Our chicks are vaccinated against the deadly Marek’s disease. We also provide the farmers with a vaccination schedule against- Gumboro Newcastle, Fowlpox etc
KARI improved Kienyeji are easy to maintain since they can be kept under the free-range system or deep litter depending on your financial ability and objectives.
Those who want them to mature faster or produce more eggs should keep them in a semi-intensive or deep litter system. This way the chickens don’t spend a lot of energy. As mentioned, KARI Improved chicken are dual-purpose, therefore farmers have an option of keeping them as layers, for meat or both.
When fed with quality feeds available from accredited manufacturers, a hen can reach up to 1.5kg in five months and a cock weighs 2.1kg. A hen starts laying at 5 months old and can produce between 200 and 250 eggs a year, while Kuroiler lays 150 – 180 eggs. KALRO hens lay bigger eggs (size) compared to both Kuroiler and Kienyeji.