Introduce your Kuroiler Chicks on grass and leaves at one month

We are now out of brooder and we are one month and two weeks. At one month, begin to introduce your Kuroiler chicks to grass and leaves of certain plants. Amazingly, grass provides approximately one quarter of a chicken’s daily nutrient requirements resulting in them eating less feed. Therefore, you will spend less money paying for feed. Grass is high in protein, iron and vitamins E and C. You may want to go and cut all the grass you can for you flock with this new information.

However, there are some things to be carful of when allowing your flock to eat grass. Make sure it’s not treated with any chemicals or pesticides. Also, if you watch your chickens free range you will notice that they only eat the tops of the grass blade. The reason for this is because if they eat the entire blade, they risk the chance of crop impaction. So when harvesting grass for them, avoid giving them long, thick pieces. Be sure you only feed grass blade pieces no smaller than 1″ and never just grab a handful of grass and throw it to your flock.

Here are weeds and plants to stay away from (Note that most chickens will not eat plants they know are bad for them but it’s still good to be safe): Azalea, Rhododendron, Henbane, Black Nightshade, Buttercup, Clematis, Foxglove, Castor Bean, Irises, Oleander, Vetch, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Pea, Honeysuckle, Privet, Trumpet Vine.

Lastly, you are welcome to join our Facebook Group at: https://web.facebook.com/groups/homeofkuroilers

Good News to Home of Kuroiler Clients

Good news to our clients. Our Parent stock from India is developing well. We are now one month and two weeks and we only lost one. We shall resume to sell quality chicks in four months time from now. Keep watching this space for regular updates. For timely updates, join our Facebook Group at https://web.facebook.com/groups/homeofkuroilers

We are right now Brooding Kuroiler Chicks and this is what you need to know:

Basically the brooder has to be kept warm but air has also to pass through (Ventilated)

Some sources of light would include Power/Electricity lamps/ Paraffin lamps/Solar for lighting.

Charcoal pots with holes/ Infra red lights/ Coil for heat (use which ever you can afford but there should be lighting and heat (Warmth)

Give Glucose, Chick formula (Vitamins) V&E PLUS when your chicks have just arrived. You need 3 hours when chicks taking this solution before you introduce the feeds.For the first 3 days, pour the feeds on the brooding papers and don’t introduce the feeders as the chicks need to easily pick the feeds without hardship.On day 4, you can put the feeds in feeders and you can also put litter (coffee husks, etc). When you introduce litter, make sure to raise the drinkers a little bit to prevent the litter from getting deposited into water.

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Tomatoes in sacks are steadily Growing for Home consumption and sale

Our tomatoes are seedily growing and very soon we shall be harvesting. You can as well harvest right from your compound and eat something fresh. You don’t need to have access to bigger piece of land. You can as well plant in containers, sacks, etc. You can make your composite manure even in a small container if you don’t have space to dig up a pit. Up to now, I wonder why people have to throw away garbage accumulated in their homes! You throw away garbage, you throw away wealth. Learn how you can manage garbage in your home and let garbage be a source of food at home. Check this LINK for details on how to sustainably manage Home Garbage.

Tomatoes and Cabbages Grown in Sacks

Our Tomatoes and Cabbages in sacks are doing great. God willing, we expect good harvest. The attached photos will take you all the steps undertaken. Remember to make your own organic manure to be able to organically sustain your backyard gardening activities. This link will show you how we formed our organic manure.

What a season! Desert Locusts, COVID-19, Army-warm, Floods, Hot season, etc

Good-1Off our very busy schedule, we take time to fight army-warm. We are engaged on many fronts this season; Desert Locusts, COVID-19, Army-warm, Floods, Hot season, etc. Man keeps on struggling for life and we pray for His coming back to take us where there is no sweat for Food.
Keep looking in the skys but as you work and performing His Righteousness because we don’t know the time and hour He will be coming back.

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Home-Based Garbage Management for Supporting Backyard Gardening

Introduction

very-good-3Households in urban places here in Uganda accumulate much garbage on a daily basis. City, Municipality, and Town councils don’t have the capacity to collect, sort and process garbage into monetary products for sustainable development.

My project, involves sorting and decomposing garbage at household level for enriching soils to support backyard gardening. Continue reading

Progress on Classroom Block Construction at Mother Erinah Junior School

My name is Robert Kibaya, a Ugandan, an Executive Director of Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization and current Executive Chairperson of Mukono District NGO Forum (MUDINFO) of over 150 organizations.

I remember, it was on the evening of 21 October, 2019 when I received a call from a friend requesting me in my capacity as the head of the District NGO Forum to accept to be the chief guest during the briefing ceremony of the Primary Seven (P.7) pupils of Mother Erinah Junior School. The last class for primary education level in Uganda is Primary Seven and it is at this level that qualified pupils sit for their National Primary Leaving Education (PLE).

At around 14:00 on 25th October, 2019, I made it to Mother Erinah Junior School with some scholastic materials to give out to P.7 pupils as per this LINK indicates:

What I saw at Mother Erinah Junior School, was so amazing and I realized that it was very difficult for them to get a high-profile figure to be a chief guest as most of them prefer to associate with well established schools for media coverage. I could not believe the school had over 170 pupils without proper classrooms as you can see:

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When I secretly asked some parents why they preferred the school to others, they gave me the following reasons:

  1. -The school was the best in Bunakijja Parish during 2018 National Primary Leaving Examination.
  2. -The school is managed by qualified and hardworking teachers.
  3. -The school management relates well with the parents and it serves the needs of the poor children.

It was a very touching experience and when I came back, I decided to reach-out to some friends for assistance towards classroom construction at Mother Erinah Junior School. It took me again some months before a friend in Austin Texas under Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church mobilized some funds which we utilized to construct a classroom block up to this level below.

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Lastly, more financial support is still needed to have this work done and we call on for your great assistance at this critical moment. In case you have anything to offer, please get in contact with me at: robkib@gmail.com

Thank you

Cloth Home-Made Masks for the less privileges

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Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, new strange laws are beginning to be put in force and one of them is this one below:

“It has finally been gazetted. Failure to wear a mask while in a Public place is actually a criminal offence.

Section 6(1)(b) as read with section 11 of the Regulations. If found guilty you can be liable to a fine of 20,000/= or imprisonment for 6 months or both. Failure to wear a mask in a public or private transport and public transport operators Section 5(4) must wear mask.”

Currently, majority of people have no access to masks and again to many they are expensive. This has created panic to less privileged groups who actually make up the majority.

After realizing all the challenges and with the utilization of basic tailoring skills acquired from TPR Development Center- Pollination Funded project, Florence started to produce masks for the vulnerable in communities around Mukono District.

Home Gardening for ensuring food security in our homes

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We used to plant flowers on our compound not knowing that the same space can be utilized to plant some food for the family. We now have 15 banana plants on our compound and each plant is able to provide us with 5 bunches a year. With 15 plants, we are able to harvest 75 bunches of banana a year. Each bunch serves our family for 3 days and 75 bunches  serves us a total of 225 days.

We have enough food on our compound. Never waste the free space around your house. Anything can grow there and be of great benefit to your family. #HomeGardening

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