posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 08:03 PM
Animals are essential for long term survival I would think. If you want fat for soap, cooking, food preservation a pair of small non-commercial pigs
(think potbelly here) is going to be your best bet. Plus in many places you can pass them off as pets and keep them in town. They will get fat on
anything, scraps from your garden, the leftovers from butchering, hay, grass, even manure from other animals (gross, I know). If you can't keep
chickens, quail are the next best thing. 3 quail eggs = 1 chicken egg, they don't eat much, are quiet, don't take up much room and make a fine
meal. They will not set their eggs though, so you would have to have a way to incubate their eggs if you wanted to keep your flock going yourself.
Rabbits are good too. Goats are good, but you would have to also keep a billy around unless you have a neighbor with one nearby (within walking
distance) for them to realistically be of any use to you in sitx.
I can almost feel the heat from the PETA crowd now at the thought of EATING a potbelly, lol.