The Kuroiler is a hybrid breed of chicken developed
by the Keggfarms Group in Gurgaon, Haryana. Kuroilers are derived from crossing either coloured broiler males with Rhode Island Red females, or, White Leghorn males crossed with female Rhode Island Reds.
Kuroiler chicken grow faster
Perhaps this is the biggest advantage of the Kuroiler chickens. They grow very fast. The best thing is that they grow fast without any special commercial feeding. They can put on weight very quickly in scavenging environment while feeding on leftovers of food, grass, termites and many other kinds of food. If a farmer is able to supplement the Kuroiler feeding with some commercial feeding or even locally available feeds such as yellow maize, soya, mukene and even the chicken mash, the Kuroiler can do really well. You need to vaccinate and deworm them just like you would other kinds of chicken on a regular schedule but that’s just about the kind of management effort that you will have to put up for your Kuroiler hens.
Kuroiler chicken which have being promoted as a higher yielding breed that is suited to the local conditions, to boost her output from her poultry farming. Here are other reasons to change to Kuroiler chicken :
1. This translates into more income from the sale of meat and eggs.“I am moving from keeping local chickens to a breed that is similar to the ones I have been keeping,” . “Kuroilers have far more advantages than our local chicken.”
2. Although it is a difficult decision to take, considering that for almost six years, her preference has been local breed chickens, she emphasizes the decision was carefully thought over.
3. “They can survive under the same conditions just like the indigenous one. But importantly their productivity is much higher compared to a local chicken,” she adds.
4. Kuroiler is a poultry breed from India known for its tasty meat in addition to its productivity and ability to survive in situations typical to any developing country.
5. Grow faster
According to the experts at the National Animal Genetic Resource Center and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB), Kuroiler chicken can live perfectly under what is described as “scavenging circumstances” and they also grow faster. However, they would need vaccination and de-worming for specific diseases.
6. While it can thrive in such situations, it is not encumbered by low productivity. It produces about 150 eggs in a year as opposed to the indigenous one, which does about 40 eggs in the same period.
7. The maturity period is about 10 weeks compared to the local breed that not only takes several months, but in some instances, even up to a year. At maturity, the chicken weighs about 3.5kg, making ita better broiler compared to the local breeds that normally weighs 2-2.5kg.
8. Significant boost
What is in it for Me is the business opportunity that, like any other entrepreneur, I want to make the most of. “It is all about the profit at the end of the day,” , I was thinking that, “I would sell the local chicken at not less than Shs20,000 but the Kuroiler, which lays frequently can now fetch me about Shs30,000.”The price for a tray of eggs also varies. Whereas eggs from indigenous breeds cost no more than Shs15,000, the ones from Kuroiler chicken are likely to fetch almost double the price.