When it comes to setting up your Kienyeji chicken house, one of the most important considerations is the location where you will build it. Choose a suitable hard soil with good drainage and ensure the space will accommodate the number of birds that you plan to keep. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind when looking for a good location for setting up your kienyeji chicken structures:-
The best place for kienyeji farming is in the rural areas. There is adequate land and the air is healthy which is conducive for kienyeji rearing as compared to urban areas. Setting up in the rural areas is also important if you want to go fully free range with your chicken farming and want them to graze on the pasture and get exposed to the sunshine so that you can have better meat and egg quality. With free range farming, you will need to allocate more land where the hens can forage.
The place that you choose should be quiet and free from noise and chaos.
Unless you are getting a long lease, it is generally not advisable to set up your kienyeji farm on rented land. This is especially so if you are putting up large costly structures on the land and being forced to leave the land mid-way may result in some losses. It is always best if you own the land on which you are planning to set up the kienyeji chicken rearing business.
The location that you choose must have a good supply of clean and fresh water.
Take precautions to get rid of predators-both human and animal-by investing in good quality fencing.
It is good to have a good access transportation
Support services: Ensure you have access to support services for the treatment of the birds, vaccination as well as advice on brooding, feeding and management amongst others.
Presence of a suitable market: Where will you sell your produce once it is ready? The presence of a suitable market is also one of the key factors when it comes to poultry production.
Proper kienyeji chicken housing is very important if you are planning to go commercial. If you are keeping chickens and buying them at a very young age, you need to offer a good kienyeji housing structure as this will help limit mortality from cold, draughts and even moderators. There is a certain style that you need to follow when you are building a kienyeji chicken house and this is adequately covered in our Kienyeji Housing Manual which we sell for Ksh.250.
While a Kienyeji Chicken house may seem like a simple structure, building an ideal structure is not as simply as it seems. You need to follow proper specifications when constructing the house. Proper kienyeji chicken housing must meet the following requirements:-
Be predator-proof, not just from the sides, but from above and below as well. Predators that would love chicken wings for dinner include but are not limited to hawks (be sure to select the right wire mesh. The holes in standard “chicken wire” are actually quite large. Yes, it will keep the chickens in, but small predators can reach through those holes and do some nasty things. We recommend one-half inch square “hardware cloth”.)
Be secure from nasty rodents (yes, rats!) that will be attracted to the feed and droppings. Rodents are burrowing creatures, so you need to block them from slipping into the coop from below. If you coop doesn’t have a floor, you need to bury small-mesh fencing down into the ground about 12″ all around the coop.
Be breezy (low in air pressure coming in) enough to prevent respiratory diseases, to which chickens are especially prone, but not so drafty (having cold air moving through in a way that is unpleasant or uncomfortable) during cold season that they freeze their tushes (tooth) off. Chickens can withstand the cold so long as it’s not drafty!
Be easy to clean so bugs and bacteria don’t fester (make the house rot).
Provide “roosting poles” for your birds to sleep on (2″ wide; rounded edges; allot 5-10″ of space per bird side to side and 10″ between poles if more than one is necessary; plus ladder-like grading so the pole furthest away is several inches higher than the closest). They like spending time in these positions.
Encourage egg-laying with 1 nest box for every four or five chickens. Nest boxes should be raised off the ground at least a few inches, but lower than the lowest roosting pole. They should also be dark and “out of the way” to cater to the hen’s instinct to lay her eggs in a safe, place.
Be roomy: at least 4 square feet per bird if birds are able to roam freely during the day, and at least 10 square feet per bird if they are permanently confined.
Accommodate a feeder and waterer, which should hang 6-8″ off the ground.
Include a removable “droppings tray” under roosting poles for capture and easy disposal of droppings. These are rich fertilizer which you can use in your farm or sell to other farmers.
Similar to the coop, the sides of the attached chicken run, if you have one, should be buried 12″ into the soil to keep predators and rodents from digging their way in. Once again, we recommend chicken wire fencing or half-inch hardware cloth. It’s also our strong recommendation that you secure the top of the run with wire mesh if possible (this is not mandatory). This will keep wild birds (which can carry communicable diseases) out and provide further defense against sly predators.
Setting the house among tall trees may help prevent aerial attack of young birds by hawks.
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The Kienyeji housing guide is a practical manual on how you can construct a chicken house. It includes information such as the right materials to use when constructing the house, the dimensions to use when constructing the chicken house as well as the costing for the kienyeji house. There are details on the right location to choose, the elevation as well as the positioning of the house. For additional information, you can order your Comprehensive Kienyeji Chicken Farming Guide Here
THE KIENYEJI HOUSING MANUAL: LEARN HOW TO BUILD A KIENYEJI CHICKEN HOUSE
Building a good kienyeji chicken house with the right design and appropriate space to accommodate your chicks doesn’t have to be difficult. Building the right chicken house design is the first step towards a profitable Kienyeji chicken farming. This is especially important if you are going to commercialize your Kienyeji farming venture and you need to protect your flock from both the thieves and the predators.
By building a proper Kienyeji house, you will be able to provide an environment for healthy and happy birds and this will in turn lead to better yields as well as lower rates for disease in your poultry flock.
Building a good chicken housing or chicken coop is not an easy process. There are some specifications and as well considerations that you need to follow when building the Kienyeji house. A good kienyeji chicken house or coop should include the following:-
Make sure it is predator proof on all sides of the house and also above.
Secure it from rodents such as rats that are generally attracted to feed on the chickens’ droppings.
Make sure it is breezy. This will protect the chickens from the respiratory diseases to which your chicks will be especially prone. However, it should not be too drafty where the cold air is moving through and making the chicks or hens uncomfortable especially during the cold seasons that their tushes or teeth are frozen off. Your chickens may withstand a little cold but not draught.
Make it easy clean to prevent the bacteria and bugs from festering.
Ensure that you have provided the “roosting poles” on which the chickens will sleep. These should be 2” wide and with rounded edges. It is advisable to allot spaces of 5-10” for every bird side to side as well as 1-“ between these poles in case you need more than one pole. You should also include ladder like grading to ensure that the poles are several inches apart. Birds generally like spending their time sitting in these positions and it prevents anti-social behaviors amongst your birds.
Put in nest boxes in the coops in order to encourage egg laying amongst the birds. There should be one nest box for every four to five chickens.
Make sure it is roomy: It should be roomy enough to accommodate at least 4 square feet for every birds where you are allowing your birds to roam freely. In case you keep the birds in spaces which are permanently confined, allow at least 10 square feet per bird.
Add feeders and drinkers on the surface. These should be hang 6-8” off the ground surface.
There should be a removable “droppings tray” which is placed under the roosting poles or perches in order to enable you to easily capture and dispose of the birds’ droppings.
If you have attached a chicken run, the sides should be buried 12” deep into the soil so that you can keep the rodents and various predators from digging into the chicken house.
If you set the house amongst the tall trees, you will also be protecting your chicks from aerial attacks by hawks.
If you want get more information and guide on how to build your Kienyeji Chicken House, order our Kienyeji Housing Manual today for only Ksh.250 per copy and begin building your Kienyeji Chicken House the right way. To place your order, call 0717444786 or 0711417887.