Prepare your own chicken feed
February 27th, 2012
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With the right ingredients portions, farmers can make their own quality feed to improve indigenous poultry production.

With the rising cost of poultry feeds, farmers rearing chickens are increasingly finding it difficult to make profit from poultry keeping. While it is difficult for farmers to formulate feeds for hybrid chickens such as broilers and layers, they can do so for their indigenous chickens or dual-purpose breeds such as Kenbro under intensive management system. This can be done using the PearsonSquare method.

However, this is only possible if farmers have the right quality of ingredients or raw material for formulating feeds. The Pearson Square method relies on the Digestible Crude Protein (DCP) as the basic nutritional requirement for feed. The most common ingredients used are whole maize, maize germ, cotton seed cake, soya beans, sunflower or omena (fishmeal).

Example 1: Feed for Layers
Assuming that the farmer wants to make feed for their chickens using the Pearson Square method, they have to know the crude protein content of each of the ingredients used in feed making. The farmer may use whole maize (8.23 % DCP) Soya (45 % DCP) Omena (55 % DCP) and maize bran (7 % DCP) Sunflower (35 % DCP). To make a 70 kg bag of feed for layers, a farmer would require the following ingredients:

34 kg of whole maize

12 kg of Soya

8 kg of omena

10 kg of maize bran

6 kg of Lime (as a calcium source)

Each category of chickens has its own requirements in terms of nutrition. For example, feed for layers should have at least 18 per cent crude protein. If one were to formulate feed for layers, then they would have to calculate the percentage of digestible crude protein in each of the ingredients to ensure that the total crude protein content is at least 18 per cent to meet this nutritional requirement. To find out if the feed meets this standard, a farmer can do a simple calculation as follows:

Whole maize = 34 kg x 8.23 ÷100 = 2.80 kg

Soya bean = 12 kg x 45 ÷ 100 = 5.40 kg

Omena = 8 kg x 55 ÷ 100 = 4.40 kg

Maize bran = 10 kg x 7 ÷ 100 = 0.70 kg

Lime = 6 kg x 0 ÷ 100 = 0.00 kg

(Total crude protein 13.30 kg)

To get the total crude protein content of all these ingredients in a 70 kg bag, you take the total crude protein content of the combined ingredients, divide by 70 and multiply by 100 thus, (13.30÷70) x 100 = 19.0 %. This shows that the crude protein percentage in the above feed formulation is 19.0 % which is suitable for layers. Before mixing the feed, whole maize including the other ingredients has to be broken into the right sizes through crushing or milling to make it palatable for the chickens. Add 250 g of table salt on every 70 kg bag of feed.

Feed for chickens meant for meat

Chickens meant for meat production require feed with a higher content of DCP. From the first to the fourth week, the chicks require feed with a DCP content of between 22 to 24 per cent. From the fourth to the eighth week, the chicks require feed with a protein content of 21 to 22 per cent crude protein. To attain this requirement, farmers can formulate feed using the same method given above. To make a 70 kg bags of feed, they will need to have all the right the ingredients in the proportions given below:

Whole maize = 40 kg x 8.23 ÷ 100 = 3.20 kg

Omena = 12 kg x 55 ÷ 100 = 6.60 kg

Soya beans = 14 kg x 45 ÷ 100 = 6.30 kg

Lime = 4 kg x 0 ÷ 100 = 0.00 kg

(Total crude protein 16.10 kg)

To determine if a 70 kg bag of feed has adequate crude protein content for birds meant for meat production, the same methods is used: (16. 10 ÷ 70) x 100 = 23 %. The feed given in this example has a total crude protein content of 23 % which is adequate to feed chicken in this category. In every 70 kg bag of feed, add 250g of table salt.

Ration for kienyeji chickens

Indigenous chickens are less productive in terms of egg and meat increase. They may not require intensive feeding and management. For this category of chickens, farmers can constitute feeds with a DCP of between 15 – 16 %. They can use the following formulation to make feeds for the indigenous chickens:

Whole maize = 33 kg x 8.23 ÷100 = 2.70 kg

Maize or wheat bran = 14 kg x 7 ÷ 100 = 0.98 kg

Omena = 7 kg x 55 ÷ 100 = 3.85 kg

Soya = 7 kg x 45 ÷ 100 = 3.15 kg

Lime = 5 kg x 0 ÷ 100 = 0.00 kg

(Total crude protein 10.68 kg)

Percentage of total crude Protein in the ingredients = (10.68 ÷70) x 100 = 15.25 %

For farmers rearing hybrid layers and broilers, it is advisable to buy already constituted feeds from reputable companies that sell quality feed. The main reason is that it is very difficult for farmers to constitute micronutrients such as amino-acids, trace minerals, fat and water soluble vitamins that these breeds of chicken require for proper growth.

