Uzima Chicken is the leading distributor of high-quality, dual purpose day-old chicks in East Africa. Uzima Chicken plans to transform the poultry industry in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, providing smallholder farmers with a robust, disease-resistant bird that can thrive in local, rural conditions and is more productive than local birds. Uzima Chicken believes our dual purpose birds can help eliminate poverty and malnutrition across East Africa.
dedicated to making farmers
healthier & wealthier
Interested in becoming our
Agent or farmer?
Farmers who purchase day old chicks (DOCs) from Uzima Chicken, brood the chicks for 30-45 days, and sell chicks to smallholder farmers in their local community. Agents receive extensive support from the Uzima Chicken’s team regarding technical management and marketing.
OUR SMALLHOLDER FARMERS
Farmers who buy brooded chickens from agents and rear SASSO to either sell or consume their eggs and meat. Males require 3 months total to reach market weight, while females will begin laying within 5 months.
"I am a happy agent from Transnzoia County, Kiminini Subcounty, Nabiswa Ward. My business journey started as a smallholder farmer with Uzima Chicken, purchasing one-month-old chickens from Uzima agent. I was impressed by how healthy and fast the chickens grew, which motivated me to try purchasing day-old chicks. I began with 300 chicks, and now I am raising 600 chicks. My target is 2000 chicks by the end of this year. Through my work as a Uzima agent, I have managed to educate my children and construct two modern poultry houses. This has significantly expanded my poultry capacity, contributing to my overall success.
Nilikuwa nikipambana na viwango vya juu vya vifo kati ya vifaranga wangu kabla sijagundua kuku wa Uzima. Kuku wao ni ubora wa hali ya juu na tofauti imekuwa ya kustaajabisha. Ninapendezwa na utendaji bora wa kuku wa uzima na nina mango wa kupanua biashara yangu. Wateja wangu hununua vifaranga wa mwezi mmoja na wameridhika sana na ukuaji imara na wa haraka wa hawa kuku.
I am a proud agent from transnzoia county, Cherangani subcounty, an agent in Uzima. since I started this business, my profits have significantly improved, benefiting me as a woman and a mother. I have been able to meet my family's needs, support my children's education, and most importantly, acquire a dairy cow. My ultimate goal is to expand my business and keep 1000 chickens by end of this year. As an agent, I take pride in being part of the effort to make smallholder farmers in my community Healthier and Wealthier. This has been most rewarding aspect of my work.