Bóthar Featured Animal: Chicken
Learn some interesting facts about Bóthar chickens.
A flock of chicks along with training and veterinary back – up can change a family’s life in Honduras. Our chicken projects reach out to the poorest of the poor who may not have enough land to house a larger animal.
Bóthar has airlifted 2,250 chickens since 1991, the last time being in 2004. But the majority of our Chickens are sourced in country.
It takes about 3 months for a chick to grow and look like a mature hen. They will usually start to lay eggs from 4 to 6 months old.
Chicks can survive being transported straight after hatching as they have all the food and water they require for the first 72 hours (3 days) from the nourishment of the egg they hatched from.