Participants are given practical advice on preparing suitable structures to raise their poultry stock and when these are ready, they are then provided with the chicks. These are raised for 3-12 months, depending on whether they are used for egg or meat production:
• Commercial egg production: mature at 5-7 months, can lay eggs for 12 months consistently. • Commercial meat production: mature at 3-5 months.
Beneficiaries are provided with the necessary vaccines and some foodstuffs for the first 3 months of the project, at which time the projects are usually self-sustaining.
Typical Project Costs
A project benefiting 15 members in a group costs up to UGX 3,000,000 (approx £1,000.00).
The typical breakdown of costs is as follows:
• Training cost for 15 beneficiaries - £110
• Poultry start-up kit for 1 individual - £35
• Support for 1 individual for 3 months leading up to self-sustenance - £1