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.
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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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.
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