Vol.3 , No. 1, Publication Date: Jan. 30, 2016, Page: 7-10
Mwangangi Mwanthi Simon, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development, Machakos, Kenya.
Ming’ate Mogambi Lamech Felix, Department of Environment Studies and Community Development, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
Osuga Maina Isaac, Department of Agricultural Resource Management, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
Poultry rearing is largely depended on by informal settlement residents as a source of their livelihood. Unfortunately most of the farmers rearing poultry are not aware of the types of waste generated from the poultry. The purpose of this study was therefore to examine the waste emanating from poultry rearing (indigenous chicken, broilers and layers), in Kibera informal settlement in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. Kibera is the biggest informal settlement in Kenya thus forms an important case for studying the types of waste emanating from poultry rearing. The various types of waste emanating from poultry rearing in Kibera informal settlement are: (1). manure (2) containers used for poultry drugs (3). waste from plastic paper bags for carrying commercial poultry feeds (4). dead birds (5). extra building materials for the birds housing (6). wood shavings and sawdust used as bedding waste for poultry and (7). waste from slaughtered poultry. Despite these various types of waste emanating from poultry rearing in Kibera, the study found out that the majority of the farmers are mainly aware of three types of wastes namely: (1). poultry droppings/Excreta (2) saw dust and (3) manure. It is recommended that, there is need for awareness creation on the various sources of wastes emanating from poultry.
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