o Housing is Rare for the indigenous chicken and if done, local materials are used for construction
o Flock size ranges from 1-50 birds
o There is minimal Vet services, with traditional treatment remedies being offered.
o Birds feed on scavenging resources supplementation is done occasionally.
o Time devoted to the birds is minimal.
o High mortality is experienced within the flocks.
o Hens have long broody periods, and there is no controlled breeding.
o There is no access to urban market
o Birds have access to reliable energy supply
o Feeds include: scavenging resources and supplementation with commercial rations
o Breeds kept are both exotic and indigenous chickens and their crosses
o Poultry houses are of valuable qualities, built using conventional materials
o Breeding is controlled in this system, and the hens have Short broody periods.
o There is an access to urban markets
o There is frequently use of private veterinary service providers with Moderate mortality of the birds being experienced.
o Flock size range from 50-200 birds
o Chickens are kept in total confinement, in good quality houses built using conventional materials, requiring a high capital input.
o Chickens are offered commercial balanced rations leading to a reliable energy supply
o Flock size more than 200
o There is frequent use of private veterinary service providers, for vaccinations and treatment.
o System for commercial purposes
o Time devoted to the flock, by the farmer exceeds an hour.