Improved Kienyeji (Kuroilers), One Day Old On Sale

Taking care of one day old improved kienyeji chick.

A one day old improved kienyeji chick is a chick that is in a very critical condition and requires a lot of care in handling. One is required to prepare well before the arrival of the chicks. Make sure the sleeping area is clean and well set in terms of corners. The house should be spacious enough to avoid overcrowding. The brooding area for the chicks should be clean and kept dry. After the arrival of the chicks, make sure that all the chicks are healthy. Give the chicks enough chick mash and makes sure the feeding lids do not run empty. Provide the chicks with source of light to help them locate the feeds and the water. When taking care of one day old chick, vaccinate them with Marek’s .Ensure you feed the chicks with disinfected feeds and water. Amount of feeds given to the chicks increases gradually as chicks grow older.

A one day old chick does not have the ability to maintain the required body temperature and for this reason you should provide an external source of heat to the chicks. You can use jiko or pot

Feeding of the improved kienyeji chick from day 1

Improved kienyeji chicken when it comes to feeding, it requires food that is rich in nutrients. The feed should be rich in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals. All this is for healthy growth and maximum production. In feeding the birds with commercial feeds from day one, a certain process should be followed.

Day 1, chicks should be fed with chick mash until day 8.Chicks should be given clean and healthy food that is not contaminated. Enough water should be given to the chicks. Ensure the water is disinfected before giving it to the chicks.

From 8 weeks old up to 19 weeks, the birds should be given grower mash. The feed should be maximally given to the birds to avoid starving them. Enough of disinfected water should also be given to the chicks for the purpose of digestion.

From 19 weeks old, the birds are fed with layer mash. After feeding the birds, make sure they take disinfected water.

The meal given to the birds should be rich in energy and can be gotten from maize, millet, sorghum etc. Ensure the meal is also rich in proteins. The proteins are body building blocks for birds. The birds can be gotten from sunflower, soya, peas, cotton seeds, blood meal or also peanut and others.

Birds require minerals trace elements like calcium for bone and egg formation. This can be gotten from fish-meal.

 

Improved kienyeji feeding


Vitamins are also essential in chicken’s growth. This helps in the yellow rich pigment in the eggs York and in the skin. Vitamins can be gotten from fresh vegetables and green gasses.

In feeding the chicks, antibiotics are useful to stimulate chicks’ appetite and control harmful bacteria. Antibiotics also prevent disease from attacking the chicks

Possible diseases for improved kienyeji chicken

If improved kienyeji birds are not well taken care of, they can get infected with diseases. In case of poor feeding or unclean sleeping area can lead to infection to the birds. These infections include the following:

Gumboro disease is a viral disease that attacks improved kienyeji birds. This type of disease is spread through direct contact with the infected bird or contact with infected faeces. It mostly attacks birds of the age 3 to 8 weeks old. Signs of this kind of infection are watery whitish diarrhea, severe prostration, soiled vent feathers and death also. This infection can be prevented by vaccination against the disease, isolation of the infected birds from the others.

Fowl Pox is another possible disease that can attack improved kienyeji birds. This type of disease is viral. It is spread through contact with scabs from the infected birds. Signs associated with this type of infection are blisters in the wattle and comb that enlarge with time in to yellow bumps. Difficulties in breathing, loss of appetite are also signs. This infection can be prevented by restricting movement of people in and out of the housing area or isolating the infected birds to prevent further spread.

New Castle is another disease that attacks the improved kienyeji birds. It’s a viral disease. It is spread from one bird to the other through direct contact with the droppings of the infected birds. Any other material contaminated with infected faces can also spread the infection. Signs associated with this infection are diarrhea, coughing sneezing, nasal discharge. This infection can be prevented by proper cleaning of the farm and the sleeping area and disinfect chicks houses and equipment.

Vaccinatingimproved kienyeji chicken.

Improved kienyeji chicken can also get infected with diseases that can cause death or reduce the growth rate of the birds. For this reason one is required to vaccinate their birds with the following vaccines. Each vaccine has a certain period that it should be used.

A one day old chick should be vaccinated with Marek’s vaccine. Method of administration is through the skin.

    After two weeks, the birds should be vaccinated for Gumboro disease using Gumboro vaccine. Method of administration is through drinking water.

   At the age of three weeks, birds are vaccinated for Newcastle disease using Newcastle vaccine. Method of administration is drinking water or through eye drop.

   At the age of six weeks, birds are vaccinated against Fowl Pox disease using Fowl Pox vaccine. Method of administration is Wing-stab method.

   At the age of six weeks, birds are vaccinated against Fowl Typhoid infection using Fowl Typhoid vaccine. It is administered through injection.

·  At the age of nineteen weeks old, birds are dewormed after every three months

Benefits of improved kienyeji chickens over kienyeji chicken

As the term says “improved”, improved kienyeji have more improved benefits than kienyeji. When it comes to egg laying, improved kienyeji chicken lays a more eggs within a short span as compare to local kienyeji chicken. The eggs laid by the improved chicken are heavier in terms of weight that those of local kienyeji breed.

In terms of disease resisting, improved kienyeji are more resistance to disease as compared to local kienyeji breed. They have stronger immune system than kienyeji. They fall sick less easily with proper hygiene and management.

Improved kienyeji birds mature faster as compared to kienyeji itself.

Challenges faced in raising improved kienyeji chicks.

In raising the improved kienyeji chicks to maturity, the farmer faces a lot of challenges .Stunted growth in chicks is one of the challenges faced in growing kienyeji chicks. Stunted growth is a condition where the chicks stop growing any bigger. They remain in same size for long and no progress is seen in chicks.

Another problem faced when raising these birds is ability to handle chicks together. One day old chicks or a week old chicks requires a lot of care in handling since their body are still in developing stage. It becomes a challenge especially when they are together, at times they peck each other and this can cause death since at that stage the chicks are fragile.

 


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