Deep litter in deep Africa

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by NAVANAFARM, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. NAVANAFARM

    NAVANAFARM New Egg

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    Hi every one,
    We have just signed up and hope to create a bit of interest in our Zambian farm. It has become necessary for us to move onto 70 hectares of virgin forest in the middle of Zambia and we are going to raise chickens on deep litter. My parents(Roger's side) did this in Kenya in the early fifties and although hard to remember how we will try the same. Looking for lots of support and hopefully our systems will provide some info to others.

    Roger & Cynthia
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    We are becoming a truly world wide community.

    Be certain to show us pictures of your farm and chicken set up!

    Would love to see what varieties of chickens are available in Zambia.
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Welcome! We are glad you joined us. You will love it here, and as Mahonri wrote, we love to see pictures here on BYC!!
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Yes, please post pics! I've been to Namibia, RSA, Zimbabwe and walked across the Limpopo into Bots but have not been to Zambia.

    What breed(s) of poultry do you have (besides guinea fowl [​IMG] )? It kind of freaked me out that some friends have turkeys in Zim!
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hello from Virginia [​IMG] and [​IMG] !!! Glad you have joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We look forward to hearing how your deep litter method works.
    Do you have a lot of predators you will have to protect the chickens
    from?
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Wow! Its neat to find someone out there in the bush! Just keep us informed in this project!
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
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    [​IMG] How interesting!!! Pics are a must!!!
     

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