Don’t chicken out, I run my poultry farm from laundry area

Doctor Subiri Obwogo who runs a poultry farm in Parklands, Nairobi on October 11, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

What you need to know:

  • He feeds them on chick mash and mixes their water with glucose for energy. “I also add some paraffin in drinking water to help in digestion. At this stage, their intestines are still weak, thus, the kerosene helps.”
  • He went into commercial poultry farming over a year ago after buying 100 indigenous chicks from Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro) in Naivasha at Sh100 each.
  • His biggest challenge is space as the indigenous chickens require movement. However, he has tried to compensate for this by making for the chickens perches.

Trees sway gently to the mid-morning breeze and birds chirp incessantly as I navigate my way in Westlands, Nairobi, to Dr Subiri Obwogo’s home.


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