Ziwani Breeds

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Ziwani Breeds of Chicken

Ziwani breeds

Ziwani breeds

At Ziwani Poultry we now have an additional five different chicken breeds into our breeds, they can be reared as kienyeji chicken in a free range setting or commercially.

They are dual purpose but are better for eggs as they lay more eggs than any of the other Kienyeji breeds that we have in Kenya; better than KARI or Kuroiler.

Our new breeds lay over 290 eggs per year at 78 weeks of age and feed commercial feeds. They also lay a good number of eggs in a free range setting >250.

The Breeds are:- Ziwani SUSSEX, Ziwani BARRED SUSSEX, Ziwani TINTED, Ziwani RED TRICOLOR and Ziwani BLACK. They are attractive coloured breeds that can be reared commercially, small scale and free range production conditions. This breed are results of cross breeding world known laying breeds of chicken; Rhode Island Red, White Leghorn, Light Sussex and Barred Plymouth Rock. They were crossed with mainly the Barred/Tricolor Male. Click each breed above for more information about it; eggs production, feeds consumption, chicken and egg weight, egg shell colour etc ….

All of the F1 can be sexed either by colour or feathers for easy segregation of day old hen and cockerel chicks.

The strategy of the selection is to support the Kienyeji industry; the adaptability, flexibility and robustness in the breeds for the village conditions.

We have the parent stock, therefore the farmer will be getting F1 from Ziwani Poultry.

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).


20 thoughts on “Ziwani Breeds

  1. Mburu John says:

    Good innovation. Where are you situated.

    1. Hi Mburu,

      We are in Ngoliba along Garissa Road, Thika.

      Kind Regards
      Ziwani Poultry Team

  2. BENARD says:

    where are you located

    1. Hi Benard,

      We are located in Ngoliba along Garissa Road, Thika.

      Many Thanks
      Ziwani Poultry Farm Happy Team


    Kindly ptovide me with your contact and your location.

    1. Hi Benard,

      Our no is 0708923991.

      Many Thanks
      Ziwani Poultry Farm Happy Team

  4. Emily Wanjiku Muriu says:

    For day old chicks, light and a brooder will be required.What about vaccination schedule?My experience with clay brooders traumatised me,I lost so many chicks by week 2

    1. Emily Wanjiku Muriu says:

      I’d like to order your new 5 Ziwani chicken breeds.What is the ratio of male to females?

      1. Hi Emily,

        Ration of male to female is 1:6. how many chicks do you want?
        we are only selling Day old chicks at the moment ksh100 each, but if you want them sexed they are going for Ksh120 each.

        Many Thanks
        Ziwani Poultry Farm Happy Team

    2. Hi Emily,

      Click on our downloads page for the vaccination Schedule and other material that you can print out.

      Many Thanks
      Ziwani Poultry Farm Happy Team

  5. Bennet Chilalire says:

    am interested with this innovation am in Malawi how can I reach you

    1. Hi Bennet,

      Thank you for your enquiry. We have never sent eggs to Malawi, therefore you need to find out your country’s requirement on importing eggs.

      Many Thanks
      Ziwani Poultry Farm

  6. margaret says:

    hey ziwani
    good work you are doing. am in a family where we hatch kurolier chicks thru incubators but the problem is we neva get f1 eggs from farmers though they claim to be 1st generation. please advise me on this, can we keep our own kuroiler chicken as breeding stock and do you have them please

    1. Hi Margaret,

      Yes you can keep your own and get their eggs, that will be F2. i wold advice you to keep females and get males from a different source. so come and buy the females from us.

      Many thanks
      Ziwani Poultry Farm

  7. Boniface says:

    I am in poultry farming and am looking for reliable supplier, since am in brooding business ,
    I will visit your farm for more discussions.
    Good Job

    1. Hi Boniface,

      Which breed would you be interested in and where are you located.

      Kind Regards,
      Ziwani Poultry Happy Team

  8. Edwin Laaria says:

    i want to start rearing backyard chickens at my rural home in Meru. Kindly advise the best breed and how many birds should i give a try before switching to big number.
    I would like to know the prices for 3-4 weeks old.
    thank you

    1. Hi Edwin,

      You can start with at least 50 birds of Kari breed.

      Kind Regards,
      Ziwani Poultry Happy Team

  9. josia malugujo says:

    ziwani breeds are they consuming the same kind of food as kari and kuroiler? also they start layering after how long? . mr malugujo from Mwanza Tanzania

    1. Hi Josia,

      Yes they consume the same feeds, info regarding when they star laying will be found on each breeds table at the bottom of the page, click on each breed and read about it.

      Kind Regards,
      Ziwani Poultry Happy Team

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