I’ve written at least one “chickens are back” post in the past. Maybe two!
That is our little flock.
A rooster and three hens, lovingly gifted to us by a friend.
Rachel is quite happy:
Since moving, we have had to buy all of our own eggs. We have also had only the compost pile to deal with fallen fruit. Not all the mangoes look like these when they fall from above:
Though a pig might be more efficient for scrap disposal, chickens are also a formidable gardening tool.
They till the soil, manure, weed and eat bugs. I’d like to go the whole Justin Rhodes route with these birds even though there are only four of them.
By the way, Justin is offering the chance for a limited amount of people to join in on his “10 Hour Homestead” course and learn directly how he was able to grow 75% of his food in just 100 days of gardening… for less than 10 hours a week.
He is also doing a free webinar tonight only on “The Tools of the Ten Hour Homestead.”
The chickens we now have are not really a breed such as one might have in the United States. Instead, they are a scrappy little local yard fowl, suited to foraging and living in the tropics. Unlike many of the birds I’ve had in the past, the hens of this variety are good mothers. As Rachel says in the video, none of these birds started its life in an incubator.
I will let you know how these chickens work out. Stay tuned.