The business of raising day old chicks

Raising day old chicks in Kenya has become very popular because you only need a viable batch of eggs for hatching, a reliable incubator and a working knowledge of poultry incubation. Also selling day old chicks can be done both locally and as a mail order business. Your hatchery could be just what people in your community needed as a nearby source of day old chicks.

Many people would like to raise chickens themselves, rather than to buy pullets but are unable to get or hatch enough day old chicks.

Day old chicksYour job would be to have enough laying hens to lay eggs, incubate them, and sell them when they hatch. Many hatcheries take pre-orders and deliver baby chicks one day after they hatch. You can also distribute the chicks to local farmers or take orders through your website. Day old chicks sell at around Kshs 80 to 100 each. The Kenbro breed is a top selling breeds that you can start with.

Using only egg incubators you can sell day-old chicks as a viable business. With hens that supply a guaranteed number of eggs you can distribute the eggs such that there are eggs for the incubator at any one time. If you organize properly, day old chicks can be produced on a weekly basis for the market. The capital outlay is minimal, no specialized knowledge is needed and very little infrastructure is required.

This business model is ideal for small-scale farmers who want to start their own hatcheries with low capital input and high returns on investment. It is a highly profitable business to start and your capital requirement is very small.

The best way to start is by getting good chicken breeds and rearing them for laying eggs. Kenbro from Kenchic is very popular with farmers because of its high egg yield and quality meat. You are unlikely to meet the demand. Within six months your hens should be ready to give a constant supply of eggs for the incubator. Your business is to hatch the eggs and sell as day old chicks.   

And an even easier way is to outsource the batch of eggs for hatching. But here you will need to be very careful and observant. The breeder you are getting the eggs from should be reliable and trustworthy because in order to successfully accomplish this venture you need to have fertile eggs that produce healthy embryo.

When choosing the eggs, don’t let the bigger ones fool you. Large eggs are not ideal eggs for hatching as they develop poorly thus producing sickly chicks. Too small ones are also not good, as these may not have enough yolk to sustain growth. Whether the eggs are from your farm or outsourced, always pick for hatching those of medium size and as much as possible, stain-free eggs. Look out for signs of cracks, holes and other abnormalities in the shell. Avoid those with irregular shapes and stay away from those with suspicious marks. Bacterial infection should be prevented right from the start.

The prices of incubators range from as low as Kshs 15,000. For a medium sized business you can invest in a 1200 eggs per week incubator which should be going for Kshs 140,000. Taking 70% hatchability, you should be selling about 800 day old chicks per week. At Kshs 100 per day old chick, this translates to a gross Kshs 80,000 per week or Kshs 320,000 per month. Other than feeding the parent stock or purchasing the eggs, there are no major expenses and the profit margin can easily be Kshs 200,000 monthly.   


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Salome Muraya
-3 # Salome Muraya 2012-07-24 19:00
Would like to venture into this business. Where can I get more study resources?
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Onesmus
-1 # Onesmus 2013-01-07 16:11
Dear Sir,

I am very much interested in chicken farming, mainly layers. I therefore wish to know from you whether you do sell 3 months old chicks. Also, do you offer any chicken keeping training?

