B.C. poultry project aims to improve food security of First Nation communities
By CBC NewsNews Consumer Issues
Forest-raised chickens could provide alternative to traditional Indigenous foods like moose, salmon.
Raising chickens in the woods is being touted as a way to help improve the food security of First Nation communities by providing an alternative to dwindling supplies of traditional foods such as moose and salmon.
The Regenerative Poultry Project has already produced 1,500 chickens on a small farm about 150 kilometres northeast of Terrace, B.C., using techniques developed in Guatemala.
The idea is that the chickens are allowed to roam the woods, roosting in trees and foraging for food, mimicking the behaviours of their wild ancestors.
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