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Kienyeji Chicken Feed Formulation

Poultry feed formulation is both an art and science; a science in the sense that you have get the empirical side right and an art because you need to understand your poultry feed ingredients and use what is locally available. You have to use the right ingredients and mix them in the right proportion.

Formulating Poultry Feeds
Formulating Poultry Feeds

That requires understanding the nutritional needs of the chickens at every growing stage and then formulating a poultry feed that will meet their growth needs.

The feed formulation should both be accurate and economical so as to help the poultry flock hit their genetic potential of productivity without necessarily stretching your budget.

You need to understand each of the feed ingredients that you will in the feed formulation in terms of their nutritional composition, the nutritional constraints, ease of processing as well as the availability of these poultry feed ingredients in your locality. Poultry feeds account for 70% of the production costs so the economical side of poultry feed formulation must be looked at very closely.

In some cases where a certain raw material is not readily available at an affordable pricing, you will have to substitute it with another. You have to ensure that the raw material that you will be using as a substitute must nutritionally complement the one that you are replacing, otherwise you are going to meet the nutritional needs of your kienyeji chickens or commercial chicken breeds.

Poultry feed formulation is generally a very delicate process. Any slight mistake is going to have a serious impact on the feed utilization and long term productivity of your flock. This can be a serious issue where you have a large flock numbering in their thousands and their yields are going down considerably due to poor quality feeds, while the cost of feeding is remaining largely constant.

In commercial production systems, this will be characterized by decreased egg laying performance along with poor growth and underweight birds.

We have written widely on poultry feed formulation over the years. Please refer to the numerous articles, tips and guides that we have covered in this area:-

Kienyeji Chicken Feed Formulation Guide

Learn Kienyeji Chicken Feed Formulation

Kienyeji Chicken Feed Formulation

Kienyeji Chicken Feed Formulation Manual and Training

Kienyeji Feeds: Supplementing the Diet for Your Kienyeji Feeds


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.


Poultry Feed Formulation Manual is Out

Our poultry Feed Formulation Manual is out. The 36 page manual contains a step by step guide on how you can cheaply and profitably formulate your own poultry feeds using simple and easily accessible raw materials. The feed formulae provided can be used to formulate feeds not just for Kienyeji chicken but also for the exotic layers and broilers. The manual contains the following topics:-

  • Poultry nutrition general information: Feed ingredients and additives
  • Energy and nutrients for your poultry
  • Protein Feeding Requirements for your poultry
  • Vitamins for your poultry
  • Feeding programs for broilers
  • Feeding program for replacement pullets
  • Feeding Program for laying hens
  • Nutrient Requirements for your poultry
  • Chicken Feeds: Chick Mash
  • Chicken Feeds: Growers Mash
  • Chicken Feeds: Layers Mash
  • Feeding Regime for Different Ages of Chicken
  • Principles of Poultry Nutrition
  • Formulating a Tonne of layers mash
  • Formulating a Tonne of Growers Mash
  • Formulating a Tonne of Chick Mash
  • Additional Poultry Formulation Notes

For orders of the Poultry Feed Formulation Manual, please call 0711417887 or email The manual goes for Ksh.500.


Learn Kienyeji Chicken Feed Formulation

The latest additional to our informational resources is a training manual and a training workshop on the Kienyeji Feed Formulation. Farmers who formulate their own feeds typically save as much as 65% on their feeding costs and can as a result increase their profits considerably when practicing kienyeji or the free range chicken farming. Feed formulation makes a particular sense when you are running a large scale kienyeji chicken farm where the cost of feeding is cutting deeply into your profits.

With our feed formulation manual and training workshops, we will equip you with the requisite skills that will enable you formulate your own feeds for your kienyeji chicken. What is here is the formula for formulation or constituting one tonne of feed or 100Kg. A farmer or entrepreneur can customize it to the number of kilos they are formulating depending on their needs by just dividing by the number of Kilograms. You can simply extrapolate this in order to produce as much feed as would wish to.

The best thing about learning feed formulation is that you can specialize in this and start a commercial kienyeji feed formulation business where you supply other farmers with top quality feeds. What we often advise during training sessions is that you avoid cutting corners. We will teach you the skills that you can use in order to ethically produce top quality feed that will improve yields and we expect participants will internalize this knowledge and use it in the ethical production of chicken feed.

There is so much that we cover in this training in order to help you in formulating top quality feeds. These include the following:-

  • The full list of raw materials that you will need for kienyeji feed formulation.
  • How to prepare chick mash, growers mash and the layers mash
  • Protecting the feed from toxins
  • Formula or Ratio for mixing the various ingredients
  • Feed preservation
  • Packaging and storage

If you are interested in taking part in this training next month in May, please drop us an email at to reserve your place and will inform you on the scheduled date for the kienyeji chicken feed formulation training. We will charge a small fee per person for the training.


Kienyeji Chicken Feed Formulation

Chicken farming whether small scale or large scale involves two crucial things namely proper shed and a balanced diet for your chicken to be able to benefit from the farming process.  Feeds can be very expensive and a kienyeji chicken farmer it is important to find a proper and workable Kienyeji chicken feed formulation. Formulation will help you to amongst other things cut your costs by a very high percentage thereby allowing you to make incredible savings.  Proper training and guidance is necessary to be able benefit from the good returns that the market currently presents.

Feeding chicken require a better understanding of their feeding program.  Chicks because of their age and growth require to be fed with chick starter before moving to chicken pullets.  Do not forget that you just cannot feed chicken without proper training because chicken tend to be very sensitive when it comes to feeding.  That is why Kienyeji chicken feed formulation should not be handled by just anybody.  Commercial feeds come already formulated and are easier to use but costly.  To avoid incurring such unnecessary costs it is better to find a workable system of formulating your own feed for your own brood of chicken.  Many people find it cheaper and healthier to do so.


If you are a commercial farmer who intends to make money from eggs then your next Kienyeji chicken feed formulation should be the introduction of layer rations.  At this point the layers need calcium to help in proper egg development.


Is it possible to raise your own chicken feeds?

Absolutely yes!  All you need to do is to understand the right formulation method and the ages of the birds in question.  If you are a farmer, you can grow your own feeds and use it to feed your chicken.  This will be cheaper and cost effective in the long run.


You will need to have a miller or a grinder where all the feeds will have to pass through.  As a beginner you can opt for a grinder which will be cost effective until you are stable enough to buy your own miller.  Small fish like omena should also be included in the chicken diet.  Ensure that at any time you intend to make Kienyeji chicken feed formulation, the food is evenly distributed.  Interestingly, if you are a beginner, there are many chicken farmers you can visit and learn from on how they manage to make their own feeds.


Another less used and very important forum to use is the internet.  The internet is an open market and you will find very valuable lessons on how to tend to your chickens from the beginning to the last stage to avoid those loosing kilograms.  It takes a lot of time and effort to feed a chicken to a marketable weight.  There is also a stage where they should not pass.  Learn on how to avoid contaminated products when making your feeds.  Buy only fresh products that come with no contamination.