Regards
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Benedict Makau
+1 # Benedict Makau 2013-08-19 22:37
Selling 3 weeks old KENBRO chicks @ kshs.300 .Please call 0729725720 or 0720478569.Based at Kaani-Machakos.
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MUTHAMI KAMAU
0 # MUTHAMI KAMAU 2015-03-17 15:51
I AM ALSO STARTING THE BUSINESS BUT LOOKING FOR SERIOUS PARTNER
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wafchick
-2 # wafchick 2012-08-15 12:32
We supply one day old chicks both indigenous and grade. we also supply Broilers @ a very affordable price, call us on +254724669095, +254786669095 or go to www.wafchick.com to order.
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Nicholus Titus Ndongi
0 # Nicholus Titus Ndongi 2016-02-15 15:07
do you sell KARI improved kienyeji chicks
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Bonny Otieno
0 # Bonny Otieno 2012-10-10 11:05
I would like to start the incubation as well as the breeding business. I would like to know where I can purchase the incubator (about 150,000) and the best eggs for both broilers and layers.
I think its a viable business venture that needs tapping to the full potential.
Reach me on 0202668019
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wafchick investment
+1 # wafchick investment 2012-10-11 13:24
At wafchick we now sell one day old indigenous chicks ( kienyeji )@ Ksh.100 only. we also import and sell egg incubators to farmers, individuals and institutions ranging from Ksh.18,000 call us on +254724669095 or +. Website: www.wafchick.com
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Nicholus Titus Ndongi
0 # Nicholus Titus Ndongi 2016-02-15 15:04
capacity of eggs of incubator costing 18,000kshs
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Geoffrey Gacini Gathogo
0 # Geoffrey Gacini Gathogo 2012-12-11 20:14
Kindly let mi know where i can get quality eggs for my hatchery which can accomodate 3000 chicks and i need more study
Thanks
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Henry Wolfrum
0 # Henry Wolfrum 2012-12-31 20:36
I'm about to supply one day old chicks (Kenbro) 500 - 600 a day for about 60K$ each and I'm still looking for serious and professional business associate around Nairobi.

Do not hesitate to contact me via email for any further ()
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Virginia
0 # Virginia 2014-09-30 09:24
Hi Henry,
Kindly advise if you are still looking for partnership.

Regards/Virginia
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MUTHAMI KAMAU
0 # MUTHAMI KAMAU 2016-11-14 12:15
I am still looking for serious partner
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Anthony Kamau
0 # Anthony Kamau 2015-03-20 12:04
Hi Henry,
I am also looking for business partner to start a hatchery that will be producing 100000 day old chicks a week.
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charles nyaga
0 # charles nyaga 2017-02-22 07:06
i stay in githurai and i need 100chicks. where do i find you?
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najai osemo
+1 # najai osemo 2013-01-24 11:08
i produce day old kienyeji chicks at kshs 60 per chick. im located at Malakisi, in Bungoma County
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shad jubilee
0 # shad jubilee 2013-10-19 15:13
najai osemo talk to me on 0737 720 516
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kevin orenyo
0 # kevin orenyo 2014-11-29 13:16
hey osemo kindly send me your contacts
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Austin omondi
0 # Austin omondi 2013-01-28 12:55
i would like 2 know the procedure to be followed when rearing broilers from day one
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karanja elijah mwaura
+1 # karanja elijah mwaura 2013-12-09 14:41
hello sir, you need to get the right feed from the recommendations by chicken feeds sellers and vaccinations.
in addition you need to have energy to warm them for like three weeks in order for them to develop strong wings for development of self warmth.
I work for a company that deals with the production and sale of that energy called briquettes.I head the sales department, you can contact me through this no for this information, 0729632133.and organize on prices and delivery method
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I want quotation on one day old chicks
+1 # I want quotation on one day old chicks 2013-02-07 18:32
PLEASED SENT ME QUOTATION ON THIS.
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Fred
0 # Fred 2014-07-06 15:21
One day old chick at kshs 120 per.
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I want quotation on one day old chicks
+3 # I want quotation on one day old chicks 2013-02-07 18:39
Am from Liberia and need thrity thousand chilks and eggs.
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Potas Abungu
0 # Potas Abungu 2013-03-01 06:54
Quoting I want quotation on one day old chicks:
Am from Liberia and need thrity thousand chilks and eggs.

