Q. What days are you open and what are your hours of business?
Q. Do you give tours to your farm for the public?
A. Yes, but we prefer that one to call in advance to schedule a tour. If people are visiting we will answer their questions as long as it does not interfere with existing activities.
Q. Are your chicks & chicken vaccinated ?
A. Yes, Vaccination is an effective means to prevent and/or reduce the adverse effects of specific diseases that can cause problems in a poultry flock.
Q. Which diseases are they vaccinated against?
A. Marek’s disease, Newcastle Disease, Infectious Bronchitis (often combined with Newcastle in a single vaccine). Fowl Pox, Fowl Cholera and Infectious Laryngotracheitis are administered only when there is an out break.
Q. Do the customers pay for shipping?
A. In some areas, depending on the distance and the order quantity. Please call one of our representatives for clarification about your area.
Q. How far in advance should I book my order of chicks?
A. As soon as you know when and how many you want to order you should go ahead and book your order. Our representatives will inform you on the availability of your order. On agreement early payment will secure your order.
Q. What are the essentials in the wellbeing of Chicks?
A. Provide them with food and water. Set the inside temperature at the right level. Check that farm ventilation is set properly. Make sure their environment is clean.
Q. What does "day-old chick" mean?
A. The “day-old chick” (DOC) is the newly-hatched chick (Gallus gallus), “day-old chick” is a quality and age milestone. It can been defined as the combination of hatch-ability and three-day mortality. Normally it is conceived in the hatchery,and kept until to the farm, where it will be housed and fed to provide a broiler chicken, a laying hen, or a breeding cock or hen.
Q. In this context, what does "Kienyeji" mean?
A. It means Indigenous Chicken. Our brand is an Improved Indigenous Chicken (Kenbro). For the Kenbro breed, the selection of birds or improvement by crossbreeding has been kept minimal. Indigenous chicken are mostly kept under the free-range management system and so is the Kenbro breed.
Q. What are the Advantages of Indigenous Chicken/Improved Indigenous Chicken (Kuroiler/Kenbro) ?
- Survival rate of chicks high.
- They can be fed on cheap locally available feeds.
- They are more prolific and problematic to rear on small plots of land.
- They are more genetically diverse, we adapted, and more resistant to local pest and diseases.
- Meat and eggs are tastier and preferred by most consumers compared to the exotic breeds.
Q. Is your Quality Guaranteed?
All Joekev Kukus Kenya poultry are guaranteed to be of the grade, quality, sex and breed as represented. Should any error occur we will make prompt adjustment. In producing these chicks the seller has followed approved and recommended methods of flock control and egg selection and has established sanitary and disease control standards in the Hatchery operation. Seller does not warrant poultry to be free from any disease which could not be ascertained at the time of sale. Liability is limited in all cases to replacement of damaged chicks and extra chicks must apply. Under no circumstances shall our liability, on claims of any kind, exceed the total price paid for poultry. You can read the Full Terms-of-Service Here.