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KARI Improved Kienyeji chicks

KALRO/ KARI Improved Chicks

At Ziwani Poultry we sell good strong chicks. KALRO chicken, formally known a KARI Improved Kienyeji are excellent layers. We start selling our chicks at one week old to ensure they are strong enough for their new home. We are committed to improving poultry farming in Kenya


Day Old  – ksh 80
1 week – ksh 100
2 Weeks – ksh 150
3 Weeks – ksh 200
4 weeks – Ksh 260 .

Fertile Eggs – Ksh 900  per tray.

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Heat is required for up to 4 weeks therefore for farmers who don’t have brooder can buy our 4 weeks old chicks

The minimum order for chicks is 50 (if you are buying chicks under 2 week old), this is to make sure they keep each other warm while they are being transported to their new home. For farmers buying 3+ weeks old chicks – minimum order is 10 chicks

KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken was developed after years of intensive research under the National Poultry Development Programme.


Before leaving our hatchery vaccinates the chicks from the deadly Marek’s disease . We also provides the farmers with a vaccination schedule against:- Gumboro Newcastle, Fowl pox etc

KARI improved Kienyeji are easy to maintain since they can be kept under the free range system or deep litter depending on your financial ability and objectives.

Those who want them to mature faster or produce more eggs should keep them in a semi-intensive or deep litter system. This way the chickens don’t spend a lot of energy. As mentioned about, KARI Improved chicken are dual-purpose, therefore farmers have an option of keeping them as layers, for meat or both.

When fed with quality feeds available from accredited manufacturers, a hen can reach up to 1.5kg in five months and a cock weighs 2.1kg. A hen starts laying at 5 month old and can produce between 200 and 250 eggs a year, while Kuroiler lays 150 – 180 eggs. KALRO hens lays bigger eggs (size) compared to both Kuroiler and Kienyeji.

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