Egg Laying Chickens
The egg laying chickens at the orphanage provide a great source of protein for the children and the spare eggs are sold locally.
The first chickens were originally purchased in 2014 to enable the children to have eggs to include some protein into their diet.
Due to the conditions in Kenya, the chickens do not produce eggs for as long as they would in the UK. Following the vet’s advice, non-laying birds are eaten. As the amount of eggs reduces, we purchase new chicks. The new chicks need around 3-4 months to start laying so a second shed provides a home for them whilst they mature.
Thank you to the Light Fund for providing funds to purchase new chicks, food and veterinary care.