Poultry

Improve your earnings from indigenous chickens

Unlike in the past when most consumers in urban areas preferred to eat broilers, today consumers both in rural and urban areas have a high demand for local chicken more than broilers. Most food outlets in both urban and rural areas are often flooded with consumers demanding local chicken.

Know more about Foot Pad Dermatitis in poultry

Foot Pad Dermatitis is a common problem of chicken reared under intensive housing systems but farmers ignore it due to lack of knowledge. Foot Pad Dermatitis (FPD) also known as foot burn is a common condition amongst commercially reared turkey poults (young turkeys) and broilers.

Incubators improve poultry production

More and more farmers are discovering the advantage of using egg incubators. They want to improve poultry keeping; some even try to commercialize this business. The venture is highly profitable as there is a big demand for chickens.

Proper management improves poultry production

Many poultry farmers assume that indigenous chickens can fend on their own especially when put on free range. But, this is not the case. Chicken require thorough care; feeding, housing, disease control and protection from predators.

Know the right type of chicken to rear for profit

Many farmers rush to buy new chicken breeds coming into the market without knowing their qualities only to end up with regrets and losses. Poultry keeping is now one of the most popular agribusiness enterprises that many people in Kenya want to go into.

Disease prevention important in chicken rearing

Chickens are very vulnerable to diseases. Farmers can, however, keep away diseases through proper feeding, housing, hygiene and regular vaccinations. Some poultry diseases can wipe out an entire flock or reduce the chickens' production potential.

Poultry Keeping: What farmers need to succeed

Poultry keeping continues to be one of the most popular enterprises among small-scale farmers in Kenya. This is because it is one of cheapest farming enterprises that require little capital to start. Of late, there has been a shift towards keeping indigenous chickens.

Farmers go for productive chicken breed

The shortage of Kenbro chicks has led to a situation where farmers breed their own Kenbro stock and sell to other farmers. The demand for cross breeds is making companies that breed and sell day-old-chicks as they are not able to meet this demand.

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