I am willing to supply u wit the chicks at ksh.95 and eggs at ksh.30.please contact me on +25472545311.bye
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Joseph
0 # Joseph 2014-03-30 18:38
HI THE QUOTATION IS MIN 7000 CHICKS PER WEEK AND MAX 20000 PER WEEK EACH 1.2DOLLARS AND EGGS MIN 20000 PER WEEK AND MAX 50000 PER WEEK EACH AT 3.5DOLLARS PER TRAY WHICH HAS GOT 30 EGGS.
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Jerry
0 # Jerry 2014-03-31 00:23
Dear Steve,

I saw your quote bove and I am wondering wether you are still active in this sector.
Please drop me a line and we can take it frim there.

Kind Regards,

Jerry.
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Fred
0 # Fred 2014-07-06 15:17
Do you still want chicks?
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tom okoth
0 # tom okoth 2013-02-16 14:18
Hi.I live in Likoni and have Kenbro hens and roosters for sale about 40. They are aroumd 2 momnts old approx. 900grams. You can contact me on
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CHARLS
0 # CHARLS 2013-02-23 17:36
Hii, I am charls from Arusha Tanzania, I would like to know where i can get One day old chicks, Ingegenous and Fertilized agges of Hybreed poultry, my email
Thanks
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kamau thiongo
0 # kamau thiongo 2013-03-14 18:44
would like to know the pricing of one day old kenbro chicks about 200 in two months intervals up to 800.
contact;
or sms 0725749451
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jmacharia39
0 # jmacharia39 2013-04-26 15:38
i sell incubators imported from China, please let me if you need one, price is very competitive and payment terms is within 1.5 months to import that means you can pay in 3 terms. contact me for more infor
email:
tel:0724272722
skype: jmacharia39
facebook:
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Grace Mumbi
+1 # Grace Mumbi 2013-06-06 09:42
Hi,

Kindly let me have the price for an incubator with a capacity of of 84, 160 and 360 or give me the capacities you have.

Kind regards.

Grace
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kifani
0 # kifani 2013-06-03 20:52
im bassed at matunda kitale and have hatchary incubitor where can i get 650 hybrid kenbro eggs contact me thro e-mail simon.kifani@yahoo.
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EMILY RESIATO
+2 # EMILY RESIATO 2013-07-30 11:35
Iam from samburu county i want to venture into business. Pliz advice
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kenneth obuya
-1 # kenneth obuya 2013-08-16 19:39
I would like to engage in poultry keeping in the next 6-8 months from now, please advice on the best layers which can do well in the kenyan coast (kilifi),
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Benedict Makau
+1 # Benedict Makau 2013-08-19 22:42
KENBRO OFCOURSE!WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH MORE DETAILS IF YOU AE WILLING.Supply the chicks at very fair prices.Call me on 0729725720.
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peter musioka
-1 # peter musioka 2013-09-19 22:50
Mr Makau;
I will be very happy to hear of how much you are selling your one weak's chicks, their availability and if I can visit your farm for some training.
thank you.
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Homerange Poultry Kenya
+2 # Homerange Poultry Kenya 2013-10-08 17:35
Homerange Poultry Kenya is primarily a hatchery specializing in improved kienyeji chicken (IKC). We exist to be the largest improved kienyeji poultry producing company in East and Central Africa.

Our prices are as follows:-

1) Day old improved kienyeji chicks @Kshs. 100

2) Month old improved kienyeji chicks @Kshs. 250

3) Fertilised improved kienyeji eggs @Kshs. 750 per tray

4) Breeding cock / hen @Kshs. 850

To order call 0786942052 or 0727200116

Email: /

Website: www.homerangepoultry.com
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karanja elijah mwaura
+1 # karanja elijah mwaura 2013-12-05 17:03
i work for a company that deals with energy products.

i head the department that deals with briquettes(artificial charcoal) very suitable for chick's rearing.

This briq does not produce any smoke, burns for long than ordinary charcoal, moderate temperatures for rearing chicks i.e 30-33degrees Celsius and very cheap.
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JACOB ONYANGO
0 # JACOB ONYANGO 2013-12-09 10:06
How can I talk deeper with you. I need the briquettes.

