Friday, June 8, 2012

Chickens in Africa Come to Roost

Laying House worker at
feeeding timefor new hens
We’re hearing the clucking sound of chickens again at Bright Hope School in Ethiopia. Over 500 laying hens were delivered this week to replace the chickens sold-off at Christmas time. The sale provided a nice profit for the Bright Hope School but then they encountered delays in receiving a new flock. The eggs help provide better nutrition for the poorest of the students and income for the school.  

Since hens lay eggs at a productive level for only two years, they are then sold-off and replaced by higher producing hens. As the operation of the Bright Hope farm becomes more proficient, the gaps in egg production should be minimized.

Vegetable crops continue to
flourish in Ethiopian sunshine
Also, the vegetable crops on the cultivated land continue to thrive. The Addis Ababa climate and the Bright Hope soil seem to be a good combination for growing a variety of healthy vegetables in their sustainable garden food project. 
Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support of the children of Bright Hope School.

Please consider a one time or monthly donation to help supplement the farm operation.
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