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Chickens are warriors. They are survivors. It’s so heartbreaking when that coop is broken into and your birds are eaten up or just torn apart. It happens.
Your chickens are your little backyard survivors. They are a constant reminder of the realities of survival. When predators abound, it’s a reminder that you are dealing in a world that is more dangerous than you think.
When you see chickens in the cold, it’s a reminder that you are going to freeze to death in that environment, too! Keep your birds warm and in harsh environments, you can even make chicken sweaters. These cute little DIY projects will keep your girls warm in the cold.
Look, let’s get real about living out in the cold. You don’t do it! If you are going to keep animals and care for them, well, you need to take care of those animals. Imagine if you had to put your dog outside all night in the midst of January.
I have to imagine you would put all the insulation and heat you could in that dog house. Hopefully.
With chickens, it’s the same thing. Do they need sweaters? Of course, they don’t need sweaters! However, its both a cool little project and practice in making clothing or manipulating cloth.
It’s also fun!
Chickens are Crucial
There are very few things that can change your outlook on what you do as an urban homesteader or a homesteader in general, like chickens. Chickens clucking around in the yard and producing eggs make you feel like you are moving in the right direction.
Chickens speak to your goals and your intentions.
It’s important for people to take control of their food production in any way they can. Chickens have an immediate impact on this. Get your birds today and keep them warm.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.