost importance if the poultry farmer is to achieve maximum production.  Layers start laying from about the 18th to 19th week and lay until about 72 weeks. This means laying will not start as soon […]

Potch Koekoek Chicken Breed Characteristics and Management

The Potch KoeKoek is a free-range, dual-purpose chicken breed developed in the 1950s, at Potchefstroom agricultural college in South Africa. It is a cross between the Black Austrolorp chicken breed and the white leghorn chicken breed with a strain of the Barred Plymouth Rock chicken breed. Common in Southern African Countries, the potch Koekoek is […]

Boschveld Indigenous Chicken Breed Information and management.

The Boschveld is an indigenous chicken reared across Africa. It is a crossbreed between the Ovambo, Matabele and Venda free-range indigenous chicken of southern Africa. Bred to be resistant to diseases, grow quickly, defend themselves against predators and survive on whatever food is available, the Boschhveld chicken can survive in tough climates. Mike Bosch, over […]

KARI Improved Kienyeji / Karlo Improved Kienyeji Breed Information and management.

KARI improved Kienyeji was bred by the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute(KARI), now known as Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Institute (KARLO) at their research centre in Naivasha, in collaboration with researchers from Egerton University, Njoro. Research and Breeding of the KARI improved Kienyeji started in 2002, when breeders at the KARI research centre wanted to […]

Rainbow Rooster Chicken Breed Information and management

The Rainbow rooster is a dual-purpose, low-input, multicoloured chicken from India. It was bred by Indbro Research and Breeding Farms in Southern India as part of a food program by the state. Rainbow Roosters have been distributed to Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan through Partnerships with Indbro Research. This chicken breed has also been exported […]

Kenbro Chicken Breed Information and management

Kenbro chicken is a dual-purpose breed developed and distributed by Kenchic Limited in Kenya.  The poultry farmer can keep it for both eggs and meat.  Meant for free-ranging, Kenbro is disease resistant.  It has a well-rounded body shape. Kenchic developed this breed as a replacement for indigenous village chicken.  Kenbro starts laying eggs at 25 […]

How to Manage Chicks from 0 weeks to 8 weeks

Brooding is the period immediately after hatching when the chicks need special care and management for their survival. Bringing in new chicks indicates that you are ready to start the journey into poultry farming. How you handle day-old chicks in their first weeks will affect productivity in the future. This means how the chickens gain […]

How To Start Poultry and Chicken Farming : Value Addition

Value addition is the process of adding value to a product or service through special processing, marketing or manufacturing. Value addition is often driven by the need to offer more convenience to the customer.  Poultry is one product that you can add value to everything, and even offer a value-added service based on it. With poultry, […]

How To Start Poultry and Chicken Farming: Record Keeping.

As a chicken farmer, you understand housing, disease control, vaccination, and brooding. However, do you understand record keeping? It is a very vital part of your chicken farming venture.  Put in mind that for you to succeed, income and expenses have to be factored in so that you can know if your business venture is […]

How To Start Poultry and Chicken Farming in Kenya

Are you thinking of starting a chicken business? Are you already in the chicken farming business but is wondering how to grow your business? Then worry no more.  In this series of articles, we will discuss how to start a poultry farm. Put in mind that, in recent years, chicken farming has grown to become one […]