Monday, April 27, 2015

A giant leap . . .

Last week was quite an encouragement as our experiment with backyard captive poultry scaled new heights. Many of the people who had adopted this technique of growing fowl had reported that their hen had started laying eggs by the age of 22nd to the 24th weeks. 

We never had the patience to wait till they started laying eggs or our travels did not permit us to keep the chicken for long. However, a batch of four escaped the butcher's knife and we had been waiting. Our patience paid off as one laid an egg at the age of 21 weeks and 6 days. And then, they have been laying regularly...

Snaps . . . 






Considering into fact that these colored eggs cost about 8-9 INR per egg in the market, I can see it's potential as a source of extra income for poor families . . .  

Any takers ? ? ?