Making your own feeds can reduce the cost of rearing your chicks by over 30%. Below is a chick mash formulae for KARI, Kuroiler and Kienyeji chicken feeds. If you can farm your own maize (corn) the cost will reduce even more.
We feed our chicks with Chick Mash till they turn 2 months old, then we switch to Growers mash till they start laying, then of course its layers all through.
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PRODUCTION COST FOR 1 TON OF CHICK MASH
|Poultry/breed eggs||Price per egg (Ksh)|
|Chicken (all breeds)||20.00|
|Guinea fowls and other pheasants e.g. Francolin/spur fowl||25.00|
|Geese and Domestic ducks (Muscovy)||30.00|
|Ornamental ducks – Pekin, Runner, Campbell, Mallard etc.||28.00|
You also need to consider the cost of packaging your feeds unless you have old sacks or a silo. Please make sure the old sacks are clean and are not contaminated with diseases.
There are other cost that you need to consider