A Guide: Setting Up Live Poultry In Kenya

After our recent visit to Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) in Kabete, Kenya, we got resourceful information on the process one would go through in setting up a poultry farm in any part of Kenya.

The first step is to write a letter to the Director of DVS stating that you want to start breeding and hatchery. A team is then set up and they heck for seclusion of the said area and this is at the farmer’s cost.

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If your site passes, you get a letter to do an architectural plan which must meet the bio-security standards of DVS. Once your plan is ready, you must bring it for an approval.

Should you be buying mother stock from outside Kenya, the Chief Veterinary Officer will send for information to the equivalent office in the country of purchase. The exporter nation will give an international veterinary permit. After this, you can then get an import permit which is issued by KENTRADE. 

The DVS requires that parent stock and breeders are kept separate from the commercial stock. 


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