My Broiler farm in KENYA - The Setup

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Excluss, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Excluss

    Excluss Out Of The Brooder

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    So here is a video of my whole garden in our own compound. Currently stocking 550 broiler from 1 week to 3 weeks old.



    Let me know what you think :)
     
  2. indi

    indi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! So many chickens!! Is it the heat making them lazy or are they just sleepy because they're chicks?? Hey do you know what's great about the weather in Kenya, you don't really need a brooder! The roo you have is very pretty!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quite the operation.

    And at what age do you harvest?
     
  4. Excluss

    Excluss Out Of The Brooder

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    At 4 weeks the broilers are ready for slaughter day. Around 1 - 1.2 KG of weight.
    Hahah thank you :) Hes 2 years old, hes like a grand dad.

    Im looking to expand to 2,000 chickens within 3 months.

    Also looking at breeding hens with an incubator but not sure how many I would turn over every 21 days with 10 hens. 1 hen is around $4-$5 dollers (mature)
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    WOW! You're the lucky ones not have to use a brooder!

    I honestly didn't think you guys have Cornish meat birds in your country. I thought the Cornish X's were the only breed found in the Americas.
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's a world wide market for everything.

    The poultry market is worldwide for both CX type meat birds and the super laying Leghorn types and the Red/brown layers. The two big conglomerates, that produce the eggs and have facilities around the world, and eggs get flown around the world are Hi-Sex: http://www.hyline.com/ and the ISA/Hendrix/Shaver/Bovan/DeKalb group: http://www.isapoultry.com/en/Products.aspx
     
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  7. Excluss

    Excluss Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah the fast growing breed we have here is called arbor acres, bred by a company called kenchic.
    pretty fast turnaround time but its the food that costs the most. corn is so cheap here also, if only I had a good recipe .... if only
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Kenchic is a subsidiary of ISA, or at least gets its genetic parent stock from ISA. Kenchic proudly flies the ISA logo, as well as the Aviagen logo on its website.
     
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  9. Excluss

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    Ahh you definatly know what your talking about :) hmmm how much would 1 parent stock be do you think?

    Also where could I find a very good recipe for broilers?
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The hatcheries will not sell you the parent stock. These birds are 4 way crosses. The hatcheries want you to keep buying chicks from them.

    As for a cooking recipe, the internet is filled with great cooking suggestions. As for feeding recipes, I do not mix my own feed. I buy a complete feed more economically than I could buy the ingredients and combine them myself. I do, however, add to their complete feed with pasture time, soaked alfalfa pellets, gardening scraps, and table scraps. Of course, I raise egg birds now, not meat birds, other than the roosters of the laying stock.
     

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