The brilliance of #chickens. Amongst other skills, they eat every grain of leftover rice, every apple peel, every bit of spoiled cheese — and volia — they it all turn into eggs (and meat).

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to The brilliance of #chickens. Amongst other skills, they eat every grain of leftover rice, every apple peel, every bit of spoiled cheese — and volia — they it all turn into eggs (and meat).

  1. Plus they eat every bug they spy. The more of them around, the better.

  2. Anonymous says:

    During the early 80's I was owned by over fifty chickens. Koo Koo Kuh Choo. We provided eggs to a local (and ongoing) food cooperative. At the time the idea of butchering was beyond my scope but I've always known why these birds have been considered so valuable.
    Low maintenance, low overhead, quick to multiply and plenty of product. Central to a small farm economy. What's not to love?

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