B4FA Fellow Michael Ssali writes:
Most African homes keep local chickens by free range system. They multiply naturally with hardly any input from the members of the household besides periodic cleaning of the room where the chickens go to roost at night.
Chickens are a good source of animal protein in form of eggs and meat. They are also sold for cash and increasingly keeping local chicken has become an economic activity among smallholder farmers.
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