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B.C. poultry project aims to improve food security of First Nation communities

Forest-raised chickens could provide alternative to traditional Indigenous foods like moose, salmon.


April 22, 2021
By CBC News

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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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  1. Bob Maxwell says:

    interesting; this would greatly fatten up the mink, weasel, martin, wolverine, racoons, fox, cougar, bobcat, lynx, harriers, eagles, and owls…up north; and close to the same group of predators in the southern BC regions.
    The roosters will tell everyone where they are, some predators will enjoy the eggs as well.

    What is the food for them, berries, seeds, insects maybe not so plentiful in a northern forest with a canopy cover…in a clear cut there could be some food but the eagles etc would love that situation.

    And when it snows 2 to 3’ and freezing starts – then what.

    Chickens are not like the wild turkeys who seem to survive around Creston BC.

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