Over 80 rooster rearers in Anosy Area have to date acquired the probably life-altering birds, which originate in India however which are actually thriving in Tanzania.
FAO introduced eggs from the East African nation to hatch chicks in Madagascar.
Lucette Vognentseva, one of many new homeowners, spoke to UN Information at her house in Ifotaka city.
“I acquired 5 chickens, three females and two males, from FAO final November and to date, two of the hens have laid 46 eggs. The opposite one is but to provide..
These are Kuroiler chickens and they’re good for laying eggs and for meat. They’re higher than our native chickens as a result of they develop quicker, are greater, produce extra eggs and are extra immune to harsh situations.
I can promote considered one of my eggs for 2000 ariary [$0.45] which is 4 instances greater than the worth of a neighborhood rooster egg. My eggs are too costly to eat; as an alternative, folks come to me to purchase one egg to hatch within the hope it is going to be a male which they’ll cross with their indigenous hens. This can enhance the inventory of their chickens and might be extra worthwhile for them.
Some folks need to deliver their hens to be impregnated by my cock, however I don’t settle for that as I can not ensure that their chickens are usually not carrying illnesses; mine are totally vaccinated and wholesome.
They stay within the coop that I constructed and don’t roam free just like the birds of my neighbours and I’ve to purchase particular meals from the market as they can’t go trying to find their very own.
They’re domesticated animals who now acknowledge me. I’m able to inform after they want feeding or need water.
My recommendation to different farmers who’re contemplating these overseas birds is to be brave; this pure breed from Tanzania makes more cash. My plan is to extend the dimensions of my brood.
Within the village, folks have taken discover and are coming to me for recommendation about maintain these birds. I’ve turn out to be referred to as the “Overseas rooster girl.”
FAO is because of work alongside the UN’s World Meals Programme (WFP) to enhance diet in Ifotaka and past by facilitating the availability of eggs and meat to the home-grown faculty feeding programme run by WFP.