Posted On:1/17/2007 1:58pm
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Tabwyio, that's how we see cattle back home, as food. We try not to get attached to them, but it can happen from time to time.
We do give names to each one (kinda difficult when we have hundreds), but that's mostly out of habit as they don't respond to names. It is very rare to keep such a large animal as pet down there cuz ranges are away from home. For an underdevelop country, the majority of the population lives in small cities and towns, and people that works with animals have to travel back and for of the town to take care of the cattle. The concept of a farm where a family lives, as it exist in the US, is long gone in Nicaragua :(
Goats are easier for us to keep as pet - since they occupy smaller space, we can keep them, so long as the house has a backyard large enough Chickens, ah man, the chickens, and ducks. Everybody raises chickens in their backyards, and they can respond to names if you raised them so.
It is possible to keep chicken in an enclosed area and keep it higienic. I'm not a fan of those little houses where chicken get in and sleep and lay eggs. What we do is that we put a fence around a, say 5m by 5m area, with no roof other to allow the sun to keep the area dry.
Next to this fenced area, we build a roofed area with ladders where the chicken sleep, and another roofed area where they lay eggs. There is a specific containers for feeding and watering kept above ground; the ground itself we cover it with a mix of ash and sand. This mix keeps the ground hostile to bacteria and parasite growth and makes it easy to clean.
The walls and fences are also coated with a mix of ash, pulverised calcite and water. The key is to keep it open for air and sun to keep the area dry, and to keep plenty of sand in the ground. It can't get any cleaner than that!!
There is nothing like the sound of snapping a chicken's neck to start your breakfast.
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Posted On:1/17/2007 3:00pm
Enclosed quarters doesn't really describe most large-scale poultry production.
"Free-range" as much of a misnomer as it may be is definitely far, far better.
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Posted On:1/17/2007 4:36pm
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I think chickens packed, nut to butt, so tight that the dead ones go stiff still standing because thier isn't any room to fall pretty well decribes mass enclosed poultry farms. Well at least at the worst end of it. Ours chould effectively run away if they wanted to. We have a fenced in chicken yard to keep the coyotes and foxes out and a fenced in total enclosure so the poor bastards can duck and cover from hawks and egals. But we don't trim them and they can all fly and do. I've seen them as far as a mile from the house but never farther. The ones that wnader too far are usually picked off by predators. That's about as free range as you can get. The best part is they keep the bugs down around the house. The meat and the eggs taste much better once there's a good grashopper population. It's gotta be the extra protien.
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Posted On:1/17/2007 5:25pm
It could also be that they don't eat their own poo. Chicken are horrendous in their eating habits when confined in closed quarters. It could also be the grasshoppers. After all, grasshoppers can be fried into yummy snacks (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/h...mps/html/1.stm)
Back in Nicaragua, we can't really give chicken so much free reign. Most towns are close to forests, and we have plenty of small, pesky carnivorous things that'll pick anything that wanders too far away. Possums, tayras, ocelots, racoons, coaties, feral cats, big ass snakes. ****, it's like living in a fucking zoo!!!
See, inside my town it looks like this:
But then, you walk away a bit, and ****, you get this:
When night comes, wandering chicken die an unceremonious death, just as nature intended.
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Posted On:1/17/2007 5:36pm
We rotate feeding areas. Even "free" chickens eat thier own ****. They are worse than a couple of my dogs. But I can complain. They **** out in the field but eat all the other dogs **** in the yard. So I don't step in dog poo and that's a good thing. Fried hoppers are ok. Carmalized hoppers or chocolate covered hoppers are even better. I have made it a point to try "local cuisine" every time I travel. So after 20+ countries visited I have eaten some down right funky ****.
Posted On:1/17/2007 5:44pm
Hehehe, that's the spirit :)
Insects are the only thing I haven't tried yet... and bats. Possums are hard to cook, and racoons are rubbery. Monkeys are ok, while parrots, squirrels and snakes make a good stew. What I like the most, however, it's armadillo.
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Amazing how this thread went from vegetarianism to animal cruelty, then to ****-eating chickens and now into eating weird, funky ****.
Posted On:1/17/2007 5:50pm
When Ragin made her public detraction of past militant comments I ceased feeling the need to bag on vegans. But yummy animals and shitty production practices are good enough reasons to stick around. I tried monkey in the PI. Not bad. But you gotts watch it, some of the vendors are feedin you dog. Wich isn't bad either so long as I don't know it until well after the fact.
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Posted On:1/20/2007 5:20pm
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Posted On:1/22/2007 9:25am
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Posted On:1/23/2007 2:45am
Actually it was me, who wanted it.
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