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How to Order Day Old KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicks from KARI Naivasha

If you are planning to order fertilized Kienyeji eggs, KARI Improved Kienyeji chicks or KARI Improved breeding cocks, it is best to purchase it from KARI Naivasha. That is the most reliable supplier for the improved breeds. They have the parent stock and that means you can get pure breeds that you can maximize on their genetic potential for maximum production. If you are running a hatchery, you will need to buy from this parent stock in order to ensure that you are supplying farmers with the best breeds.

The Prices are as follows:-

Day old chicks: Ksh.100 each

Fertile Tray of Eggs: Ksh.1000

KARI Improved Breeding cocks: Ksh.1000

If you are interested in purchasing from KARI Naivasha Poultry Unit, you have to make a non-refundable commitment fee which should be 25% of the total order of your chicks. For example, if you want 500 chicks, you have to pay Ksh.12,500 as commitment fee.

The balance of 75% should be cleared before the collection date of the chicks or on the collection date. Once you place your order, you will be notified one week before your chicks are due for collection.

Payment Details:

BRANCH: KCB Naivasha Branch

A/C NO: 1105271145

Scan the copy of the bank slip and send it to or

The bank slip should contain your full names, your mobile phone number(s) and the product that you have booked.

If you fail to collect the chicks on the stipulated date, you will be incur penalties of 15% daily.

The minimum number of chicks that you can book is 50.

Do not pay with personal cheques as these will not be accepted.


Steps Towards a Successful Kienyeji Chicken Rearing Business

Starting a Kienyeji Chicken business is not rocket science. You can set up a farm in as little as 3 days and put your chicks inside. Drawing from our experience in consultancy for various farmers venturing into the Kienyeji Chicken business, here is what is involved when setting up your kienyeji chicken rearing business:-

How Ambitious Are You?

This is the first question that you should ask yourself when planning to venture into kienyeji chicken business in Kenya. Do you plan to keep 50, 100, 200, 300, 500, or 1000 hens? Based on your ambition, you can proceed and budget accordingly. Sometimes you might not have enough money but you have big ambitions. That should not deter you. If you have Ksh.15,000, start with that. You can allocate space in your house or use some existing structures use the money to buy your first chicks, feeds and equipment such as feeders and drinkers.

Do You Have the Capital Ready?
This again is based on how ambitious you are. You do not need Ksh.200,000 to venture into Kienyeji chicken business. You can even begin with Ksh.5000 and use existing spaces and then expand later once you have built up your flock.

Selection of site and building

If you are going to build a new poultry house, then one of the steps that you must undertake is site selection. Ensure the kienyeji house is built with the right kind of orientation-East to West. You can get our housing manual and learn about the various requirements for kienyeji chicken housing.

Purchase the Equipment

Whether you are planning to buy the one day old chicks or the more mature ones, there are certain equipment that you will need to invest in such as the feeders, drinkers, heaters and more.

Buy the Feed

Select the right kind of mash and know the rations that you should use to feed birds of various ages.

Prepare the house before introducing a new batch

Ensure the house is clean and disinfected before you bring in a new batch of flock. You can also seal the various outlets that will lead to draught in the chicken house.

Introduce the chicks

Once you have gone through the preparatory steps, it is now time to introduce the chicks into the kienyeji chicken house. If they are one day old chicks, you will need to set up the chicken brooder and ensure that it is of the right temperature by observing the chick behavior. Our Comprehensive Kienyeji Chicken Rearing Guide provides lots of tips on how you can set up a good brooder that will not contribute to a high rate of mortality.

Invest in day to day management

Ensure the chicks are well taken care of on day-to-day basis. Supply clean water, replenish food and provide adequate heating at night. Ensure they are vaccinated at the right time for common poultry diseases.


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 Feed Formulation in Progress
Kienyeji Feed Formulation in Progress




Kienyeji Chicken Business

Over the last few years there has been an increase in kienyeji chicken business all over Kenya and even in the neighboring countries. This has been occasioned by the fact that most people are becoming health conscious on the long term dangers of feeding on unhealthy products.  Kienyeji chickens take longer to keep but are left to grow freely without any restrictions and enhanced feeding products like hormones or antibiotics.  Just like any other business, a lot of planning has to be put in place before starting the business.  Below we will look at what you need to put in place before starting the business.


