What Is Kuroiler Chicken?
Kuroilers chicken is a dual-purpose breed producing meat and eggs, can live on a diet of kitchen and agricultural waste, and produce around 200 eggs per year whereas native Tanzanian hens lay only 40 per year. The meat yield per bird of Kuroilers is also greater; males weigh approximately 3.5 kg and females about 2.5 kg whereas the native male bird weighs 2.5 kg and females 1.2 kg. Due to its unique genetic features, the Kuroiler is resistant to diseases. The kuroiler chick is a potential bio-converter of no cost agricultural, household and natural waste abundant in villages into human protein food and substantial incomes for rural households.
Kuroiler Chicken Profile:
Name: Kuroiler and kienyeji chicken
Chicken weight: Kuroiler weighs approximately 3.5 kg and female weighs about 2.5 kg
Eggs: Kuroiler hen lay 150 to 200 eggs per year; native chicken lays 40 eggs per year
Purpose: Eggs and meat
Egg Color: Light brown
Egg size: Large
Period of egg production: 12 weeks starts to lay eggs
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF KUROILER CHICKEN
- Kuroilers chickens are dual-purpose breeds reared for both meat and eggs. They can feed on a diet of chicken and agricultural waste and produce around 150 eggs per year and the native Tanzania hens lay only 40 eggs per year.
- Kuroiler chickens have unique genetic features, that makes them highly resistant to diseases. The Kuroiler chicken are potential bio-converter of no cost agricultural, household and natural waste.
- Kuroilers are great meat producers, males Kuroilers weigh approximately 3.5 kg and females Kuroilers weigh about 2.5 kg and the native kienyeji male weigh about 2.5 kg and females weigh 1.2 kg.
- Kuroiler have high growth rate hence makes the Kuroiler profitable as they grow fast. Kuroiler chicken attains a weigh of 3 to 4 kgs by the age of 5 to 6 months.
- If they are not free to scavange, Kuroilers get heavier. Its best to feed them with kitchen leftovers and edibles like yellow maise, Omen, Chicken mash, Soya and Worms.
- This chicken has a very good market and the demand is growing rapidly.
- Kuroiler chicken is a good scavenger therefore don’t need more commercial feeding.
- They occupy very little space; indigenos chicken can also be raised through supplement feeding.
- High resistant to disease
- Kuroiler can be raised at considerably very low cost.
- Hence they grow within a very short time earns profit for the farmers.
- Kuroiler are very good layers ie 150 to 200 eggs per year.
- Kuroiler’s meat is very tasty and a largeyellow yolked egg is nutritious.
- Kuroilers generate good income as they are good layers and good meat producers.