To be sure that their feed is of the right quality, farmers can send a sample of the constituted feeds for testing and advice to KARI Naivasha, which has modern equipment for testing feed quality. A sample costs Ksh 1,000 to test. Send samples by courier to the following address: KARI Naivasha P.O. Box 25, 20117 Naivasha, Tel. 0726 264 032. Results are ready within a day.

Some tips on how to feed chicken

An egg-laying chicken requires 130 g of feed per day (provide clean water at all times).

• 1 chick requires 2.2 kg of feed for 8 weeks (thus 100 chicks = 2.2 kg x 100=220 kg. Chicks should be allowed to feed continuously and given adequate clean water at all times). If they finish their daily rations, give them fruit and vegetables cuttings to feed on.

• 1 pullet (young chicken about to start laying) should be fed 4.5 kg of feed for two and a half months until the first egg is seen. It should then be put on layer diet. Supplement with vegetables, edible plant leaves or fruits peelings in addition to the daily feed rations.

• All ingredients used must be of high quality and palatable. Never use rotten maize (Maozo). Chickens are very susceptible to aflatoxins poisoning.

• When using omena as an ingredient, ensure it is free of sand and seashells. If

you use maize germ, it should be completely dry.

• Feed should be thoroughly mixed to ensure the ingredients are uniformly distributed. It is preferable to use a drum mixer instead of a spade for mixing.

• Note that even after giving them the formulated feeds, chickens should be put on free range to scavenge for other micronutrients not provided for in the feeds.

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231 Responses to “Prepare your own chicken feed”

  1. franklin wabwire says:

    good work keep up

  2. there seems to be a problem with the indigenous chicken feed ratio above.please note note that is exactly the same as that of layers.please correct and update us.

  3. francis ouma says:

    this has been very informative and educative.Thanks.

  4. Jane melly says:

    From my own critical analysis of the above formulae in relation to the cost of ingredients, i tend to think there is no much cost saving..

    • opara chinonyerem says:

      Thanks for educating me. I would like to know the formula layers chicks and growers mash, and secondly what lime is?

  5. Jane melly says:

    From my own critical analysis of the above formulae in relation to the cost of ingredients, i tend to think there is no much cost saving.

  6. Lucas Wahinya says:

    This is quite informative and I will give it a try! Anyone looking for Kenbro eggs can contact me.

  7. Wairimu says:

    This will go a long way in helping me, being an organic farmer! Thank-you!

  8. Ramadhan Odhiambo says:

    Thanks for your chicken feeds formulations.Besides Pearson square method is there a other different method for chicken feeds formulation.Please provide feeds formulation for dairy,beef and zebu cows.

  9. Ramadhan Odhiambo says:

    Thanks for your chicken feeds formulations.Please provide feeds formulation for dairy,beef and zebu cows.

  10. Ramadhan Odhiambo says:

    Thanks and give formation on cattle feeds

  11. Wafchick says:

    Im happy for your educative tips…. pliz contuct me if you need kienyeji and Kenbro chicks… 0724669095

  12. kadamu says:

    really great formulas, exactly what i have been waiting for. For the few who don’t see ‘a difference’, the secret is to go bulky!!

  13. Enock Ochola says:

    Need tips on how to feed turkey and there vacination programe

  14. kemei philip says:

    just the right information been searching for will help me diagnosed my teething problem

  15. Ejazi says:

    Hello team

    This is a very comprehensive site and has provided me with very valuable information. I appreciate all the good work done by the Team members on this site. Regards, Ejazi.

  16. Lucas Wahinya says:

    I have attempted the proposed ration and is considerably working.

    Anyone interested in buying mature Kenbro chicken @Kshs.750 per hen? I intend to start a new flock. Please contact on 0721344852

  17. Evans says:

    need 100 fully fertilized kenbro eggs am based at kangemi anyone to contact me thro’ sms;0728336343 (email:[email protected]) gud 9t

    Its rily informative.howeva what can i do if i dont have some of the named ingredients. Is there any other method of formulation?

  18. Tarime Suppliers says:

    If you require variety of raw material to produce the above feeds contact us. We supply in bulk and also small qty for your convenient. We are based in Nrb at City Stadium round about. Contact Jacob at 0729099550. We have everything in stock.

    • nellie waruinge says:

      Jacob, am your client and I congratulate you on a job well done for producing the kienyeji feeds. Will be contacting you for the raw materials shortly.

      Best Regards

    • suma says:

      kindly give quotations for small quantities
      methonine; enzyme; toxi ban, premix and lysine

      • musyoka jacob says:

        kindly give quotations for small quantities
        methonine;………………950@ Kg enzyme;…………………1680@Kg toxi ban,(mycosorb)………700 premix………………….290@Kg lysine………………….550@kg

        Minimum qty to purchase is 100grms

  19. Namachanja says:

    Cheers for the cost cutting information in this hard economic times.
    Kindly, someone to brief me on returns you can get on rearing 100 kenbro chicken within the first me 0725583835.