Jacob
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karanja elijah mwaura
0 # karanja elijah mwaura 2013-12-09 14:35
my number is 0729632133
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dianah marade
0 # dianah marade 2014-11-26 10:13
hello can i get your contacts so that i contact you about the energy products
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JACOB ONYANGO
0 # JACOB ONYANGO 2014-03-05 12:44
I would wish to buy fertilized guinea fowl eggs for hatching.
Advise me on where I can get this.

Regards,
Jacob
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sally maombi
0 # sally maombi 2014-03-12 13:11
hi i sell a day old kienyeji chick @ksh90.am at bomet couty.make an order and we will deliver to u.thank u
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sally maombi
0 # sally maombi 2014-03-12 13:13
call on this number:0723365779.
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Alain
0 # Alain 2014-10-21 19:24
hello dear, plz contact me true my mail we can talk about day chicks i need it too
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Graham Odenyo
0 # Graham Odenyo 2014-04-08 19:55
Has anyone thought of getting a custom mobile app built for their livestock sales business? Everyone is on their smartphone these days, reach your customers directly on their smartphones, make more money that way.

goo.gl/2FFxcm

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Homerange Poultry Farm
+1 # Homerange Poultry Farm 2014-05-06 09:52
Dear friends, please note that the deadline for booking and payment for the 15th Homerange Training on rearing of KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken to be held on 10th May 2014 from 9.30 am - 4.30pm at Ruaka town; Charges Kshs. 1500 per person (Book for attendance in advance) is thursday, 8th May 2014 at 4.30pm. If interested in attending the training kindly sms your full name and email address to 0727200116 or 0786942052 then submit your payment via MPESA No. 0727200116 Name: Ian Mutwiri. Please click on the event page below for further details of the training.

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lewa
0 # lewa 2014-05-17 16:23
am selling 3months old kenbro chicks at ksh.350 each call me at 0716416615
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kerry farm kenya
0 # kerry farm kenya 2014-05-27 12:44
We sell one day old kienyeji chicks at ksh. 100 only. Now producing 1000 chicks every 21 days & this is just the beginning. To order contact us through 0728253113 or email:
Visit our website: kerryfarm.kbo.co.ke
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anne mboya
0 # anne mboya 2014-06-11 16:31
selling kenbro chicks for one day 100/ksh .
for more information call me on 0727469942
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anne mboya
+1 # anne mboya 2014-06-11 16:41
Selling kenbro eggs each at 30/ksh also, am from kitui matinyani near josse junior academy, for more information call 0727469942
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Jemoh
0 # Jemoh 2014-06-27 13:02
Fertilised kenbro eggs at 20 bob@ in nyeri town. Call 0711310507 or visit my farm at nyeri
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collin
0 # collin 2014-08-29 08:33
I need 100 pure kienyeji chicks 1-7days old, am in matayos, busia county. Anyone around can contact me with the price and location on
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ethans farm kenya
0 # ethans farm kenya 2014-10-09 17:43
We sell one day old kienyeji chicks @ ksh. 100 only. two weeks chicks @ ksh. 250. To order contact us through 0721998561 or email:
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Homerange Poultry Kenya
+1 # Homerange Poultry Kenya 2014-11-24 13:53
Welcome to our LAST 2014 Training on Rearing of Kienyeji Chicken: 21st Edition Homerange Training on rearing of KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken to be held on 29th November 2014 from 9.30 am - 5.30pm at Ruaka town; Charges Kshs. 1500 per person; (DEADLINE FOR BOOKING & PAYMENT is Thursday, 27th November 2014)

All are welcome! PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO HOST ONLY TEN (10) PARTICIPANTS FOR THE TRAINING.

Please make reservations by sending us your FULL NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS via our no. 0727 200 116 or 0786 942 052 NOT LATER THAN Thursday, 27th November 2014.

