What is your long term plan for fresh meat after SHTF? Do you plan on hunting, trapping or raising your own? What about a combination of all three?
This article is going to focus on 4 sources of fresh meat – chickens, pigs, goats and rabbits.
In a previous article we discussed how many chickens would you need for SHTF. If you have not read that article, please do so. Here is a recap of the important information.
Lets start with 10 people in our group, now lets estimate that those 10 people will be eating 2 eggs a day, which equals at least 20 eggs a day.
During the winter time egg laying can drop after a cold front passes through, or while the hen is molting.
For the sake of discussion, lets use my lowest egg count of 3 eggs from 13 hens. The 3 eggs were laid after a cold front passed through, and the hens were around 9 – 10 months old.
7 X 3 = 21 eggs.
7 X 13 = 91 chickens.
91 chickens is a lot.
Now lets go with my average egg count of 5 eggs a day from my 13 chickens for the month of December 2012.