KIENYEJI CHICKEN AS A GOLDMINE

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Introduction:

This course is about how to run a Kienyeji chicken production enterprise efficiently from scratch with low costs, low mortality, quicker turnover and consequently higher profits. The course also dwells on how to plan, implement, run and evaluate a chicken production enterprise.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIAL BASED KIENYEJI CHICKEN PRODUCTION
a) Introduction to poultry farming b) Why you should venture into Kienyeji chicken production c) Poultry housing designs d) Need for poultry house e) Selection criteria for poultry house location f) Layout for poultry farm g) Systems for poultry housing • Semi-intensive poultry housing designs • Small simple poultry house • Fold unit • Deep litter system • Slatted or wire floor housing system • Combination of slatted floor and deep litter • Cage or battery systems h) Kienyeji chicken breeds in Kenya

  • INTRODUCTION
  • QUIZ

POULTRY FEEDING AND VACCINATION
a) Introduction to feeding and vaccination  Modern and effective feeding programs for kienyeji chicken  Vaccination schedule for Kienyeji chicken  Parasites and parasite control

DISEASE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT
a) Introduction • Why learn disease management and control b) Common signs of diseased chicken c) Poultry diseases, causes, symptoms and prevention/treatment • New castle disease • Fowl pox • Quail disease • Botulism • Fowl cholera • Infectious bronchitis • Infectious coryza • Marek’s Disease • Thrush • Bumble foot • Air Sac disease • Mushy chick • Pullorum • Avian Influenza

ECONOMIC PROFITABILITY OF KIENYEJI KUKU
a) Business plan • Why do you need a business plan • Business plan elements b) Agribusiness opportunities in poultry farming • Poultry Hatchery • Poultry feed production • Manufacturing/Retailing poultry equipment • Packaging and marketing poultry meat • Poultry marketing and consulting services • Establishment of chicken inn an m-chicken c) Marketing and profitability of poultry d) Economic importance of poultry keeping e) Best location for poultry farming business in Kenya f) Requirements g) Poultry farming profitability in Kenya • Cost of production of 500 commercial Kienyeji broilers • Cost of production of 500 commercial Kienyeji layers • Cost of production of 500 commercial Improved Kienyeji chicken

BOOK KEEPING IN KIENYEJI CHICKEN FARMING
a) Introduction to record keeping in poultry production b) Importance of poultry record keeping c) Types of poultry records • Poultry feeds records • Chicks records • Hatchery records • Poultry mortality and culling record card • Poultry medication and vaccination record sheet • Layers records • Broiler records • Expenses records • Egg collection record • Monthly expenses and sales report

COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES OFFERED TO POULTRY FARMERS
a) The significance of extension support services to poultry farmers b) Importance of poultry to households c) The basic important areas that poultry farmers should be trained on d) Detailed information on the support services offered by Afrifoods • Veterinary services • Loan facilities • Market linkage • Training services e) Value addition techniques f) Why value addition is important g) Chicken value added products • Eggs • By-products • Chicken meat parts • Marinated chicken parts

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