Sunday, December 4, 2022

Poultry farming in Kenya – How Leah makes Ksh. 120,000 per month

Poultry Farming in Kenya

The first thing that catches your eye when you arrive at Leamose Poultry Farm is a flock of multi-coloured indigenous chicken darting joyously from side to side inside a wire mesh fenced compound.That’s when one wants to try poultry farming.

The farm at Kabiruini village near the Nyeri showground and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology belongs to Leah Muthoni who crossbreeds indigenous chicken with exotic ones to improve productivity.

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Leah likes the crossbreed chickens because they are resistant to diseases and mature faster than the local Kienyeji chicken.

We found Leah this week in a green apron cleaning the water traps inside one of the chicken cages while feeding them with maize germ.

She directs one of her farm workers to lead us in.

“Cleanliness is what has ensured my chickens do not contract diseases easily,” she tell us.

Leah is keeping over 200 indigenous mature chickens after she sold more than 500 others over the last holidays.

She supplies the eggs and sells the mature birds to hotels and various supermarkets in Nyeri town. She also sells chicks to other farmers who come from as far away as Laikipia, Meru, and Kirinyaga.

The farmer went into poultry farming in 2013, with six Kienyeji chickens.

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  1. Kindly give me contacts for leah muthoni the poultry farmer from nyeri near kabiruini showground. Also, how do i buy a copy of your poultry farming booklet?


  2. Hi I, m Rianto from Laikipia, how much does it cost me to start with 200 Kienyeji chicken?. I have enough space eg 3 acres of free space for the chicken project.

  3. I’m giks from nakuru
    Kindly assist me with how to acquire poultry farm in booklets n connecting to a farmer within for start up knowledge

  4. Am joseph from nyeri i resident around Dedan kimathi university..
    Kindly help me with leah contacts i may want to acquire some kienyenji cbickens from her please

  5. Am mercy from kitale town, transnzoia county.
    I work in breedtech ltd which deals with improved kienyenji chicken, guinea fowls, cockerels, turkey and poultry feeds.
    we sale chicks of different stages: day old chick, fertilized eggs,
    for more information contact manager 0722709667 or 0715171233

  6. Hey am John Gichia I have the structure of keeping poultry, capacity of 4000 bird in Thika am looking the interested farm who want to rent. My phone No ;0763715934,0725015934

  7. Hi am James from Embu and have got a lot of passion in agriculture and poultry in particular someone please advise me on kienyeji chicken farming on where to start please

  8. Hi am James and I have a lot of passion in agriculture and poultry in particular someone please advise me on kienyeji keeping .Embu

  9. Hi I need to rear either of the following breed,Black Silver Laced Wyandotte,Black Chicken Golden silver laced blue chicken or Blue laced red Wyandotte.Where can I find them in Kenya?

  10. Hi my name is Rose from nyeri am intrested in poultry farming and i would like to learn it from someone with experience is there a way i can contact leah ?if possible

  11. Am a long time poultry farmer both kienyeji and broiler. I need to explore the industry well by visiting established farms and learn new challenges. 0723 235265

  12. Charles from kisii. I need a one time supply of 500 improved kienyeji 3 or 4 months old. This is required by 23/09/2019. If available lets negotiate 0717515742. Negotiations will include transportation to kisii.
    NB: Im not a frequent buyer but this is for the period stated above only

  13. MY name is Kamau from Ruiru. I do sell month old Kuroiler, Rainbow and improve Kienyenji @200.00
    Whatsaap or text 0707972530

  14. I ,m Rehema Senga from SouthTanzania, I would like to join indigenous poultry network, to obtain market, a have 2,000 indigenous chicken I looking for the market, link me with markets. Whats App +255 754 596 439


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