Kienyeji Chicken Feeding Program & Feed Formulation

Kienyeji chicken is a local breed of chicken that is fast gaining popularity in Kenya. It is a dual-purpose bird, meaning that it can be used for meat and egg production. Kienyeji chickens are known to be resistant to diseases and are able to survive on a diet of scavenged food, which makes them an ideal choice for small-scale farmers.

In this blog post, we will discuss the nutritional requirements of improved Kienyeji chickens and how to formulate a feed that meets their needs.

What is the Kienyeji Feed?

Kienyeji feed is a diet that is specifically designed for improved Kienyeji chickens. It contains a balanced mix of nutrients that meet the birds’ nutritional needs.

What are the nutritional requirements of Kienyeji chickens?

Improved Kienyeji chickens require a diet that is high in protein, energy, and essential minerals and vitamins. The feed should also be low in fiber to reduce the risk of digestive problems.

Read: Vaccination Schedule for KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken

How to Make Kienyeji feed?

You can make your own Kienyeji feed by following these simple steps:

  1. Start by measuring out the correct amount of each ingredient. This recipe should make enough Kenyeji feed for 50 birds.
  2. Mix together the ingredients in a large bowl until they are well mixed.
  3. Store the feed in an airtight container and keep it in a cool, dry place.

Improved Kienyeji Feed Formula

If you want to produce or make feeds for your improved Kienyeji chickens, use the following formula to produce Kienyeji chick mash, grower mash and layer mash.

Chick Mash Formula for Kienyeji Chickens

Feed IngredientsQuantity (Kg)
Maize germ280
Wheat Bran80
Wheat Pollard215
Fish meal60
Soya bean70
Stock Lime25
Bone meal11
DCP (Dicalcium phosphate)2
Chick pre-mix2
Red Salt3
Toxin Binder1

Growers Mash Formula for Kienyeji Chickens

Feed IngredientsQuantity (kg)
Maize bran400
Wheat Bran250
Wheat Pollard171
Fish meal30
Sunflower seed cake30
Cotton seed cake20
Stock Lime30
Bone meal11
DCP (Dicalcium Phosphate)2
Growers pre-mix2
Red Salt3

Layer Mash Formula for Kienyeji Chickens

Feed IngredientsQuantity (kg)
Maize germ300
Wheat Bran130
Wheat Pollard155
Fish meal50
Soya bean60
Stock Limestone70
Bone meal17
DCP (Dicalcium phosphate)2
Layers pre-mix2
Red Salt3
Toxin Binder1

The above feed formulae were prepared by Kienyeji Partners.

Disclaimer: will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the provided feed formula.

Read: Beginner’s Guide to Village or Local Chicken Farming

How to Feed Kienyeji chicken?

  • Kienyeji chicks should have a diet that is high in protein and other nutrients in order to help them grow into healthy birds. They can be fed a chick mash made from scratch or commercially prepared chick feed.
  • When they are 8 weeks old, you can start feeding them grower mash. Grower mash has medium protein content and higher metabolizable energy.
  • When the birds start laying, you can start feeding them a layer diet or mash.

Kienyeji Chicken Feeding Chart

Age (weeks)Daily Feed Intake/Bird (gms)

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16 thoughts on “Kienyeji Chicken Feeding Program & Feed Formulation”

  1. Good day.Thanks for the good work that you are doing…i need more information with regard to the feed formula.

  2. Good Job…Raw material where should I get them from I n bulk major producers not from the middle men, am in kitale


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