Overview: This project involved the construction of an egg farm using top-quality hens (available in Ouagadougou) to provide a consistent source of low-cost protein for the PCVs village. From the ground up, two large and one small chicken coops were constructed as well as a guardian's hut/residence, shade shelters for the poultry, and a storage facility. After construction, the egg-laying poultry arrived.
Statement of Problem: The village seldom has eggs, and when eggs are available (an average of four days each month) they are very expensive, since egg producers can get higher prices in Ghana or in Ouagadougou. Meat is also scarce, and the residents consume a diet seriously deficient in protein.
Mechanism: The egg farm will accommodate 500 laying hens. The project began with a small number of hens and initially raised the chicks to produce more laying hens. When there were about 50 hens, those that had attained egg-laying age began to produce eggs, which are sold in village. Village alimentations come to the egg farm to purchase eggs. Thus, there is no expense for transport, nor any danger of loss of revenue through egg breakage since transport responsibility lies with the purchasers.