At Ziwani Poultry we have we have first-generation Kuroiler birds with eggs imported straight from Kegg Farm in India. Kuroiler chicken farming in Kenya which improving lives of the normal mwananchi (citizen); better nutrition, increase income, cheaper chicken products since we’ll have more in the market.
Day Old Kuroiler Chick
Month Old Chick
Kuroilers chicken are derived from crossing either coloured broiler males with Rhode Island Red females, or, White Leghorn males crossed with female Rhode Island Reds, they are a dual-purpose breed producing meat and eggs, they can be reared under free range just like indigenous chicken.
Kuroiler chicken lay around 150 – 200 eggs, KARI lay between 200 – 250 eggs, while Kienyeji lay 40 – 70 eggs per year. Therefore you can see clearly that that Kuroiler produce five times more eggs than the Kienyeji.
The only disadvantage that stands out is that Kuroiler does not sit (incubate) its eggs. They rarely go broody and if they do they won’t sit on the eggs for the whole 21 days duration. Therefore a farmer would need a Kienyeji broody chicken or an incubator to hatch Kuroiler eggs.
Kuroiler are the game changer in the local chicken industry, they multriply faster and can change the way farmers look at kienyeji Value Chain.
– Ziwani Poultry, FARM
All chicks are Vaccinated against the deadly Marek’s disease before leaving our hatchery . We also provides the farmers with a vaccination schedule against:- Gumboro Newcastle, Fowl pox etc.
The hatchery has a very high stand of bio-security. There is no order that is too big or too small for us.
- Day 1 – Marek’s
- Day 10 – Gumboro Intermediate
- Day 14 – Newcastal +IB
- Day 21 – Gumboro Intermediate Plus
- Day 28 – Newcastal +IB
We have experiences of breeding KARI, Kienyeji (indigenous) and now Kuroiler chicken. Out of the three breeds we can confidently say that the Kuroiler grow faster than the KARI and Kienyeji.
Kuroiler hens mature between two and four months and weigh approximately 2.5 kg. They start laying at three months, continuously for two years, and the males are around 4.5 kg whereas the Kienyeji weighs 1 kg and females 0.9 kg.
- Day Old – ksh 80
- 1 week – ksh 100
- 2 Weeks – ksh 150
- 3 Weeks – ksh 200
- 4 weeks – Ksh 260