Animal ProductionPoultry Farming

Chicken production systems

Free-range chicken production system This chicken production system is practiced in most rural areas of the country and objectives of production are for household consumption and as source of additional income for the household. It covers 95-98% of the chicken production system in Kenya and  it is not profitable since it is not market oriented. It…

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How I make money from raising fish and poultry on my balcony

When you visit Robert Mwakio’s farm in Nairobi’s Buruburu Estate, you will be amazed. Mwakio has developed an innovative way to make use of a small urban space to keep fish and chicken. He states that this form of farming is called aquaponic poultry. He states that this is an integrated farming model where fish,…

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Hatching kienyeji chicks fetches more money than eggs

Some hens cluck as they run around the compound and others browse the ground for food. The cocks, on the other hand, crow intermittently just to assure the rest of the brood that everything is under control. This is Richard Rono’s home in Kapchekoro village, Bomet County, where the farmer keeps chicken. However, unlike many…

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Embracing Kienyeji Chicken can give you high returns

I was going through the Standard Newspaper archives this morning and found this interesting article about Kienyeji poultry farming. Talk about good reads!! Nairobi, Kenya: For many years, poultry farmers in Kenya have been rearing exotic breeds for commercial purposes. The birds, which lay hundreds of eggs annually, have been the darling of many farmers.…