Firstly, you realise that currently there is a large demand on kienyeji chicken.  Kienyeji chicken business requires that you identify where to keep the chickens.  It must be free from any harm and should be safe enough to allow the chickens to roam freely.  The chickens should also be able to have a large enclosure or space where they can move about. This movement and exercises will result in better meat quality from your flock.

The issue of feeding must also take centre stage.  Chicken, interestingly, consume a large amount of food and as a farmer you must be ready to go out of your way to make sure that your chicken are not underfed.

Secondly, kienyeji chickens love to scavenge for their food in open places.  This is where the issue of security comes in place.  If you live in a dangerous place where there is a lot of interference from wild animals or dogs (these can be wild or domesticated) then you need to build a shelter for the chicken. You can have the main shelter to protect them from the elements at night along with a chicken run to protect them from predators and other chicken which may be carrying diseases.  Kienyeji chicken business takes time and one has to really be patient before you can see some good results.  You can start it by just a few hens and a cockerel.  Unlike the broilers, you do not have to buy day old chicks to start the business.

Thirdly, as a poultry farmer, you must be ready to wait between 5-6 months to start reaping from your business.  Whether you are rearing your chicken on a small scale or large scale, you need to put all the requirements in place to ensure that you do not underfeed your chicken and that they are protected from the harsh weather conditions.  Kienyeji chicken business is one of the most affordable businesses and if it is the improved kienyeji variety, it is also a profitable model that you can use to build wealth over the longer term. Kienyeji chicken, unlike their counterparts, rarely suffers from the many diseases that afflict other exotic breeds.  Despite their disease resistant nature, they from time to time have to undergo vaccinations to avoid infections.

Lastly, hygiene must take centre stage when starting Kienyeji chicken business.  Even kienyenji chicken should be handled with care to prevent them from getting respiratory diseases which are common with most the chicken and can be fatal.  Because these breeds are mainly for meat purposes, their weight will also matter when it comes to selling them.  Ensure that they are well fed, well catered for and have enough sunlight.

As a kienyeji chicken farmer you can benefit from selling the eggs or the chicken on a small, medium and or even larger scale.  You should also seek to find extra information on the many organizations that offer training and support for chicken farmers.  The internet interestingly offers numerous solutions to farmers which can become very handy.  If you are looking for some comprehensive and first hand information on how you can rear your kienyeji chicken breeds, you can buy a Kienyeji chicken farming manual PDF copy that will give you all the tips you that you need to succeed in this business.

Kienyeji Chicken Rearing Manual PDF Copy.


Improved Kienyeji Chicken Farming

Improved Kienyeji Chicken farming techniques refers to certain improvements and modifications made in the traditional Kienyeji chicken in order to maximize on the yield. These improvements can be made in various areas of the farming including the breed selection, the building of the modern Kienyeji housing, better feeding and better flock management in order to help farmers maximize on their yields.

This is the kind of information that is covered in our Improved Kienyeji Chicken Farming manual that now retails for Ksh.500. The eBook covers all the important information that you will need in order to successfully launch a commercially viable chicken farming business. The best thing about the advice that has been incorporated in this eBook is that it can be applied by various farmers ranging from the small-scale farmers to the large scale commercial farmers looking for bigger profits. If you are looking for scalability in your kienyeji chicken farming business, then we have the information to help you make the shift and scale up your production while minimizing your losses.

Written by expert chicken farmers and research, you will get accurate, useful and precise information to make your chicken farming a success. You can now order our eBook online at in order to go through the various topics that will make your kienyeji chicken farming a success. The main topics covered in our  farming manal include the following:-

  • How to Select the Best Chicken Breeds
  • Kienyeji Chicken Housing
  • Kienyeji Feeds and Feeding Guide
  • Health and Disease Management in Kienyeji Chicken Breeds
  • Kienyeji Chicken Vaccines and Vaccination Guide
  • Kienyeji  Brooding and Chicken Placement
  • Kienyeji Chicken Marketing
  • Record Keeping for Your Kienyeji Chicken
  • Kienyeji  Processing Guide

To order the manual, call 0717444786 or visit in order to automatically place an order. PDF copies will be delivered to you in a matter of minutes.