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VALUE ADDITION THROUGH POULTRY HATCHING IN GATUNDU NORTH CIDC KAIRI

Gatundu North Constituency Industrial Development Centre (CIDC) sits on ¼ acre piece of land and is the home of a Community Based Organization (CBO) known as Chania United Initiative (CHUI) which has since born Chania Ward Community Driven Development Committee which comprises of 47 self-help groups in Agribusiness who have formed Chania United Initiative Association. The Association has occupied the CIDC and set up two fully operational businesses and one start up that is yet to be operationalized.

Mr. Moses Kaigai, the Chairperson of Chania of United Initiative Association, runs a local poultry hatching and value addition plant at the CIDC. The plant has two Incubators one of them made and assembled at the CIDC by a group of youth who are members of CHUI Association. The youths have also produced more that are being used at other sites that the Association runs. The hatchery has 247 four days old chicks, 30 one week old chicks, 70 three weeks old chicks, and 40 one month old chicks. He sources the eggs from local poultry farmers. He sells the chicks from as early as one day old at Kshs 100 each, 1 week old at Kshs 110 each, 3 weeks old at Kshs 150 each and 1 month old at Kshs 180 – 200 depending on the size. The feeds are sourced from CHUI feeds which is part of the Association’s business occupying the CIDC.

4 Days old Chicks – these depend on the warmer light
4 Days old Chicks – these depend on the warmer light
3 Weeks Old Chicks, here they do not depend on the light warmer, they are left to adapt to normal room temperatures
3 Weeks Old Chicks, here they do not depend on the light warmer, they are left to adapt to normal room temperatures
1 Month Old Chicks
1 Month Old Chicks