Bird hobby turns into a mint

Titus Kiptoo and his brother, Mark on their farm in Uasin Gishu. He says he developed an interest in turkeys when he visited a friend in Elgon View estate, Eldoret, who told him about their advantages and benefits. PHOTO | PETER CHANGTOEK | NMG

What you need to know:

  • The young farmer is pursuing a postgraduate diploma in customs revenue at the Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Coincidentally, one of his turkeys had just hatched, and he gave her the poults.
  • He says pens for the turkeys and guinea fowls should have roosters. Geese prefer to lie on the ground.
  • His biggest challenge is predation by stray dogs. The problem is critical, especially when no one is around. Chicks are the most vulnerable of the flock.

Titus Kiptoo, 26, began keeping ornamental birds as a hobby but it has turned out to be a profitable business.

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