  20. Mr Mash says:

    this is good & useful info

  21. Beatrice W says:

    Thank you for sharing with us farmers chicken feed formulations on this magazine whereas it has been kept a secret by many.
    I am going to try it and does anybody know where we can get the ingridients cheaply in order to make a saving, times are
    hard farmers let us share information. In Thika there are some animal feeds that sell them although not very competitive one can give it a try.

  22. Checkin' On Chicken! says:

    Hi, thanks a lot for the formula, I’ve experienced the practice of making your own feed being widely used in other countries like Nigeria. My only concern is that some restaurant owners and individual customers have complained that the chicken tastes “fishy” presumably because of the Omena. Is this b/c of using the wrong ratios or??

  23. Gakiria says:

    Hi, this is really informative thanks.I posted a notice in this forum 2 months ago concerning the KARI Improved Kienyeji chicken.My birds have now started laying eggs and am now taking orders for day old and 2 week old chicks at 180 and 200kshs @.To place your order send me an email at [email protected]

  24. Kandie says:

    Am interested in buying 200 chicks, what are the payment modalities and how soon can i receive the chicks?

  25. Gakiria says:

    Dear Kandie.

    Thank you for your inquiry. To secure your order, you need to make a down payment of at least 30% of the total order (in your case 12,000 kshs). Call me on +254 712 777459 and i will direct you to the farm where you can make the payment and get a receipt. You will take delivery of your chicks 6 weeks after you place your order.

  26. Selling 1 Month old KENBRO CHICKS @ 300/=

  27. dasco enterprise says:

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  31. Jambo Millers says:

    Thank you for this Good and informative information . We mill maize and supply maize flour. WE PURCHASE MAIZE AT REASONABLE PRICE CALL US AT 0722867752 IF YOU’VE SOME

  32. Adeniyi Boluwatife Deola says:

    Nice one but instead of first taking it to kg b4 percentage, i believe it could be done directly e.g using maize in d layer starter.. 34/70 *8.23… If this is done for all, we will still arrive at d same answer.. I’ve tried it

  33. loice shali says:

    Can I feed my kienyeji chicken with left overs from my kitchen?

  34. Oby Obyerodhyambo says:

    This information is great. I have been looking for it from different places for ages. Does anyone have ratios for making feed for pigs? Weaners and Sows?

  35. jenny says:

    Thanks for the information. Pls let me know if kenbros lay eggs just like layers. is the rate the same?

  36. Joe says:

    Quite interesting and mwananchi formulation. But it looks rather sketchy. How are the trace mineral requirements being met? What of vitamins? Shouldn’t we include some Vitamin and mineral pre-mix, say from Agro-vet? Something seems to be missing.

  37. wafchick says:

    Hi good people, we are now selling one day old indigenous chicken (kienyeji). call Kizito +254724669095 or +254786669095 to place your order.

  38. charles raphael says:

    Am from Arusha Tanzania in our area we always use maize, maize bran, sunflower, cotton, fishmeal, lime, wheatbran. How can I turn whole soya into chicken feed?

  39. Moses Gachanja says:

    Thanks for your very informative forum. someone kindly tell me where to buy an incubator that has proven performance. I have been disappointed by Jua Kali ones.Text me on +254722281127

  40. Jimmy Mutunga PhD says:

    The feed formulation does not take into consideration cost and availability of the said raw materials! Use of termite and worms harvesting could be of great help to local chicken farmers! For day old kienyeji chicks call 0712097600

  41. Moses Gachanja says:

    Besides the feed quality issue, farmers need to improve on local chicken breeds. We are selling fertilized kienyeji eggs for quick maturing giant breeds at sh35.Call +254789977426 or +254722281127 to order.

  42. victor says:

    sir,what can substitute omena entirely in your formula. i do not know it.
    from nigeria.

  43. edward says:

    victor “Omena” are small but mature fish size of fingerlings found mainly in fresh water lakes.they are plenty in lake victoria in Kenya.for more information call +254720316516

  44. Ramadhan Odhiambo says:

    Thanks for continous delivery TOF Magazines to Epanja youth group. How can we get the new KARI chicken breed for our group in Mumias? We appreciate the services provided to us and other farmers.

  45. martin karu says:

    thanks 4 the wonderful info. where can one get the oganic margazine in nairobi?

  46. Hangeior peter says:

    How much feed should a broiler be fed with for the first to the eighth week?

  47. Abungu potas says:

    the so called omena is here just call 0725545311 any amount of kg.

  48. tobias oloo says:

    how do we subscribe to the magazine, organic farmer?

  49. Dr sani isa says:

    It would be appreciated if you include the formula for chick and growers marsh. Farmers will be interested in knowing the inclusion rate of the respective premixes. Not forgetting lysine and methionine.

  50. nancy serem says:

    thanx for your the information about kienyeji chiken farming, how long does it take for the hen to start laying eggs?

  51. Martin says:

    Very good information for starters like me in Zambia! It would be good to have an idea of the consumption ratio for layers from your experiences as farmers

  52. zipporah says:

    i will try making the chiken feed.

