Ok here is the last of my home episodes.
“Outbuildings”; we have a chicken house and several cages for the fighting cocks, the fighters are not mine they are my nephews’ and the househelper. They raise them, and they win some lose some. No matter we still eat them (they are tough too) and I have a small piggery for 3 pigs.
At this time we have no pigs, but we are raising turkeys, bought a pair for P3000. We have one male and 1 female and now we have four 7 month old turkeys going to be good at Christmas. Roast turkey ummmm so good we had one last year it didn’t last 20 minutes after we roasted it. We also have four 3 month old turkeys. The male (daddy turkey) is very aggressive when I let him run loose he will attack a person when they get near him. It seems like every one around here is afraid of him. I can handle him, he weighs about 8-10 kilos.
The mom Turk is laying eggs as I write this episode she weighs about 4-5 kilos .
We also have several local chickens that are running around hatching eggs and raising baby chickens at this time we have about 18-20 chickens running loose. They root thru my garden and are sometimes very destructive in doing so. They dig up my onions. Oh and the turkey ate the leaves off my bell pepper plants. I was not a happy camper when I saw that, now they are kept in the big chicken house. The chicken house is 2m by 3m in size so we can raise about 30-40 chickens at a time just like commercial chickens they grown until they are 30 – 40 days old then we start to eat them.
We have a small chicken pen for the little chicks so we can raise them then after they are 2 weeks old we transfer them to the big house to grow out.
Ok back to where I was. In building the piggery I was told and I read on a Philippine Government sites that a person needs to put in a tank for the pig waste. I said “ok I can to that.”
Me and 2 other persons (Myself and I) except one of us was kind of lazy. I know it wasn’t Me. So I dug a pit 1m wide and 2m long by 1m deep it was 2 cubic meters in size. So then I figured out that it would hold about 2,027.089 liters, give or take a 100 or so. Took 10 months to fill it .I would shovel the pig poop out and compost it so that just water and pee went into the tank.
The tank is made out of cement blocks and the surface is covered with cement it is very water proof. Then I built the piggery around it, covered it with a tin roof. Then I bought 3 pigs – 2 females and one male and started to raise pigs. I enjoyed raising baby pigs they were fun to play with.When the mamma was pregnant I would go out and give her a belly rub to help ease the tension. This was her first time so every day I would go and rub her belly for 15 – 20 minutes she really loved that. After a while when I would show up at the cage she would just lay down and roll over on her back, no matter what she was ready for a rub down.
Then when the day came I was there to help her deliver the piglets. She was a little nervous but when I rubbed her belly she calm down and she delivered 8 baby piglets it took 3 and a half hours to do it.
Well I hope everyone enjoyed the episode of my place. More to come “Thanks for reading” – Phil