Poultry Farm (David Davenport Chicken Farm)'s Blog

An Update from the Chicken Farm!

Below is a report prepared by a student who is teaching at the Circle of Peace School this semester. Her name is Pamela Vanis.

[u]Visit to the Chicken Farm[/u]

After school on Monday, we took a visit to David Davenport Chicken Farm. The farm is located about 20miles from Makindye village and was established in September 2011 in conjunction with the Davis Project for Peace and the Bbaale family as a way to provide long-term sustainable funding for Circle of Peace School. Currently there are about 1,400 chickens, which bring in enough income for chicken feed and small day-to-day maintenance, as well as providing 1 egg every 2 weeks to the students at school. This is a great start; and while everyone is extremely optimist about the future of the chicken farm, there is still much work to be done before benefits are seen readily.
Currently, the biggest problem at the farm is drainage. Since the farm is located in a valley of a very steep hill, when it rains there is inevitable flooding, and the far too frequent lose of chickens. During the rainy season, it is not uncommon for the family to be woken up in the middle of the night with a huge mess on their hands; and early Sunday morning (around 3am) was no exception. Although everyone worked quickly to clean, reorganize, and take care of the mess, many chickens didn’t make it, thus loosing income to something that should have otherwise been preventable.
So what’s next? After recognizing the issues at hand, and realizing that it’s not acceptable to loose revenue so easily, the family has decided that a drainage system is an essential next step in order to grow and proceed further with the many incredible projects planned for the future of Circle of Peace School.
It has been estimated that a proper drainage and gutter system will take 3-4 weeks to install (with the help of outside contractors) and will cost around $939.28.
The entire Bbaale family is extremely hopeful that with the completion of this project, an inevitable snowball effect of progress will ensue for the students, families, and entire Circle of Peace School community.


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