Poultry Farming In Kenya Makes Billionaires

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We have witness people becoming millionaires to billionaires by poultry farming in Kenya. Most poultry farmers in Kenya rear chicken for eggs and meat. Other types of domestic birds are reared by few farmers and not for commercial use. The consumption of eggs is always high than that of chicken meat. The biggest market for this is in schools and homes then hotels. When it comes to meat, hotels take them all.
Poultry farming in Kenya is done for local market and international. There are people who use keep chickens to avoid using money while buying. This is for small scale farmers. They as well sale few trays to the local shops. When you look at the large scale poultry farming, this is an industry where they are focusing on the large hotels and companies and also exporting.
Poultry farming doesn’t have to start on high. Look at the large scale farmers like Muguku. He started from few and the number multiplied. He is now on of the billionaires’ not by being in real estate or cattle keeping but poultry. There are others who are coming up and their meat and eggs are already hitting in the market.

There are two methods of poultry just like in farming. Organic and inorganic. In Kenya both methods are used. This has resulted to a competition between ithe two types of farmers. Mostly there are those companies which are not accepting inorganic meat and eggs.  While others do not mind wjhicheve you may take to them. This is also done in homes. When doing shopping, many of the people who are embracing health eating lifestyle are rejecting inorganic food.

This has resulted to a drop in consumption though not greatly.Poultry farming in Kenya is mostly done in the warm areas such as Nakuru. This is because the weather is more favorable than in many other parts. This has made many poultry farmers do their farming in those side. This is because chickens do not do very well in cold places. This will require lot of money especially for the beginners who want to get in the market immediately.
Hindrances in this market have not been consumers. What is affecting farmers is the cost of feeds and chemicals which they use to layer the chicken. The price of a chick has also gone up thereby hindering some people from buying more.
The starting capital has also affected the market. This is because some parts of this country experience an all time cold season which can result of a great loss. Anyone who has this fear cannot start it.
Luck falls on the people who can afford to pay the electricity bills. This is because they will use it to warm the chicks when they are growing.
Disease outbreak is another case though it is very rare in the country. It has not been heard fro long and hopes the situation will remain the same.
The greatest advantage that this adds into the country is that we don’t have to import chicken products because we have it. The market should be enlarges so that everyone can get at least one egg per day.
This can be done in the warm regions where farmer believe in livestock keeping. Let them be taught the important of keeping chicken and how they can affect their lives.[/sociallocker]

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  1. Eunice Onyango

    April 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Wonderful indeed, is it possible to go large scale with local chicken, what are the challenges?

  2. RoysFarm

    April 17, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Wowwwwwww! Wonderful news. Yes it is absolutely possible to become a billionaire by poultry farming. As a poultry farmer I always search for this types of news and blog post related to poultry birds and poultry farming business. Really enjoyed your website writing.

    • Rose

      May 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Hallo RoysFarm, i am a beginner who is looking to resign my current job to start poultry farming. Could you please write me about it, if its a profitable business compared to a green house??

  3. Japheth

    April 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Thnx admin. Am a student who for a very long time has yawned to keep chicken. Jst as uv noted,these hindrances have always held me back 4rm achieving my dream! Plz advice more.

  4. Kevin

    April 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I think diseases are the most challenging issues for chicken keepers. You are advised not to buy and immediately mix new chicken with the ones you had before to avoid spread of infection.

  5. admin

    April 29, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    We are coming up with more information on farming starting this week on Wednesday. Come back and you’ll be surprised.

  6. Nsereko Henry

    May 5, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Admin, i want to come at Aviana expo kenya in june 2013 but i want to know kenyas poulry census in numbers i want to compare to Uganda.bye

    • Tony Dumisha

      May 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

      I would also love to get a hand on this info, we’ll start searching for it.

  7. igaga isaac

    May 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    wawoo that’s good I was just wondering is it possible to rear poultry in are flat like 5 storages