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Clandestine Chickens

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 Mad Trapper P.S. You getting the "tourists" the Mexicans sending much "loafer/worker? ...I almost took offense at this......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    P.S. You getting the "tourists" the Mexicans sending much "loafer/worker?
    ...I almost took offense at this...
    ...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...

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    Wife orders feed and pre pays online with Tractor Supply, then goes down to pick up. They have it ready on a pallet. We do this once a month when the Social Security check hits.
    Now that we are down to only one horse the biggest expense is the chickens. The horses got expensive.

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    @tourist

    Fine with me , not directed at you.

    I was referring to the "toursists" that come here as criminals, then stay, then say they have "right" to be here....

    When their smelly asses just should have been deported like IKE did! In OPERATION WETBACK circa 1955.

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    I've got a BIG pasture, but need new fence. Would have to move horses to Northeast.

    No Charge and free water ir you help fix fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    @tourist, Fine with me , not directed at you.
    Oh, I know it was not meant in harm. It's just funny to open the forum on your first cup of coffee and find that you're infamous...LOL
    ...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...

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    No chicken or pork that is a live in the house period.
    New life as a house husband, major shift in duties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    Ever worked on a farm and cleaned a neglected coop or pig pen?
    As a young girl I cleaned up many a horses' stall. Groomed them, road them. Earned lots of fancy ribbons, too. Horses were heaven to me. As a woman I've been "paid in gold" as my mum used to say, by five breastfeeding infants. They were heaven, too--even better than horses.

    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.
    I will admit I have a lot to learn there.
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    No livestock inside for me but chickens are a great idea. The eggs contain just about every oil based vitamin there is. The chickens themselves can be eaten for meat and it is not too big a problem to do this.

    The problem for chickens (besides others stealing them) are raccoons, skunks, coyotes and foxes and perhaps even bears. A chicken coop is really needed at night and a fence. Even then some sort of alert system is necessary---perhaps a dog? Free range chickens are great and fun and easy unless it turns into a fast food restaurant for the local wild life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimcosta View Post
    'Taint Worth It.

    Our Prepper group has lots of chickens that can be free ranged in time of activation after the chicken food runs out. We have no roosters as they make too much noise. When a hen lays she brags but we don't have neighbors close enough to hear them. That is our plan.

    We built a rabbit barn with 15 does and bucks to began producing meat. But we then discovered we could not store enough rabbit food to produce lots of rabbits that would take many months to become dinner. We could not free range them like the chickens because they would not come home at nights as the hens would. So we abandoned that project and gave away the cages & equipment.

    Here was our deliberate reasoning once we came to our senses. Eggs are sentimental. So too with rabbits, unless you are planning for an Adam & Eve long term event.

    What we really wanted was protein. That is the real goal.

    The cheapest way to get protein is rice and about 7 ounces (half a can) of beans within 8 hours of each other (or in one meal), each day. This allows the rice to then become protein. That is why most of the world lives on that stuff! You can buy red, kidney, black, pinto or other canned beans in any of the Dollar stores for about $0.70 per can. This is better than dry beans because anything in a can is fully cooked and requires no energy to eat it, whereas it takes at least an hour and a half to cook dry beans. You do the fuel costs.

    So here is the kicker. While you are in the Dollar stores, you can purchase a one pound canned ham (Bristle brand I believe) for $3.00. That meat is cheaper than raising chickens or rabbits for meat! Plus it too is fully cooked.

    Therefore, for us the chickens and eggs will be for fun. But the protein for our estimated stay is next to the forks and can opener, after a lot of trial and error. This looked better than running out into the night half asleep and dying to protect the chicken coop. Cans are quiet.

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    See Also: Rice Insurance
    Great tips Sir. Thanks. A book that set the hook in me for preppering back in the 70s..How to survive the coming hard times. Howard Ruff...gave good advice on the synergy of rice and beans...he said a bit of corn helps too. Which brings us to what a lot of down home folks eat in Mexico plus a few peppers and cheese if they can find some. Corn tortillas are loaded with so much calicum no need to drink milk. The canned beans are a billiant idea..Im thinking beanie weenies would be best. They have all the food groups plus with meat and water. Whatcha think?
    PS Edit...quickly back to chickens. Ducks seem more rational and fun to hang out with. They are sorta like Frenchmen in that they will eat anything. Very tolerant of weather extrremes and love it when it rains. They girl ducks lay an egg a day most days. Very rich flavor and texture. A person might get tired eating them after a while but they could always trade out duck eggs for chicken eggs.
    Last edited by bigwheel; 07-13-2019 at 07:52 PM.
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    Bunny wabbits are noiseless, and pretty easy to care for.
    I really want one of these!Hidden Content

 

 
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