In a previous article we discussed what would be the Best Chicken Breeds for SHTF. If you have not done so, I suggest you read that article as well as this one.
In this article we are going to be discussing how to design your chicken flock for a long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation.
How many chickens would you need to produce enough eggs for you and your family? What about breeding, chicken coop and chicken yard size? Do you want focus on egg production, meat production, or somewhere between the two?
This chicken flock article is part of our Indefinite Sustainability project.
Why would eggs be important during a long term SHTF situation? Its because of their fat, amino acids and protein content.
A couple of weeks ago two of my grandsons spent the night at my house. For breakfast the 6 year old ate 4 eggs, the 3 year old ate 2 eggs. That is 6 eggs a day just for those two grandchildren, what about the rest of the family?