As we have repeatedly emphasized, a good kienyeji chicken structure is very key to successful commercial farming. If you have land in the rural areas, this should be a very easy and also low cost step as constructing these do not cost too much. There is a great array of materials that you can use in order to build the kienyeji chicken house based on your budget and even preferences.
There are important factors that you need to consider when it comes to building the kienyeji chicken structure. First, the house should be in a good location. You must also get the dimensions and the specifications right when you constructing the house. It must the right size that will accommodate the right density of the chicken. We have indicated information on the right density for your kienyeji chicken house in Kienyeji Housing Manual. When it comes to the spaces, the poultry house should be spacious enough to accommodate the birds, the equipment such as drinkers and feeders as well as the installation such as the perches.
If you are going to rear your kienyeji chicken in the free range system or the improved kienyeji rearing system, you will also need to leave some outside space that will serve as the chicken run. This is where the birds can graze and eat some of the pasture which is good for the quality of the meat. Here are some of the general tips that you should consider when you are building the poultry structure for your kienyeji hens:-
- Good ventilation is must when you are building the Kienyeji Chicken House. In our Kienyeji Housing Manual, we have indicated the amount of space that you should leave behind when constructing the house. Good ventilation of the house will ensure not just good health of the birds but also proper growth and this too contributes to better meat and egg quality.
- There are design specifications that you should adopt which will ensure the proper flow of air inside the kienyeji structure without getting too draughty. The interior of the house should also have good lighting.
- Try as much as possible to position the house in the East-West direction but ensure the ends are sealed. This allows free flow of air into the house without it getting too draughty.
- If you are doing an extensive commercial kienyeji chicken farming and are building several houses in rows, try to leave a distance of at least 40feet between the two houses.
- Good housing maintenance is very important. Ensure that the kienyeji chicken structure is always kept very clean and fresh at all times. Before you bring the first batch of chicks into the house, always ensure that it is cleaned at least two weeks in advance and disinfected.
- Build the house in a sealed way to ward off all the harmful animals as well as predators burrowing in and gaining access to the house.
- Build proper drainage so that rainwater does not get inside the house.
- All the poultry equipment should be kept at a good distance inside the house. They should be well spaced so that the hens are not overcrowded while they are feeding.
- The house and equipment for your poultry should be cleaned on a regular basis.