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Kienyeji Chicken Manual

Kienyeji Chicken Manual

We are one of the most trusted Kienyeji consultants in Kenya when it comes to Kienyeji farming. We disseminate useful and practical information and advice which help many of our farmers to capitalize on the best techniques in order to maximize their yields and make a lot of money with their Kienyeji breeds.

As part of our information pack that we give to farmers, we have three main manuals that farmers or prospective can purchase in order to absorb the right knowledge and techniques that will help them make maximum profits when it comes to Kienyeji farming. These have been designed by our agronomists and Kienyeji experts for use as self-starter guides for successful Kienyeji farming. These manuals include the following:-

The Comprehensive Kienyeji Chicken Farming Manual

This Kienyeji rearing guide is the best guide in the country for those looking for information on how to successfully rear their kienyeji breeds. It contains all the information that you will need if you are just joining the industry including the kienyeji rearing systems, how to choose the best chicken breeds, how to build a kienyeji housing structure, the feeds and feeding guide for your kienyeji chicken, health as well as the disease management in your Kienyeji chicken, the Kienyeji chicken vaccines as well as the vaccination guide, the kienyeji chicken brooding as well the placement of the chicks during brooding, how to market your kienyeji chicken products, record keeping tips in kienyeji rearing system and kienyeji chicken processing. This is a Comprehensive Kienyeji Chicken Rearing PDF guide that will give you a lot of valuable information that you need in order to be successful in Kienyeji rearing.

The manual is available for Ksh.500 and you can order it

The Kienyeji Feeds Formulation Manual

In early March, we received a phone call from a farmer who had purchased a commercial mash for her kienyeji and after a few weeks of feeding, the legs of the chicken started breaking. This is one of the main issues that many farmers face in the commercial kienyeji chicken rearing business guide. The best quality kienyeji chicken feeds costs a lot of money and the cheaper feeds are likely not well formulated and you are likely to face various complications if you purchase from an unscrupulous trader.

The Kienyeji Feeds Formulation Manual is designed to help you escape these complications and formulate high quality feeds at low cost that will contribute to the health of your birds.  In this manual, you will find general information on the poultry feeds that you should give to your kienyeji birds.  Learn about the nutrients that these feeds should constitute, the energy requirements, the proteins, vitamins, the feeding programs for the broilers, the feeding programs for the laying hens, feeding programs for the replacement pullets, chick mash, growers mash, layers mash, the feeding regime for the different ages for your chickens,  as well as how to formulate the feeds for the various kienyeji chickens including the chick mash, growers and layers mash.

The manual is available for Ksh.500 and you can order it here

The Kienyeji Housing Manual

How do you build a Kienyeji house for your flock? Order your manual here  for Ksh.250 and learn the process of building a kienyeji chicken structure along with the kinds of materials, spacing and costing for the housing.


Learn More About the KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken

Improved might sound interesting when talking about chicken.  What really does improved chicken have that the normal kienyeji chicken does not have?  The KARI improved kienyeji chicken is a special breed slightly different from the local breeds we normally breed in our homes or backyards.  One important factor that you need to take note of is that they come with higher level of returns and better yields.  The new breeds underwent a lot of research as well as trial and error and intensive interbreeding before being released into the market.  They are bigger, better and more profitable.

Some of the benefits that poultry farmers enjoy with the KARI improved kienyeji chicken include amongst others:-

  • Shorter maturing period
  • Diseases resistant
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Low feeding and maintenance level
  • Larger and healthier eggs
  • Higher and better quality meat
  • Cheaper to maintain

KARI ensures that at the time of purchase, poultry farmers are only given vaccinated chicken.  Farmers are also given vaccination rules and guidelines to help them keep the chicken disease free all their life time.  Because of this, these improved chickens are able to give higher weights thereby earning the farmers more money and or revenue.

There is also a handbook detailing the process of how to effectively benefit from KARI improved kienyeji chicken.  Farmers also undergo training which in many occasions is organized by KARI for their large numbers of growing clientele.  Such training include:-

  • How to care for the chickens
  • Required structures which should be up to standard
  • Feeding program – what kind of foods are best and the best diet
  • How handle drinking water which is a very important subject
  • Vaccinations – when these should be undertaken
  • Hygiene and proper handling of chicken at the sale point

The KARI improved kienyeji chicken feeds on natural products as much as possible.  They feed on easy to access products like green grams, maize, kale just to name a few.  Another important factor that should never be forgotten is grass.  Grass helps in digestion and should not be omitted at whatever part of the diet.  Chickens that are not caged normally have the chance to enjoy their grass meal while out scavenging.  Chicken eat grass once in the course of the day and as discussed earlier should be made part of their normal day diet.


Lastly, KARI improved kienyeji chicken also feed on termites and ants.  These can be homegrown as stated in the handbook.  Feeders should be kept clean to avoid infection of any kind.  Water should be availed for most part of the day. Buy feeders that are sturdy and can withstand a lot of movements. Ensure that you add to their feeds additional minerals which they might miss during their scavenging journey.  Just like their other counterparts, the KARI chicken should also be kept safe and away from predators which are always out looking for an easy meal.  Ensure that the cage have enough lighting, ventilation, space and security.