Sources of Indigenous Chicks

Day old Chicks;

Day-old indigenous chicks or hatching eggs maybe sourced from KARLO-NRI Naivasha, and other small hatcheries, producers and agents spread all over the country.


Day old chicks should be ordered from reputable certified hatcheries for quality and disease free flocks. It is also important to have chicks vaccinated against Mareks disease at the hatchery and a vaccination guide issued from the source.

Main Hatchery:

Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organization,
Non-Ruminant Institute-Naivasha,
P. O. Box 25-20117
Phone: +254-708 620095/7

When to Secure Chicks:

Farmers should buy replacement chicks 5 months before disposal of the old flocks to ensure regular and continuous supply of eggs.