Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The "Chicken" Project

Have a good look at Haiti. It is ground zero for poverty. I think I will have to agree with this article I found; that Haiti is so far gone it will need major intervention from the world body if anything is to succeed. In the meantime, there is something we might be able to do to alleviate the poverty and starvation. Send chickens! As I have written before, chickens are a sustainable source of eggs and meat, fertilizer and insect control, and cost very little to raise. Free range chickens nearly feed themselves. If we can introduce several flocks of chickens to selected groups or families in Haiti with instructions to establish breeding stations and in turn more breeding sites, the snowball effect could produce an explosion of chicken production! This is my goal, to introduce and sustain chicken production countrywide, for FREE! If you want to assist in this endeavor I'd be happy to have your help. Email me and let me know what you are willing to do to advance the "chicken project", and thanks for your help......Oberon.


hidroron said...

Great idea but the problems are incredible. This DOESN'T mean it shouldn't be attempted. I've been traveling since the time of Papa Doc and was there several times last year. You are right -- it is ground zero -- It is right up there with Somalia and Ethiopia, and the situation is more than desperate.

I've raised chikens commercially and know what it takes and know what there is and isn't in Haiti.

You need a GOOD local partner to make it work. Let's take a trip together, you and a couple other supporters and investigate the possibilities. I speak passable Kreyol.

Anonymous said...

I like this idea, as long as it isn't about making profits...selling eggs or meat to others, but self-sustaining...and sharing with others in the neighborhood.

You would want to be certain there is food for the chickens...and WATER.

It's a sad fact...corporations and christians...are the reason so many are starving in the world. they took functioning economic and social systems, and screwed them up.

I think about my own continent. I really wish my ancestors had speared the euro-christianist trash while they were still in their boats.

Christianism, Capitalism, and Cancer...

C. L. DeMedeiros said...

I have chickens in my mind for two days
what's going on with me???

William Wren said...

oberon - thanks for your invitation to join your group. What do i need to do to join

Anonymous said...

Christianism?? Is that kinda like Christianity? Viva la chickens!! =D

KateW said...

Chickens are fantastic. I live in Northern Indiana, and the 4-H kids raised the greatest chickens -- they are lovely!
This, year, for Christmas, we are buying some chickens from Heifer International.