Another bank adventure this morning as I waited an hour outside and an hour inside as “the system is down, please wait small”. Luckily cash was available.
I ordered some roofing materials through Mr, Barbar today for a change. He had the same price as Eagle and will deliver it right to our site…a huge bonus in my book.
Completion of the first chicken pen is neck and neck with our delivery date of May 22nd. I think we’ll make it. The guys at BRAC are confusing me a bit with their numbers. They say we should take 10 bags of starter feed for our 250 chicks which should last 2-3 weeks. Here are the variables …and I’m requesting your math on this (I’m crowdsourcing this part of the poultry project!):
- We’re buying 250 chicks (all layers, eggs only, no males)
- Feed comes in 50kg bags
- Week 1: feed them 10grams per day per chick.
- Week 2: increase to 15g per day per chick
- Week 3: 20g per day per chick
What do you get for answers to:
- What’s the total weight of feed a single chick eats in 3 weeks?
- How many bags of starter feed should we buy for the first 3 weeks?
- Tell me (if you have chicken experience) if these numbers sound correct.
Send me answers in the blog comments.
Titus, our school janitor, has been weaving more baskets for me with the dyed reed. In this photo I placed my business card for scale reference. The basket on the right is pretty big.
I had to have conversation with him because I noticed the school toilets were not looking too clean and he’s been spending too much time during his shift weaving. I took two women in with me so they could confirm they were not even “guy clean”.
I finally got word back that the solar panels have been found. Tomorrow I go to Monrovia!
Walking the campus today I spied this under a tree. There’s something wrong with this picture:
Apparently these unused biohazard bags left from the Ebola era are perfect for starting seedlings.