    Give me more tips

  53. james rewel says:

    thats a good idea. can some use the posho mill to do it.

  54. adebo says:

    thanks so much for dis simple but useful information provided to d local farmers. Pls sir from your experience sir, am a student of OAU in nig nd will love to knw more of the advance feed formulations. Pls kindly send the text books wc could b a guild for me. Thanks u so much sir.

  55. Rahab says:

    Many thanks for the useful information. I have been doing this farming but want to try your way of doing it. Kindly guide me on, my chicks will hatch on Monday 20th.

  56. Harold Kirui says:

    Thank you for this information. I have been looking for it for long. Please tell me of the possibility of hatching my own chicks: the problem is where and how do I get parents. Next I will ask about proper ways of feeding chicken.

  57. milka kubai says:

    Thanks for information about kienyenji feeds, its adding up to 66kgs, what is the other 4kg comprising of?how much DCP do you add?

  58. Sunday odhiambo says:

    im very happy with that idea(pearson square method).i want 2 start my organic poultry farm,i thnk it wil b of great help in terms of feed price and quality,thanks alot!

  59. Laban says:

    That’s good information. I wanted to know where in Kenya I can get the Automatic Poultry Cage Feeders for large scale poultry farming.

  60. Moses Gachanja says:

    Kindly research on a similar home made formula for pigs. I have several sows and numerous piglets. Anyone interested in buying piglets can contact me on +254 722 281 127.

  61. oscar says:

    where can i get fertilised eggs for incubation? Layers,broilers and turkeys

  62. Robin says:

    Good information is their a formula of finding % crude protein in an ingredient? E.g cotton cake? Or, they have their constants?

  63. Munyoki says:

    Thanks a lot for this info I intent to go into poultry farming what other cereals or substitutes can one use e.g sorghum , wild fruits etc

  64. lawrence says:

    Thanks alot for the information, where can someone buy 2 month old layers ? call 0751170101

  65. Sunday odhiambo says:

    Im very greatful 4 this as a small-scale organic poultry farmer my question is,dont we need 2 hav deferent formular ratio at deferent stages of growth i.e ration for chicks is abit deferent wit ration for breeders in terms of D.C.P like in exotic breed?

  66. Kimani D. says:


  67. livinglove breath says:

    I’m so greatful for this simple explanation. I’ve been thinking of making feeds but have very little knowledge. Now I can get started! Thanks a lot.

  68. livinglove breath says:

    I’m so greatful for this simple explanation. I’ve been thinking of making feeds but have very little knowledge. Now I can get started! Thanks alot.

  69. SURESH says:


  70. Wafchick says:

    At wafchick we sell one day old indigenous chicks ( kienyeji) we also sell egg incubators ranging from Ksh. 20,000 onwards both manual and automatic call us on 0724669095 or 0786669095

  71. Nura says:

    Pls give an exert formular making my own broilers feed.

  72. Raison says:

    Thanks for the information, by the way we dont need premixes in feed? And where can i get them (the premixes at a cheaper price and i am seriously looking for Beef mash and turkey feeds.
    You can call me anytime +265 999 311 271 or +258 82 5965 267 if you have an information of where to get these premixes.

  73. muthemba says:

    I need fertilized kienyeji eggs to buy, 0735859442.

  74. Okello Samuel Isenge says:

    Thanks for this information, one more question, do we need premix, egg booster, red salt, calciun and ordinary salt to be added on the above formulation for layer?

    Thank you.

  75. Peter says:

    we sell manual incubators at 1599.hatches 60 eggs call no.0720273620

  76. Peter says:

    bright idea.

    we sell manual incubators at 1599.hatches 60 eggs call no.0720273620

  77. dear sir, i am a fish feed producer & a fish culturer in bangladesh . but i am interested in producing poultry feed. would you please inform me about the procedure of making feed for layer and broiler and the procedure of nurturing layer chicken from the day they hatched until they lay eggs. i would be obliged to you forever if you kindly inform me.

    Hazi Abdul Momen.
    managing director,
    Al-Momen Feed Mills, Narsingdi.
    cell no= +008801711821694

    • ibrahim says:

      Am vry glad to meet u in this forum sir,please i want u to help me with fish feed formula,bcos am spending alot of money buying feed frm company while i have a milling machine.thank u.Nigeria

  78. Johann Kruger says:

    Many thanks, I am a BackYard chicken breeder. Keeping me busy with the pets I love. The information provided is very good. Kind Regards

  79. SAHEED says:


  80. Benson Amara says:

    Exellent, keep giving us such good information. Where can I get a solar/biogas powered incubator and manual grain crashers?
    Best Regards

  81. Hassan lokiru says:

    thank u very much, i think i can now prepare ration for my small chicken farm without delay

  82. Mapusa says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    How are you! Thank you for your good organic formulation, can you explain on what is laying percentage?and the formulation is for older birds. What about chicks and growers mash whi i think it has got a different CP?