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MUTHAMI KAMAU
0 # MUTHAMI KAMAU 2015-03-17 15:47
i am looking for a partner in hatchery business to produce 100000 day old chicks per week. please call 0707972530
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Esther nganga
-1 # Esther nganga 2015-04-01 23:28
I sell day old pure kienyeji chicks@100 shillng each.Am located at nakuru kenya.
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Esther nganga
0 # Esther nganga 2015-04-01 23:30
call 0717079216 for pure kienyeji chicks
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samuel Gitonga
0 # samuel Gitonga 2015-06-13 19:43
Selling 1 day
1 week
1month
2 months old KARI kienyeji chicks
Call 0723588407
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RASHID
0 # RASHID 2015-06-23 12:09
[fv]i like the project.....is there training for faming??[/fv]
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Homerange Poultry Farm
0 # Homerange Poultry Farm 2015-06-25 09:16
Did you miss our last Training?? Well here's your opportunity to come training with us on the best practices for rearing the KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken.

31st Homerange Training on Rearing of KARI Improved Kienyeji chicken to be held on 27th June 2015 from 9.30am-5.30pm; charges Kshs.1500 pp

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To book a space for attendance, please sms your FULL NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS to 0727200116 or 0786942052 then remit your training fee payment of kshs. 1500 via our Mpesa no. 0727200116 not later than the deadline of Thursday, 18th June 2015.
You may also visit our website www.homerangepoultry.com/.../ for further details of this training.

We look forward to having you at our upcoming training!
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Homerange Poultry Farm
0 # Homerange Poultry Farm 2015-06-25 09:28
Did you miss our last Training?? Well here's your opportunity to come training with us on the best practices for rearing the KARI Improved Kienyeji Chicken.

31st Homerange Training on Rearing of KARI Improved Kienyeji chicken to be held on 27th June 2015 from 9.30am-5.30pm; charges Kshs.1500 pp

facebook.com/.../...

To book a space for attendance, please sms your FULL NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS to 0727200116 or 0786942052 then remit your training fee payment of kshs. 1500 via our Mpesa no. 0727200116 not later than the deadline of Thursday, 25th June 2015.
You may also visit our website www.homerangepoultry.com/.../ for further details of this training.

We look forward to having you at our upcoming training!
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dd
0 # dd 2016-02-10 17:21
where can i get the kuroiler chiken and the kari improved chicken breed also which is the right breed for getting eggs and incuate so as to sale day old chick please advice
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basstraxx
0 # basstraxx 2016-03-24 09:54
Healthy, Hassle FREE DAY OLD CHICS
Layers, Kenbro, Broilers, Rainbow, Kuroiler, Kienyeji, Kari Kienyeji
Pure Breeds from parent stocks
Hatching and Brooding services
Free Consultation

Call 0700542377
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Charlie muckoyq
0 # Charlie muckoyq 2016-04-09 14:02
Hello I'm selling day old kuroilers chicks. Call for your order 0707513335. I'm currently based in Kitale but can mail your order wherever you are!!
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Dominic
0 # Dominic 2016-05-08 09:19
am rly in need of Kari improved chicks aged 4weeks..where can I get them.
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George ragira
0 # George ragira 2016-06-24 23:00
I want to order 10,000 one day old chick please if you to agree with that order send you phone no and name.
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Abungu Potas
0 # Abungu Potas 2016-06-27 05:10
Hello George. I can supply ur order of 10000 chicks . my number 0725545311 code +254
Name is Abungu Potas
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VINCENT OGOLLA
0 # VINCENT OGOLLA 2016-07-08 12:30
Hello Sir/Madam
I would like to know if you conduct trainings for beginners and how would you charge around 50 pple

Thanks
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charles nyaga
0 # charles nyaga 2017-02-22 07:15
i need 100 to 150 kienyeji kenbro chicks.stay at githurai45.mail,
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