Total chicken sold @ 6 batches/ year: 12,000. Total sale value/ income from the chicken @ Rs 90/kg: Rs 21, 60,000.00. The total profit on the investment is around: Rs 4, 44,000.00 (annually). The sale of other by-products of the farms like manure and gunny bags can bring in an extra income of around Rs 20,000.
Considering this, are broilers profitable in Kenya?
Broilers are a profitable and worthwhile enterprise, however, the reason why a lot of broiler farmers fail or make losses, is because they start without a business plan. This is one of first and most important things that you need to draw up.
Accordingly, how can I succeed in poultry farming in Kenya?
How To Succeed In Poultry Farming In Kenya
- Have a business plan on how the business would be conducted to avoid financial impairment.
- Identify a better location and know the demand of poultry products in the market.
- Ensure proper management of funds from returns.
- Consider honest breeder to avoid wrong purchase of breeds.
How many bags of feed can 100 broilers consume?
How many bags of feed for 100 broilers for 6 weeks? A broiler would consume an average of 4.25 kg from day old to the end of the 6th week. So, 100 broilers would consume (4.25 X 100) = 425 kg or 17 bags of feed for 6 weeks.
How many chickens do you need to make a profit? It really depends on the demand in your area but I would say you need at least 16 chickens to make your enterprise worthwhile. Two hybrid chickens would give you a dozen eggs a week and 16 birds would give around 8 dozen eggs a week.
Production Budget for 100 Broilers:
|ITEM||QUANTITY||TOTAL COST (USD)|
|Broiler starter (straight feed, 50Kg bag)||1||25|
|Broiler growers (straight feed, 50Kg bag)||2||48|
|Broiler finisher (straight feed, 50Kg bag)||4||92|
Prices of Chicks
|CHICKS AGE||VACCINES GIVEN||PRICE (Ksh)|
|1 DAY OLD||MAREK||110|
|1 WEEK||MAREK, GUMBORO 1ST Dose||160|
|2 WEEKS||( MAREK,1ST GUMBORO, 2ND GUMBORO)||190|
|3 WEEKS||( MAREK, 1ST GUMBORO, 2ND GUMBORO, 1ST NEWCASTLE)||230|
Cost of starting a poultry farm in Kenya ranges from Ksh. 50,000 to Ksh. 780,000 depending on the type of poultry farming whether large scale farming or small scale farming.
Allocate 8.2ft feeder space for every 100 chickens between 1 and 4 weeks of age. 100 chicken between 6 to 10 weeks will need 18ft of feeder space. Between 10 and 14 weeks, 32.8ft of feeder space will serve the purpose. 15 weeks and above require 42.7ft feeder space.
Dairy farming in Kenya is very profitable. On average, a single well-fed dairy cow can give the farmer up to 30 liters of milk in a day. In the Kenyan market, a liter of milk goes at around Ksh. 60.
Beda Ogola, an Applied Statistics graduate and successful poultry farmer, who ventured into this trade after campus, says chicken farming is not as profitable as most Kenyans imagine.
Cost Of Rearing 100 Broilers In Kenya
|Broilers Requirements||Details||Approximate Total Cost|
|Chicks||One chick costs Ksh. 100||Ksh. 10,000|
|Miscellaneous||Labour of about 2 people, Construction cost, Transport cost feeders and drinkers (about 8 @ 500) cardboards, source of heat, sawdust and any others.||Ksh. 100,000|
What are the Most Profitable Birds to Raise?
- Chickens. Chickens are by far the most profitable birds to raise. Due to the chicken meat preference, raising chickens will set your business in the right course. …
- Turkey. Turkey is a poultry bird that warrants income flow.