Ida and Tape Bwana went to Budumba to continue with the hatching lesson, When they reached, Tape led Ida to inspect the stove usage. They walked in thirteen homes and only found one that was carrying outside but still were cooking on it which impressed them.
After the inspection, they gathered under a mango tree where lessons are conducted always.
Tape thanked the community for maintaining the stoves standards.
Ida started with a quick preview on the previous lesson. Then she continued from where they stopped last time.
Ida started with asking the community what they do when their chickens start looking for laying stations, Kafuko said that they do nothing because chickens know how to look for those places. Katumwa said that that’s women’s work not men. David said that they are ignorant that’s why Kibo has sent people who know in in order to save us.
Ida encouraged the community to help the chickens look for laying stations in order to avoid them from laying in bushes,
We talked of starting with three hens, when the first starts laying, Mark the egg according to the date such that when time comes for sorting the un wanted eggs, you will be able to tell the old ones since they are not good for incubation.
When the first chicken starts incubating, boil one egg, the one that was first layed ,this will fool this chicken till the rest also start the incubation process. We want the three chickens to start incubation at the same time in order to hatch on the same day.
This also helps plan for vaccines than buying for only few chics. If all three hatch at a ago, will be having fouty five chics assuming we gave them fifteen eggs each.
Next time will talk about feeds since we’re waiting for the chics that are yet to be hatched.
We need feeds and vaccines.
2020-02-05 - Purpose: To teach about how to mix chicken feeds.
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A member thanking Kibo for the life lessons. They contributed money after Ida (Kibo staff) re-telling the Good Samaritan story.