Poultry farming is becoming a usual business of the day in kenya. Many Kenyans have realized how important and beneficial poultry farming can be. But the elephant in the house is which type of the breed is best for keeping depending on the possible characteristics of each breed. That is why in today's programme, I would like to jot down a few comparisons and similarities among different breeds to ease farmer's conundrums.
These birds usually kept for their uniqueness and beauty. They serve as source of attraction. They can be very expensive when it comes to selling and buying too.
This is a very interesting kind of breed. It is from kenya upon crossbreding several indigenous breeds. They take five months to mature and are good for both meat and eggs. Their average egg production per month is roughly 20 and egg production decreases after 17 months for hens and for cocks,meat quality decreases after a year. This is breed has a high disease resistance and can therefore be an excellent and exciting breed for most farmers.
This breed is found to be a multicolored one. It is an excellent meat and egg producer. The egg average monthly is 20. It is very heavy when matured. Cock weighs 3kg hen weighs 2.2kg. The breed takes as short as five months to mature. This breed does not brood. This implies that it can only lay eggs but doesn't sit on them. Necessity for an incubator is a condition then. The most interesting thing about this breed is that it possess high disease resistance and medium feeding tasks.
Originated from India. Came in kenya from Uganda. Mainly kept for both meat and eggs. They can produce at most 20 eggs every month and production decline after 17 months. A mature kuroiler take five months and can weigh upto 2.5kgs for cocks and 1.9 for hens. Kuroiler requires a medium feeding programme. They are characteristically regarded as poor brooders. This breed can not withstand disease outbreak.
It is a breed of kenchick. It is purposeful kept for meat and egg production. It takes five months to mature and can weigh up to 3kg for cock and 2.2kg for hen. Its average egg production per month is understood to be twenty and production rates decrease after 17 months for hens and a year for cocks. It is disadvantaged when it comes to disease resistance. It is susceptible to diseases.
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