More likely a way to preserve... I betcha most dont have refrigerators.
Grandmas family didnt have a refrigerator till they moved to California... During the fall they would butcher a pig and throw it in the salt box where it was covered with salt completely... They ate on that pig all winter.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
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