It is a very popular breed that produces attractively black layers for commercial and free range production. This breed is highly adaptable to sub-optimal and harsh production conditions for free range (Kienyeji chicken) and small scale farming by our customers Around Africa.
The characteristic of this programme is high egg productivity around 300 brown shell eggs (if they are feed commercial layer feeds).
Ziwani BLACK is result of crossing Barred Plymouth Rock paternal stock with Barred Plymouth Rock maternal stock. Day old chicks are feather sexed.
We are only selling Day old chicks in the above breeds at a very friendly cost of Ksh100 each for strain run (as they come from the incubator) or Ksh120 for sexed chicks, therefore is you want to select the number of females and males the cost would be Ksh120 ($1.2).
|Growing period till 18 weeks:|
|Body weight at 18 weeks||1.5 kg|
|Feed consumption||6.3 kg|
|Laying period (till 78 week):|
|Age at 50 % of lay||23 week|
|Top of performance||91%|
|Number of eggs (hen housed)||290 pcs|
|Number of eggs (hen day production)||299 pcs|
|Average egg weight||62 g|
|Total egg mass||18 kg|
|Feed consumption per hen a day||122 g|
|Total feed consumption per hen||45 kg|
|Feed consumption per egg||155 g|
|Feed consumption per 1 kg egg mass||2.43 kg|
|Body weight at 78 week – hen||2.15 kg|
|Color of egg shell||brown|
|Sexing by day old chickens||Fether|