raising chickens to sustain my school

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by maya universe, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. maya universe

    maya universe New Egg

    Oct 25, 2013
    I am the co-founder of Maya Universe Academy. We have 3 schools in rural Nepal which I started after living in Maine, USA for a few years. We provide education to more than a hundred children who otherwise would have been left out by the present system. Instead of paying money to the school, the parents of the students volunteer at the school for two days of every month. I have always been interested by the traditional Nepalese breed of chickens and I have been raising them in my school. I have built little homes for them which we open every morning and shut every night. We don't do much else except give them some grains. They run around the jungle, forage and raise their young with a lot of life. I have been eating and selling the roosters and keeping the females. Now, I got about 20 hens who hatch about ten eggs each every couple of months. I am starting to think, I could really raise money for the school by raising chickens. I would never be able to treat my hens like some egg laying machines neither would I be able to take their freedom of movement away. However, as the number of chicks increase, so does my problems. Some of the hens are friends with each other but they don't want to mingle with the chicks of other hens. I also lose a lot of chicks to foxes, mongoose, wild cats and predator birds. They also make a lot of mess everywhere. I need to find a way to keep growing my back yard farming and I am here on this website to find some new ideas and share some knowledge I have.
    You can learn more about me and my work if you google: Maya Universe Academy. We also have a facebook page.
    Thank you,
    Manjil Rana
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

    Sep 26, 2013
    madison Indiana
    good morning mr. rana, it does sound to me like a wonderful thing you are doing. education is the foundation of life. i know you do not wish to lock your chickens away but the solution you seek is in separating the chicks into their own flock until they are big enough to fend for their self . good luck in your endeavors and a few pictures wouldn't hurt.[​IMG]
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Good luck with your chicken endeavor
  4. MamaDoodle

    MamaDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome. :)

    You found wonderful, thank you and continued good luck!

  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! There are some articles in the Learning Center on predators and how to protect your flock as well as articles on flock management and much more.
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your project.
  8. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    Hello and welcome.[​IMG]
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your project.
  10. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!

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