The Kuroiler chicken in Nigeria is a dual purpose hybrid breed developed in India. It was created by Vinod Kapur of Kegg Farms Private Ltd. in the early 1990s. And the name ‘Kuroiler’ is a portmanteau of Keggg and Broiler.
The Kuroiler chicken was created by crossing either White Leghorn roosters with Rhode Island Red hens, or colored broiler roosters crossed with Rhode Island Red hens. The eggs of Kuroiler chicken in Nigeria are hatched in more than a thousand ‘mother units’ throughout the country, instead of raising all in a central hatchery. Then are distributed down to the individual villages as day-old poultry chicks. And the breed is very popular among the large numbers of landless or small holder farmers in India.
Kuroilers have become popular in rural areas of India, Kenya & Uganda with success
Kuroiler Chicken Breed Details
The Kuroiler chickens are dual purpose breed suitable for both meat and egg production. They are economical breed, and can live eating the kitchen and agricultural waste. Native Indian hens lay only about 40 eggs per year. Whereas the Kuroiler hens can produce around 150 – 200 eggs per year by consuming such agricultural and kitchen waste. Native Nigerian chickens weight less, but on an average the Kuroiler roosters weight approximately 3.5 kg and hens about 2.5 kg.
With the male Kuroiler chickens, we have been able to achieve a bridge of the benefits of broilers and cockerels. In 12 weeks to 16 weeks, the Kuroilers are able to attain weight of up to 2.5 kilograms if fed quality feed.
The Kuroiler chicken is also resistant to diseases, due to it’s unique genetic features. This breed is a potential bio-converter of household, no cost agricultural and natural waste abundant in village into human protein food. And also creates substantial incomes for rural households. Kuroiler chickens need to feed continuously and they are fast growing chicken breed. The hens are not broody and will not sit on eggs.
|Kuroiler Chicken Breed Profile|
|Breed Name||Kuroiler / Kroiler|
|Breed Purpose||Dual Purpose|
|Breed Temperament||Friendly, Feed Continuously, Good Foragers|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Varieties||Many color varieties|
|Country of Origin||India|
The Kuroiler breed of chicken is consistently changing the poultry industry in Africa both at subsistence and commercial level. This bird right from its introduction in Uganda seems to be steadily challenging traditional commercial and subsistence poultry farming methods by creating a new poultry farming niche combing both methods.
This industry game changing bird is clearly transforming typically subsistence poultry farmers to commercial farmers using the unmatched breed characteristics and creating a more sustainable method of commercial poultry farming in Africa for the legendary commercial poultry farmers.
Developed in India and having succeeded in Uganda, we’re literally seeing the Kuroiler conquering other African markets like Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and West Africa.
- Advantages of Kuroiler Chickens over Local Chickens.
- How to Breed Kuroiler Chicken.
- How to Brood Kuroiler Chicks.
- How to Create a Coup (House) For Your Kuroiler Chicken.
- How to Vaccinate Your Kuroiler Chicken.
- How to Feed Your Kuroiler Chicken.
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