They are kept for egg production.Unlike other chicken,they produce more eggs consistently for a long period. Most common layers breed in Kenyan farms are Hyline, Lohmman brown and Sussex breed.
- * Colour; Brown.
- * Start of laying period, 18 weeks.
- * Egg shell colour, brown.
- * Body weight at laying period 2kgs.
- * High egg production.
- * Economical laying period;18-81 weeks.
- * Production at peak; 96%
- * Feed consumption; average (medium) feeder