This is a discussion on Clandestine Chickens within the Urban and Rural Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Annie A friend of mine once told me a story about someone she knew who kept the pig in her basement. This ...
Pigs are pretty good and will crap in one place unless things get out of hand. Chickens, nope.
We had a nice chicken coop , with lots of windows , and little doors the birds could go out each day. Needed to get them back inside at night, because of weasels, coons, skunks, fishers.
Chickens don't do well without lots of sunshine, and they do better eating stuff outside.
Last edited by Mad Trapper; 06-11-2019 at 11:08 AM.
How much rice and beans you growing?
Rice don't work for me, I grow potatoes, put in a hundred this year. Beans grow fine.
I left some pole beans up last fall. In cold northeast the leftover seed pods seeded all the places in. I'd of thought frost /cold would have killed them.
Last edited by Mad Trapper; 06-11-2019 at 11:19 AM.
For all you northerners who aint been keeping up .... there is a reason we call them yard birds!
SOBs are taking no-tax jobs and doing no-tax work for < locals. Most are BIGGER companies that the CEO and administration should be in "CROW BAR HOTEL"
Annie asked about making the investment back in eggs.
We keep between 40 and 50 hens and roos, and average feeding 300 pounds of layer pellets per month, at around $15 per 50 pound sack.
We no not sell eggs, too much chance for government interference. We do get an average of two dozen eggs per day. What we don’t eat we give to friends who help us. Not an “official “ barter system, just returning the favor. Give us fresh vegetables, get fresh eggs, for example.
We have been keeping chickens for over 20 years. Why? Once you have had eggs from REAL free range, well fed chickens, you can see the difference between those and the mass produced “product” sold in stores.
We do not butcher them after they are done laying, it is just too much work. Although we have in the past and could again.
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