Managing flock in Collapsing Economy: Bye Bye Birdies.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jmc, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    It really seems that our economy and globally, perhaps, as well (maybe except china) is not getting better, but getting worse and is headed for the Falls. When it all falls through, raising our birds will become impossible really. little or no feed being shipped and what is shipped will cost a fortune; everything else will cost a fortune, too.

    let's enjoy them while we can, cuz we may not have 'em too too much longer.

    and if we insist on keeping them--and don't eat them out of desperation ourselves--the desperate neighbors and townies will grab em from us.

    have a nice day. but i wanted to get this bad thought out of my head
     
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The small backyard flocks will do fine with natures bounty. They may not be as big but still edible and fun to have about. You know chickens did exist just fine wiht people before we started feeding them regularly. I agree things are getting bad, just do your best and stick a little back as you can.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:Heck, you're beat before the fight even really starts. You'll never get to the other side like that. Chin up.
     
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  4. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats a rather bleak outlook... not entirely sure what your getting at, but yeah, chickens are good at foraging, and the economy isn't THAT bad, you seem to be expecting some kind of post-apocalyptic scenario... i guess its always good to be prepared, but still...
     
  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    yikes, that's a bleak outlook on things, i see things getting better, not worse.
     
  6. duckfat

    duckfat Out Of The Brooder

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    Business is booming here. Just picked up another account for 200 dozen eggs per month.

    Sad as it may sound, the poor are not your customers. You can't compete with high volume, low price Wal*Marts. Target the affluent with a superior product.
     
  7. patty12

    patty12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think chickens will become more valuable if every thing failed. you could eat them if you could keep people from stealing them to eat.
     
  8. BirchHatchery

    BirchHatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep a flock small let em run free theyl do fine of course have give em water
     
  9. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't think you'll have enough bugs/grass for the chickens to free-range on, get to planting!

    If you think the neighbors and townies are going to steal your chickens, go buy a gun!

    If you think you'll be outnumbered, make some friends...

    A sore attitude surely isn't going to help you when/if "The Big @#%" happens! lol
     
  10. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Quote:i concur!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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