Please Support our Kickstarter Project
This Kickstarter project will completely fund a newly built and well designed practical hen house (Gallinero), for at least a dozen hens. It will be light, dry and airy, offering safety from predators during night fall and grant them plenty of freedom during the day. Reduce possible illnesses and will result in healthier happier and more productive chickens. It will be easy to maintain and keep clean at all times. It will also offer a fresh supply of water, bedding and protection from weather for all chickens.
Our emphasis will be a keen focus on using renewable and sustainable materials such as bamboo (Guadua) grown within our farms ground as well as recycling suitable materials from disused buildings.
Our chickens are very important to the sustainability of our rural farm. Providing a critical source of food in the way of eggs and poultry. They support ourselves as well as many other local families. We are self certified organic. All our chickens are organic and totally free range, returning to their shelter only during brooding, bad weather and night fall.
The present chicken coop is an old outbuilding originally built to house a pig. This building has become dilapidated and no longer suitable to house our important and much needed chickens. Cracks have appeared in the building's fabric and it offers poor protection to the elements such as wind and rain.
We are a family farm founded in the 1970s as a proud sugarcane plantation, however it fell into a long period of disrepair and neglect. It has now passed onto a new generation and we are keen to bring it back to it's former glory with many successes already under our belt. Our efforts are towards a self-sustainable, authentic and ecologically sound farm.
We really hope to reach the target and make this important project a reality. All aspects have been costed. All funds pledged here will pay for critical materials needed of which we do not have available on the farm. This will on an occasion require an expert craftsman to work with our farm's bamboo. The fund will pay for roofing, nails, cement, mesh wire and all other such materials needed to complete this project. All labour and materials are costed, reserved and committed to by suppliers, awaiting this Kickstarter fund.
If we do over reach the required target, every penny will go towards the chickens and bettering their lives. We can go further with landscaping beneficial foliage that will offer greater nutritional value. This foliage will be available while they naturally forage. It will also help fund future maintenance to the new hen house. Depending on how large the over pledge might be, we will put it towards a veterinary fund, in case there's any concerning illnesses with our chickens.
Thank you so much for reading and pledging whatever you can. Please help spread the word with our #VamosChicken hastag below or just tweet and share on facebook. We'll be following along too. Gracias.
Our project campaign hastag on Twitter: #VamosChicken and facebook: #VamosChicken.
Here's the local music we used for our video.
Risks and challenges
This project will happen as it is crucial to our farm's existence. The only major risk would be a delay caused by prolonged, strong or hazardous weather. Any delays will be communicated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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