On Saturday January 15th 2011, Kim Chang presented Chicken Feed Workshop at Kaiao Community Garden in Hilo. Kim has been feeding 42 egg laying hens for the past year incorporating the tactics of Master Cho’s Natural Farming learned from the master in Korea here in Hawai’i.
The basic feed recipe is
- 30% fresh greens
- 30% any fruits, sweet potato, left over food, imo4
- 30% store feed
- 10% fermented feces of the floor
Kim’s spending about $60 a month right now on the store feed. Perhaps it can be eliminated by replacing it with a local grown feedstock, like amaranth? Please experiment, Kim says. She feeds her chickens many weeds and hopes to gradually reduce the amount of imported feed while sustaining egg production of about 70%. See the video for the whole presentation.
This Saturday, Kim Chang will be teaching us how to make Chicken Feed, the Korean Natural Farming way, at Kaiao Community Garden. We are located behind the Hilo Boys and Girls Club in downtown Hilo, the main entrance is on Laimana Street (cross street – Ala Muku). Garden day begins at 9am, Chicken Feed workshop starts at 10am, and potluck lunch at noon. Weather permitting, so keep your fingers crossed!
We will continue to have these Natural Farming Chicken Workshops for free every 3rd Saturday! Come join us!
Kaiao Community Garden
update: Event was a great success, view the post here
Download the slides for Dr. Gae Ho Lee’s presentation