  83. David says:

    Thanks for the info. If you need a manual or automatic incubator of diff. capasity or u want to service ur incubator of any maker. Pls call: +2347066149528. From Nigeria. Thanks

  84. kingsley okoye says:

    Thanks for your effort,please i will need further guide on how to formulate feed for hybrid broilers.


    sir, i want feed formula for broiler.i grow chicken in cage. I want to know about need protine,energe and more. Thanks

  86. Sandip Majumdar says:

    Sir, I want to make my own poultry feed, but can you explain where I found “Omena”. plz. Tell me.

  87. miriam says:

    Dear Sir/madam,

    I would like to know the feed formulation for chicks and growers mash to make at home for my chicken.Thank you.


  88. steve Gitau says:

    -CHICKS (FROM KSH.200-400=)
    -HEN FROM KSH.500=-700=
    -CORKS FROM KSH.700-1,000=

    YOU CAN REACH ME ON 0733 733 877/0722 30 24 46.

  89. adebayo says:

    Kindly send to me the feed formulation for CHICKS, LAYERS, BROILERS.


  90. makanjuola says:

    Thanks for ur help, can u pls send me d real formulation and what to give them for big production.

  91. Admasu Bekele says:

    it is very help full information for all like reaserchers ,teachers ,farmers,students&athors pls ad if U have any athor

  92. Godwin Godspower says:

    am so happy for the information provided, but as a student whn want to start his own farming i need more help and tip from you, thanks again

  93. Joram says:

    good beginning for pple lke me. i need fertilized kienyeji eggs which are fresh. im around nyeri. need more infomation.

  94. ronnie kiwanuka says:

    Good to reach out you guys.

    I have four months layers and about to begin laying if all goes well. My formula is as follows for now:-

    100 kg of maize bran
    13 kg of fish meal
    12 kg of cotton seeds
    8 kg of shells
    6 kg of sun flower
    making a total of 139kg

    Is this good for me?

    Will be great to hear from you.

  95. moses ola says:

    thanls for the information. Pls can u organise training for me and my staffs. I own a poultry with 5000 birds

  96. john says:

    please i need premis(lysine, methionine). where can i buy.0724626039

  97. Please, 1 need a formular for pullet. Thanks

  98. HOPPER OMONDI says:

    Ecochicks Kenya Limited deals in Poultyr Eggs Incubators that can hatcht all type of Birsds’ eggs such as Peacock,Guinea Fowls and other Birds.For more information please contact us on 0724702512

  99. habeezac says:

    Thanks for the useful information,but can I get a copy of the nutrient master plan to my mail address.I will be glad if you can help me in that area.thanks

  100. Adaora says:

    Thanks a lot 4 d informatn,i’m just abt to start on small scale broiler rearing.pls sir abt d lime u mentioned,is it just d juice or wt d back?God bless u.

  101. HOPPER OMONDI says:


  102. jorn says:

    Thank you.

  103. Theo says:

    Your work is wonderful i just wonder how i can get books or magazines

  104. Clement says:

    Clem Chicken Farm is relocating from Nairobi,we have few chickens remaining, 30 hens 5 roosters from KARI Naivasha Indigenous improved,hens are on 4th month laying going for Ksh 600 Roosters Ksh800. interested? call 0720 347 187.Sales on first come first serve basis.

  105. Dear Sir,

    I am an Agricultural Engineer as a Feed Mill Manager interested in formula for broiler, Layer etc in a proper proportion per tonnage ones I did not have a quality control manager and Nutritionist to guide me in my production and I need to produce. The farm is in Nigeria

  106. Shiiko says:

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  107. khalid shah says:

    sir i am fom afghanistan and i want to start from now feediding on yours formulation becauce here are not many sources there in afghanistan. so i like yours meathode of feeding if kindly u like to guide ma more i shell be very thanks to u because i am poor person and i have no money for import poultry i make it with my own sources.

  108. Festus Erhabor says:

    Please,give me a detailed feed formulation for laying birds

  109. Onic says:

    I appreciate this page alot, i want to ask how may week does it takes for a bird layer to start laying and whats the ideal formular for feed layer i am based in Nigeria.

  110. jagdish says:

    please maile me a chart of broiler feed compositin to manufacture own feed. thanks

  111. hamisu ibrahim says:

    Please, in our area we don’t have Omena. Can you tell me the substitute?

  112. rhoda stephen says:

    Thanks u sir. This is a great work.

  113. mark apolinario says:

    hello sir, can i have also a copy of broiler feed formulas from chick booster, starter, grower, to finisher so i can save money for making my own feed for my broiler chicks. thank you very much sir

  114. wycliffe says:


  115. Lugundi says:

    Thanks for good information but I would like to know nutritive value of maize bran for broiler chicken, may you send it to my email.?

  116. najai osemo says:

    Hi, I sell Kienyeji at KShs 60 per one day old chick. I’m located at Malakisi town, Bungoma County.

