Poultry Farming for Food Security
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Course Date Onsite fees: Location Register
29/07/2024 To 02/08/2024 1,000 USD, 90,000 Ksh Nairobi
28/10/2024 To 01/11/2024 1,000 USD, 90,000 Ksh Nairobi


In Africa continent, poultry make up more than 80% of the continent’s poultry flock. Poultry farming is a tool for poverty eradication and promotion of food security. This is because, unlike other livestock production, poultry farming requires less investment particularly in purchase of flock and structures and space, it gives rapid return on investment, broilers intake of feeds is comparatively very low while it produces maximum possible amount of food and also offers a continuous source of income. Rural family poultry is a valuable asset to local populations as they contribute significantly to food security, poverty alleviation and the promotion of gender equality, especially among the disadvantaged groups and less favoured areas of rural Africa.

This 5-days course will equip participants with knowledge including establishing a profitable poultry farming, developing a business plan, selecting the right poultry breeds, housing of poultry, poultry management practices such as diseases control and record keeping


5 days

Who should attend?

·        Aspiring and existing chicken farmers

·        Individuals who want to start chicken farming

·        Technical advisors to poultry farmers including agricultural extension officers


Course Objectives

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

·        Gain sufficient information and knowledge to allow them to run a chicken enterprise efficiently

·        Learn about all aspects of raising poultry for their meat and eggs.

·        Develop a business plan which will show them if they can make money out of a poultry farming enterprise operation in their country or region under the present conditions.

·        Learn proper housing and equipment for chickens.

·        Compile a business plan with budgets, cash flows and housing plans.

·        Mix own chicken feeds

·        Learn common diseases and conditions affecting broiler chickens


Course Outline


Module 1: Introduction to poultry farming

·        Developing a business plan

·        Terminology

·        Regulations

·        Management Factors

·        Small Scale Production

·        Breeds

·        Classifying Fowls (Egg Laying Breeds, Meat or Table Birds, Dual Purpose Breeds)

·        Cross Breed Poultry

·        Sex Linkage

·        Brooders

·        Poultry Husbandry (Stock Selection, Feeding, Watering, Housing, Health)

·        Turkeys

·        Geese

·        Ducks

Module 2: Poultry nutrition

·        Digestive System (Gullet, Crop, Proventriculus, Gizzard, Intestine, Caecum, etc)

·        Nutrient Sources (Carbohydrate, Protein, Minerals etc)

·        Rationing

·        Palatability

·        The End Product

·        Modern Feed Requirements

·        Phase Feeding

·        Limited Feeding

·        Consumption Feeding


·        Avoiding Stress

·        Viral diseases

·        Bacterial diseases

·        Mycoplasmosis, fungal and protozoan disease

·        Non-infectious diseases


Module 3: Poultry breeds and housing

·        Poultry breeds

·        Chicken housing and equipment


·        Extensive (free-range) System

·        Semi-Intensive System

·        Intensive Systems

·        Housing

·        Deep Litter System

·        Feeders

·        Battery Units

·        Feeding the Laying Hen

·        Replacing the Flock


·        Caponising

·        Brooding Period

·        Feeding Broilers (Starter Period, Finisher Period)

·        Housing

·        Hygiene and Health


·        The natural method (using broody hens)

·        The artificial method (using incubators)

·        Selecting Eggs

·        Storing Hatching Eggs

·        Turning Eggs

·        Managing a Incubator (Temperature, Humidity, Testing, Hatching)

·        Reasons for Poor Hatchability

Module 4: Chick Brooding

·        Heating

·        The canopy brooder

·        The infra-red lamp

·        The battery brooder

·        The hay box brooder

·        Feeders

·        Drinkers

·        Floor Space

·        Rearing

·        Problems during rearing

Record Keeping, economics and Marketing

·        Growth Records

·        Egg Production records

·        Small Scale Business

·        Compatible Ventures (Manure, etc)

·        Preparing a Farm Business plan

·        Finance

·        Land Management

·        Analyzing the Market place

·        Developing a Marketing Plan

Module 5: Field visit to poultry farm





This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254759285295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org  


·        Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.


·        The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.


·        Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through

·        Mobile: +254732776700 / +254759285295

or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org 

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