Category Archives: Kienyeji Farming

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.


Professional Training Services on Kienyeji Chicken Farming

Looking for professional training services on Kienyeji chicken farming and management in any corner of Kenya? We do capacity building in poultry and commercialization of poultry production to self-help groups, CBOs, NGOs and other organizations working with smallholder farmers as beneficiaries in economic empowerment.

The training encompasses the following 3 phases”

Poultry Production and Commercialization of chicken production

Phase 1 of Training on Kienyeji Chicken Farming

1. Role of Indigenous Chicken in Household Economy (Gender roles, food security, income generation)

2. Production systems and profitability (Organized chicken production)

3. Disease control and bio-security

4. Chick Management (DoC-8 weeks)

5. Flock Management ( keeping the flock healthy and productive, flock sizes, general biosecurity, laying, brooding and hatching)

6. Chicken housing ( types of housing, construction of chicken house, roost and perches, maintaining a chicken house, provision of nest and protection from predators and theft)

7. Feeds and Feeding

Phase II of Training on Kienyeji Chicken Farming

8. Breeding Management (Chicken selection and mating, breed selection, characteristics of a good layer/meat bird, cross breeding)

9. Record Keeping and profitability

Phase III of Training on Kienyeji Chicken Farming

10. Marketing and value additions

11. Financial Literacy Training

12. Other diseases and vices

Contact us for further engagement.

For additional information on this training program, call 0711417887 or email


Kienyeji Chicken Feed Formulation

Our poultry feed formulation helps you run your own little backyard factory making the chick mash, growers mash and layers mash while cutting down on your production costs by as much as 65% without compromising on the quality of the feeds. Linkages and advice will be offered by our team on an ongoing basis until you have mastered the art of poultry feed formulation. Embrace smart poultry farming. For additional details, call 0717444786 or email


Where to Find Market for Your Kienyeji Chicken

Kienyeji chicken are some of the hottest selling commodities in Kenya today. Most Kenyans are looking for healthier and better quality of meat which can only be found in the ethically raised Kienyeji chicken which grow under natural or very organic condition and grow full cycle without any “boost”.

Also, recent unethical practices by some broilers farmers have driven Kenyans away from the exotic chicken breeds to the Kienyeji breeds grown by honest farmers practicing very ethical farming techniques. The last thing that you want is having toxins accumulate in your body as you enjoy your favorite chicken meal.

The market for the Kienyeji chicken is, therefore, quite huge but all have access to this lucrative market. Some people may invest in Kienyeji Chicken but they have zero clues on where to sell them for a good price. Well,  you do not have to worry anymore. I am now connecting farmers to buyers and buyers to farmers via my Kienyeji Facebook page at To sell your Kienyeji Chicken, just post on my wall at the page or send me an email at and I will connect you to Kienyeji buyers. The service will be free for the first few months and thereafter I will charge a small fee for getting you the Kienyeji chicken Market.

If you are planning to invest in Kienyeji Chicken Farming and need some information and comprehensive guide on how you can go about this step by step, you can buy our Improved Kienyeji Chicken Farming Manual.



Does Kienyeji Taste Better?

Kienyeji chicken taste damn good and much better than the more exotic broiler varieties. Is that the truth or just a marketing gimmick. People who have lived in urban areas and grew up on the broilers certainly don’t have an idea on what a “true chicken” tastes like. Those of us who grew up in the countryside will certainly tell the difference in tastes between the sweet kienyeji and the more exotic varieties.

The reason for this is really quite simple. The kienyeji chicken reared in the free range system are allowed to roam FREELY on the pasture within the chicken runs and they are allowed to grow as naturally as all chickens should without any stressors such as confined spaces, accelerate feeding programs, growth hormones and other products that overly commercialized producing systems use in order to boost their chicken yields.

In the free range systems, the kienyeji chickens have constant access to a natural diet along with lots of fresh air and sunshine. The chickens grow very naturally in an organic atmosphere as the kienyeji chicken farming does not involve the use of the growth stimulants. In Kenya, there have been cases of some ignorant farmers injecting the chicks with stimulants and even ARVs in order to boost growth and get better yields in their broilers! Not all broiler farmers are this unethical but some are quite unethical. The Kienyeji way done in a natural free-range environment is the ethical way that will considerably boost the chicken production.

When you rear the kienyeji chicken in a free range system or semi-free range system with a chicken run where they can graze and scavenge for food while supplementing their feeding with other food sources, the chicken grazing on the pasture will be able to scratch the soil surface, eat some of grass and other green plants in their surroundings along with termites and tiny bugs that they find on the surface. The chicken is in its natural environment of feeding and survival.

When it comes to the free range scavenging, it is important to move the kienyeji birds to cleaner fields on a regular basis unless you have some space restrictions. It is also good for the poultry hygiene and disease management. When you spread the poultry litter around, the kienyeji chicken are not confined around small spaces where there is a concentration of litter and this reduces the probability of the disease outbreaks. Just like in the diary grazing, it is important to have a rotational system in the free range where the poultry graze and move on to new pasture every few weeks. In an urban setting, this may of course not be very practical.

The drawback of this method is that raising the poultry takes a little longer. While the industry standard for broilers is typically 6-8 weeks, the kienyeji chicken will reach the marketable weight from four months onwards but the upside is that you will attain better prices for your kienyeji chicken. Also, it is the longer growing period of the chicken which  will produce the tasty meat from the LARGE fully grown kienyeji chicken.

Kienyeji Chicken in Free Range or Semi-Free Range Have More Muscle

The chickens are allowed to mature at a very natural pace but in the end, the chicken are able to DEVELOP MORE MUSCLES when they are running around in the chicken run over a period of 4-6 months. With more muscle in the Kienyeji chicken, they will not shrink down when the fat melts during the cooking process. More muscle means more meat in the chicken and LESS FAT.  When you cook the Kienyeji Chicken that has been grown in perfect organic conditions, you are going to see a REAL difference in the dish.

The chicken will be cooked and you still get mostly the same chicken that you put in the sufuria. The chicken does not shrink into nothing as a result of the melting fat in the frying pot. If you are serving many guests, you will not worry about buying too many chickens in order to satisfy everyone. You can accurately estimate the number of chicken that you will need and you do not have to worry about the surprises of your chicken shrinking.