Disadvantages of kari improved kienyeji chicken. What you should know!
Kari Improved Kienyeji Chicken.
What makes the Kari Improved Kienyeji Chicken not suitable enough for farmers in Kenya? In comparison to the pure kienyeji chicken, the Kari improved kienyeji chicken,
1. It does not brood its eggs.
What is brooding? In general terms, the act of a hen sitting on its eggs for 21 to 24 days is known as brooding. The period after which the chicks hatch when a mother hen takes care of the chicks for a few weeks is also termed as brooding. Brooding is a process that requires the regulation of appropriate temperature for the development of a chick while it is still in its eggshell and when it is out in the open world. The Kari improved kienyeji chicken does not brood its eggs. Since the energy used by a pure kienyeji hen to brood its chicks for three whole weeks is just too much for optimum productivity, this breed of chicken was developed in a way that focus is kept on its growth and productivity in terms of meat and eggs. A farmer keeping Kari improved kienyeji chicken will either have to purchase an incubator or seek the services of a licensed hatchery to acquire chicks from his or her Kari improved kienyeji chicken.
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2. They require a lot of capital investment in feed to attain optimum productivity.
It is true to say that Kari improved kienyeji chicken requires a larger capital investment than that of the pure kienyeji chicken. Knowing that the indigenous chicken is a free-range bird, not much investment is needed in terms of food. The Kari improved kienyeji chicken, however, is kept in poultry coups, chicken houses, and bandas to restrict its movement. This is to ensure the security of the bird, regulate temperatures depending on the age of the flock, and collect useful and appropriate data that will help grow or correct the business. While they are enclosed or refrained from moving around, the food they consume will be focussed more on the chicken’s growth and productivity. However, it is expensive! In order to break even in the improved kienyeji chicken business, you need to keep a large flock of Kari improved kienyeji chicken as compared to the pure kienyeji chicken where you see a farmer attaining profits of more than 50 percent of their investment. The Kari improved kienyeji chicken will require your complete attention for you to profit. It doesn’t matter your location.
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3. Kari Improved kienyeji chicken are less resistant to diseases.
Disease resistance is the main reason why farmers in Kenya refrain from going into poultry farming in general. Diseases are the number one problem affecting the industry. Even though some county governments have even gone out of their way to support local farmers by providing free vaccines, it still remains a huge problem. By disease resistance, I mean small and manageable diseases. There are some poultry diseases that are incurable and no degree of natural immunity can support survival. The only solution is to regularly vaccinate chicken and stick to this schedule.
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