  117. 1 says:

    I will try making the chiken feed. Sir, Give me day old poultry feed.

  118. nusooli moses says:

    I have ready your manual for feeds formulation and looked so practical and am going to apply it and i will tell u the feed back.

  119. musooli moses says:

    how do i preserve maize bran for six months for my poultry. What do u use to preserve maize bran.

  120. Wajeedah says:

    Thanks so much for the above details. Pls, does these formulations also apply to Turkey breeding? If no, pls send me formulations for turkey layers and growers. Thanks and God bless

  121. dishon says:

    i am an upcoming architect in kenya and i need to start a small business in the manufacturing of chicken feeds what do i need to turn this raw materials into feeds need to know the methodology
    thanks God bless.

  122. dishon says:

    I have the following materials: polard, cotton, sunflower, rice jam, omena, maize jam, lime, wheat

  123. peter says:

    Please, 1 need a formular for both layers and broiler. Thanks for the useful information,but can I get a copy of the nutrient master plan to my mail address.I will be glad if you can help me in that area. thanks.please explain what is omena, maize bran and soyabean (fry or raw)

  124. David .E.O says:

    This formulation is more costly than the commercial feeds. Cheaper formulation are available.

  125. Godwill says:

    Plz iam glad of the formulation method of making broiler feeds. Am keeping some broilers on factory made feeds and they don’t do well. We don’t have ingredients to make feeds. What can i add to this commercial feeds to improve their growth.

  126. AKSHAY DESHMUKH says:


  127. Beulah says:

    Hello, some of the ingridents used are not available in my area. I only have access to maize, wheat offal, fishmeal, groundnut cake, soya, palmkernel cake, lime. How can i make use of these to get a well balanced feed for my birds from day old to laying.

  128. Benson says:

    Sir kindly assist on how to make home made chick mash,and growers mash.

  129. Suleiman says:

    What can I use instead of soya?

  130. Beta Monson says:

    This seems a good alternative. But what about the micro nutrient requirement like multivitamins, Minerals, and amino acid requirements of chickens?

  131. Daniel Nti says:

    Thanks for the useful information, but can I get a copy of the nutrient master plan to my mail address. I will be glad if you can help me in that area. Thanks.

  132. michael mwai says:

    This material is of much help.

  133. Njuki says:

    I would like to mix about 70kg per week for kienyenji chicken. I suppose I will need grinder or miller. True? Where can I purchase or hire one from that will work with the recipe you provided?

    Kind regards,

  134. David .E.O says:


    • innocent says:

      weldone for the additional info, how do i balance energy and amino acid as suggested in your write up? thanks. from nigeria. your number pls.

  135. Idowu Olanrewaju says:

    thaks for your information.

  136. bundi mungania says:

    how can i get a booklet for making kienyeji chicken feeds.the ingridients u have give us for making kienyeji feeds totals to 66kgs and not 70kgs,what is missing?

  137. Chege Kimani says:

    Thanks for the information on how to rear Kienyenji chicken. My question is where can one get Lime in Kenya i.e. in Kisumu? What can be substituted with Soya beans? I will appreciate your prompt response so much.

    Thank you.

  138. Solomon says:

    Am very glad to learn about the feed formulation. Please i want to know how and when to vaccinate my chickens.

  139. Betty says:

    thanks so much for the formula you gave to us,i have a Q ot two,1,what makes some chiken not lay eggs and am feeding them so well as per formula? 2,some chicken takes so many months before they brood,,,is there anything i can do to fasten the broooding,the are kienyeji chiken,thanks and God bless you.

  140. Auntyy says:


    Thanks a lot for the information. Will you please send me information on how to make my own chicken feed in Africa(from local products)?

    Thanks in advance


  141. Sylvester says:

    Not all the ingredients are available in my area please I have only Maize,Palm karnel cake,Soya meal,Groundnut cake,Wheat Offals. How can I make a good meal for my layers at point of lay.

  142. SALIU R.FUNSO says:

    Your web is so fantastic and directly educative. It is a good attempt to solve poultry farmers difficultoies of feed formulation. Kudos to your team.

  143. Saviour Chimpangu says:

    What is the meaning of Omena and what is the chemical formulation if any?

  144. Saviour Chimpangu says:

    What is Omena and its chemical formulation if any?

  145. adeyinka adeniyi says:

    thank for ur information. While do you conderm shovel mixing and make use of drum mixing . Also you go against fomulate feed for yourself ,i need more illustration on this. Am nutritionist .mail me thru ; yinkaadeniyig@yahoocom

  146. Yemi says:

    Why is it that there is no reply to all the questions people are asking? How can I prepare my own broiler feed? I have almost all materìls except omena

  147. Doreen says:

    What is Omena?I live in Uganda and am a new farmer dealing in layer chickens,I have found it to be financially straining yet i love the birds so much.Iam looking for alternative cheaper feed formula.But i dont know what omena is.I think it would be nice to see answers to all the questions here so we can all see them,ThanksBt I love the website.Keep it up

  148. azmi yusoof says:

    i want to make my own ration for doc broilers starter feed and finisher feed pl. advice of proportions for 1000 broilers
    regards azmi farmer green acres farm srilanka

  149. Tobias Mboya Boyi says:

    Why would hen start laying and stop may be after 4th egg, what is the cause and Will it continue one time later?

