Originally posted by SeenMyShare
Originally posted by SaturnFX
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Depends on the need...if your starving and wont make it even a few more days, you eat the bird and eggs
But, if its not a complete emergency, you eat the bird and raise the chicks for food and breeding if possible.
Only if you only plan to eat for one day. If you want sustainable meals you eat the eggs. The adult can and will lay more within a few weeks to
replace what you took if the weather is good. If you kill the mother and "try" to raise the eggs you will have killed of not just one hatch but most
likely the whole batch. The eggs must be kept at a specific temperature and humidity for a specific number of days, the eggs gently turned twice a
day, and let me tell you... feeding new born chicks is a pain if they aren't hatched with feathers, eyes open and on their feet! If you made it that
far most would still die.
The idea behind survival is sustainable survival. What good does it do to outlast your fellow man if you kill off your food supply? Country people
already know this. You never take more than is absolutely necessary, you give back to nature to repair/replace what you've taken, and you never
destroy the sustainability of the future.
That's why you need us.
It was sort of a trick question, wasn't it.
You can add all sorts of senarios to back up either argument overall. If you have the proper tools to raise chicks, such as warmers, some general
foodstuffs to feel baby chicks, then having 10 chicks = far greater than having a bird providing eggs (that will eventually die..and you have been
eating the eggs all along).
It is of course best to simply leave em both if that is an option, but if that isn't an option, then you make a decision based on what is most
The most helpful thing you can learn for survival is how to make jerky though. initially there is going to be a lot of food..and most of that will rot
away. If it becomes a full time job dehydrating and salting every possible thing under the sun, you can quickly amass enough food for years upon years
of survival while you wait for a new supply to come into play. Turning sparky into dog jerky, all cats, rats, etc..even fruits and veggies can be
The only real issue will be clean water...depending on the senario., and fuel. If you sort the fuel issue out (mirrored surfaces on a sunny day can
do wonders) then you can turn crap water into clean water by simply boiling it, or with really bad water, evaporation methods.
Ultimately, what I am saying is that even if your living in a 35th floor highrise in the center of a city, you can have a very good chance of long
term survival if you know the basics of survival to begin with and get out of your head you need to be in some lush rainforest to eat. Sure,
eventually you will have your neighbors banging on your door asking for some of your fido-jerky, but thats when people come together...you can have
some, but you need to go out and collect a bucket of water from somewhere, or find a few rats, etc...teaching them also, and so on. People can be
seen as either a liability for personal survival, or a benefit.
But of course, this all goes out the door if its a zombie apocolypse we are talking about anyhow..then the main resource needed is bullets