EMPOWERING THE RURAL THROUGH CHICKEN FARMING
by Maurice M Nyakiti
Poverty is rampant in the rural area. A number of households have chicken, but these survive under hard conditions on their own. They are kept for subsistence and not as commercially viable projects. Reason is because there has been no meaningful return on indigenous chicken farming to talk about.
I have a desire and a commitment to change this, especially in the rural and peri-urban areas. Introduce smart poultry keeping to the rural population
I have my home in Nairobi, and in it i have already built a permanent chicken house, capable of holding about 600 parent stock. I have also purchased an incubator, with a capacily of 1312 chicken eggs at a time, but with trays that can cater for quail, turkey, geese, durks, peacok, guinea fowls. My target is to rear mother stock for Kuroiler- a breed from India already introduced in Uganda and super breed from Kari, kenya.
I plan to buy 200 parent stock at the beginning and from there, have a constant supply of fertilised egggs. With the hatchery, we could hatch about 2400 chicks a month and supply these to the farmers at ksh. 100 per chick. We expect to grow some of these to 8 weeks from where we could sell them at Ksh. 500 each. I intend to increase the hatching capacity to close to 10,000 a month and expand the project to Nyanza where demand for pultry is very high compared to supply. With a production of 10,000 a month, all factors constant, I expect to sell 9000 day old chicks at Ksh. 100 each, Total 900,000. Raise 500 to 2 weeks and sell at 200 each, Total=Ksh. 100,000 Raise 400 to 6 weeks and sell at ksh. 500 each. Total 200,000/= a month, Raise 100 to 6 months and sell at Ksh. 1800 a month totalling 180,000. total Income is Ksh. 1,370,000
I need one or two partners who can help in needed capital and ideas so as to make this a success. For more detailed information, you can get me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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BEST OF LUCK WITH IT!