  150. adam says:

    I av broilers for sale don’t knw who to contact pls help

  151. mukeshkashyap says:

    plz sand me a formuletion of feed for broilar

  152. Yemi says:

    I have found the answer to what omena is and since no one cares to answer it I think it will be wise to let other newbie farmers like me know what it is. Omena are small fishes with a kind of golden transperent body. It can be easily found in Nigeria. In yoruba language its called akumadiju, in hausa its called achi-de-yara. Hope it helps?

    • Tabi Joda says:

      very very valuable information from this master farmer. Yemi thank you for explaining what omena is. Where can I buy it in Nigeria? Pls lets keep in touch. 08036899290

  153. David Lane says:

    300 lbs ground corn, 100 lbs soybean meal = 18% feed or you can sub.oats,barley for part of the corn (opt.) add mineral and salt and free choice oyster shell. this came from a Amish farmer in Marion,Ky. Do you think this is sufficent? It seems to work great for the Amish

  154. Lewis Nyeduko says:

    please how do i prepare feed for Day Old Chick (broiler)starter and finisher. thank you.

  155. Lewis Nyeduko says:

    Is it compulsory that you must fry the ingredients before grinding? please reply is very important to me. thank you

    • Ramy Tatad says:

      Im from the Philippines, Is rice/banana bran can substitute to maize bran? What is the DCP percentage of rice bran and banana bran?

  156. Potas says:

    Hi kenbro,kieNyeji eggs,day old or 1month old call 0725545311

  157. maduako callistus says:

    Please sir explain what an omena is

  158. U have made my day. I have tried chicken – kienyeji farming b4, but the time taken or growth was incredibly long period. I lost count of the months.
    My challenge could have been on feeding and I am giving it a shot this year round.

  159. Sarah P. Cooper says:

    How in the world what I need to make seed are difficult to find in this area I also am looking for buck wait to plant and feed my gaze ‘d be able sources

  160. makiso bosiu says:

    I want to breed the commercial broiler. Can I just pick them from the crowd and put them aside for breeding?

  161. Bakura Zanna says:

    Sir, thank’s for your information, what is omena, DCP & sunflower please explant to me sir, i live in nigeria, am a new farmer dealing in broilers & layers, am looking for alternative cheapter feed formulation of starter & finishe, or if you salling the Ebook of feed formulation, i can request it sir, please help me sir.

  162. Potas says:

    Hi,to all who wants omena call 0725545311.if u need kenbro eggs nd day old chick or 1 month old u cn also call.

  163. leonard says:

    Thank for the information. What can I use instead of soyabean

  164. niwaeli says:

    mimi nimependezewa na ushauri ila mngeandaa mafunzo kwa ajili ya kutengeneza chakula ambayo yanaambatana na mafunzo kwa vitendo

  165. Ebby says:

    Pls explain what u mean by omena and pls give direct formulars per 100kg of feed for broiler,grower and starter and layer…….thanks….pls reply fast.

  166. FRANCISN says:


  167. sina says:

    thank you for your effort in providing this information but even hybrid chickens can be feed these except you have to add the following as a guide only:
    Dicalcium phoshate(then reduce on the limestone figure)
    for the quantities of these additives firstly do a sample test of nutrients as the quality of grain used matters and advise can be provided by the institute which will do the testing.
    furthermore, for finishing broilers maybe the omena can be replaced with full fat soya so as to increase the meal’s energy level

    lastly the meals maybe low in energy Mcal/kg for layers as they are all below 2900Kcal/kg this may result in the beds eating more of the feed thus would see them grow slightly faster but if the energy level of the birds was increased it would help for the broilers or market chickens.
    you can send me your e-mail for some meal formulations


  168. Lanre Adebayo says:

    Weldon work for the enlightenment. Pease kindly give the formula for boiler’s mash.

  169. festus osuala says:

    Thanks for your informations,my question is this,this omena and lime of a thing,are they chemicals,are they in Nigeria markets?give me informations


    Festus Lagos Nigeria

  170. Festus N O says:

    What is lime in broiler feeds productions and what is the alternative to it?

    Thanks, Festus

  171. Haig says:

    This good information. I will try it.

  172. opara chinonyerem says:

    Thanks for educating me, please I would like to know the formula for chicks and growers mash for layers and what lime is.

  173. Sanjay says:

    Kind Attn: SINA, ZAMBIA.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Information provided was very educative, pl provide formulation for India for Broilers, keeping in mind weather conditions in Northern India. Also we must look at the availability of Materials here, as suggested by you.

    Kindly help and educate us further.

    Thank You.

