The Prepper Project – Chicken Breeds

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How to Cull Your Old Laying Hens - The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

The Best Chicken Breeds for Preppers

Very cool announcement – I’m writing articles for The Prepper Project, a website dedicated to helping others prepare for the possibility of economic collapse or large scale disasters. Check out my first article, 8 Best Chicken Breed for Preppers.

 

I think of my chickens as a part of my preparedness plan. There are many situations in which the chickens would have to be eaten, turned loose, or traded for other provisions. For example, if we needed to get out of Dodge quick, I’d turn the chickens loose to fend for themselves or feed another family.

 

I also think that having chickens on hand is a great way to feed our family if the cost or availability of food becomes a problem. But you have to think of them as a source of meat and not just eggs in this scenario. You also need to think about what you would do if livestock feed is unavailable. Can they free range safely? Or would they become a target for hungry predators? Don’t forget that raising future generations of chickens will be important too. In my article I discuss some of the things you will need to take into consideration if chickens are part of your preparedness plan.

 

Do you keep chickens as part of your preparedness plan?

 

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6 comments on “The Prepper Project – Chicken Breeds

  1. Marie at Rural Living Today

    Your article is great, Lisa! Chickens are at the top of our list for sustainable food production–eggs, meat, and garden fertilization service from one flock. We try to keep a good rooster around and have learned how to incubate eggs electrically and manage broody hens. Not to mention that chickens are a ton of fun to watch!

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  2. Jenny

    Not yet but they’re coming in June (or rather we’re going to pick them up) and I’m counting the days. We’re just getting eight to start with: RIRs. My husband is supposed to be finishing up their coop this week. Great article! I’m pinning. 🙂

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Thanks Jenny! I have Rhode Island Reds and they are great layers. It was tough to choose the best all around prepping chickens. I could have had a list of 30, lol!

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