Chickens and Pigs - a sustainable programme Phase 1

 

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As a result of discussion about sustainable projects,  specification and costing for a Piggery and Poultry Project were drawn up.
The funding for the project was raised through the generosity of All Saints Church in Nuneaton and work started to clear the land late in 2005.

The first phase of the chicken project is up and running and paid for. The first batch has gone through and the next batch of day old chicks are in the system. We hope to start the next phase which will include egg production as soon as the piggery is up and running.
The Piggery first phase will start this autumn, the land has been identified and even a source for the pigs. The funds are now available to complete all the work on the project. [2006]

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Piggery plans and pictures of the site now includes picture of construction of piggery

Visit to Africa University by staff and pupils. Report by teacher at the school

Photos of the piggery coming soon

Phase one involved first building a secure chicken house then buying day old chicks and raising them to eating size. These are then sold and the proceeds pay for the food and new batch of chicks. The cycle generates some profit that will go towards long term maintenance    
Phase two would require additional building with nest boxes and house layers bought at point of lay. These may be the indigenous variety which are good layers and survivors in the climate of Mutasas.

 

 
Piggery phase one. this involves building a secure piggery to house two serviced sows The litters would be grown on for sale and again the proceeds would buy replacement pigs and food.  

 

Piggery phase two would involve buying a male pig from a different blood line and breeding replacement stock within the project.      

If you would like more details of the project specification follow this link . PLEASE note that due to very high inflation, any costs in Zimbabwean $ are completely out of date when you read it. It is a PDF file so you may need a PDF reader to download one click here