  174. Tope says:

    tanks for the information supply. pls i need formula(100kg) for both layers and broiler for me to my email.and the meaning of omena, i will appreciate if you can do that for me.

  175. Robert says:

    I have one month Kenbro chicks for sell @ Kshs 300/chick. Please contact me on tel. 0722-415325. Thanks.

  176. robert says:

    Thank you Sina please send me broiler meal formulation. Am from Zimbabwe and frequently visit yo beautiful country Zambia.


  177. abdillah says:

    what are maize bran n soya beans?should the mixture spilt with water?should they be left to decay?

  178. Eleyode says:


  179. Cornelius says:

    I want to start chicken business from small scale to properly commercial brooder.
    Please advice on where to get training before starting I have a place of 1/4 an acre.
    Thank you and please contact on 0720012496

  180. zero waste farm says:

    great stuff.Need infomation on the maturity age for indegenous chicken

  181. nicholas kirimi says:

    Am looking for eggs market starting 1st jam 2014.i will have capacity to supply 30 crates daily.if interested call 0724431712

  182. umar i karaye says:

    a nice aproach and educative but u should at least so fer provided d tecknical proceduer bcus we need it thanks

  183. githui says:

    Bravo!I have been looking for assistance concerning chicken feeds,at last there is hope.Kindly advice me on boosters to use alongside, for broilers.

  184. boni sidika says:

    anybody who needs omena? am a fisherman from kinda beach, suba -Gwassi south nyanza near nyandiwa … facebook name.. boni sidika, for more details.

  185. Imran Ahmed says:

    I would like to thanks all for their usefull information on farming . I’m a farmer rearing layer chicks in uganda . I m looking for layers mash formulation which someone is already using in uganda . I’ve tried many formulas but i have not got any yet which is working good . Any kind of help will be highly appreciated . Thanks . email : [email protected] (0794-243184).

  186. Oludiran Sunday O. says:

    This is more than seminers, thanks alot for the info. Pls, what can we use inplace of omena and sun flower? What is omena persay? Thanks alot…..

  187. miriam yisa says:

    pls sir I need a formula for layers and brolilers at differet stages and pls metion materials that areavailable in nigeria. thanks for your good work.

  188. Aregbeshola Olanrewaju says:

    Please, I want to start poultry farming,i need right formulation for layers purchased at the point of lay,and feeding procedures.Also.formulations should as well contain all essential elements, and right proportion of ration per layer.

  189. Odyata M.O says:

    Thanks for sacrificing your time and delivering this very educative tips. You have changed a life somewhere.Please keep the light burning.

  190. Odyata M.O says:

    Omena is silver fish in English. It is known by other names in Uganda as: Mukene and Wanjiri. Thank you.

  191. Pam Pam says:

    We have a weekly hatch of healthy day old kenbro/kienyeji chicks in kisumu. Place your order today tel. No. 0722222086 or 0720058976

  192. Chris Utsu says:

    You’v Don A Great Job Keep It Up. But The Per Cent Of Lime Is Zero Why Does It Have To Be Zero Yet Its 4Kg And Cant I Use Guinea Corn Instead Of The Normal Maize?

  193. Afwata says:

    kindly give me details of how to get an incubator to at least 50 chicks

  194. Karthik Varma says:

    Hi my name is Karthik Varma
    I have 3 acres land at my village it is located at TAMIL NADU (INDIA) .its near to Chennai just 90kms only.Now I am planing to start chicken poltry forum. Start small unit only
    My investment 2-3 lacks only not much more pls try yo guide me to growth.
    Send the following stpes and interductions how to start or it is posible to do my land,invest &temperature pls give quote for this…..
    And you have any other plans to closer to me pls share that also
    Thanks and regards your
    Karthik Varma
    [email protected]

  195. ngash says:

    am 20yrs a want you to help mi on hw i cn mke my own layers of high quality i hav 500 chikens hw cn u help mi i get a mixer instead of mixin wit a spade[shovel] n hw long do kienyeji hens tke to lay when they hav stopped n why do thy stop? am 0711679934

  196. Audrey says:

    Please what is feed concentrates made of? if feed ration is compounded based on percentage crude protein, what does it mean?

  197. Audrey says:

    Please, I want to start poultry farming,i need right formulation for layers purchased at the point of lay,and feeding procedures.Also,formulations should as well contain all essential elements, and right proportion of ration per layer.

  198. Bright Mugigo says:

    this information is good for me because i happen to have 1tonne soyabean and 2tonnes maize…can anyone guide me on the chicken project ,especially on the maximum number of chicken i can sustain wth these inputs

  199. nimuwahus says:

    thanks for ur remarkable advice pls help me with a pigs feed formula and nutrition requirements from piglets to sows i just lost premature birth piglets

  200. DANNY says:

    Please i want to start my poultry kindly sent me the broiler formulation of starter,grower and finisher. our available materials here are yellow corn,rice brand,fish meal,soya and wheat

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