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Fraser
2010-Feb-15, 07:00 PM
If humanity ever intends upon on settling Mars (by settling I mean a one way trip with no plans on returning back to Earth), they are going to need a whole lot of chickens if they want to survive–let alone thrive–upon the red planet.Aside from providing an excellent source of protein, chickens could help future [...]

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Swift
2010-Feb-15, 07:54 PM
I can just see the movie preview...

When Chickens Conquered Mars!

KaiYeves
2010-Feb-15, 11:20 PM
And there I was thinking space colonization was no job for anybody chicken...

JustAFriend
2010-Feb-17, 07:45 PM
Giant chickens in low-gravity..... sounds like another cheap Syfy movie....

BigDon
2010-Feb-17, 09:35 PM
"Ugly but useful creatures" :confused:

I be thinking Mr. Clayton is a city boy. Mom had a flock of bantams that produced very beautiful members.

Ask him if he knows what a "spike-horned elk*" is...









*Term used in the 1930's and 40's to discribe cattle lost to amature hunters with poor animal identification skills.

Buttercup
2010-Feb-17, 09:42 PM
:lol: Swift. :p

How about: The Chickens That Ate Mars!

Except we don't want them to eat Mars. :shifty:

LookingSkyward
2010-Feb-17, 10:15 PM
I have chickens... I'll go to Mars! But the chickens will need to go on a different ship. Solid rule for me, 'No chickens on my ship, except pre-cooked'.

Buttercup
2010-Feb-17, 10:37 PM
ChickenNauts!

But which goes first: The chicken...or the egg? :think:

LookingSkyward
2010-Feb-17, 10:45 PM
hmmm, I was thinking Astrochicks...

trinitree88
2010-Feb-18, 03:44 PM
[QUOTE=BigDon;1683076]"Ugly but useful creatures" :confused:

I be thinking Mr. Clayton is a city boy. Mom had a flock of bantams that produced very beautiful members.

Ask him if he knows what a "spike-horned elk*" is...


BigDon;1683076. Agreed. Raised bantams myself. Birds are interesting. Looky here. SEE:http://www.trainingreference.co.uk/free_pictures/gallery_1/chickens.jpg


SEE:http://www.fowlvisions.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/japanese-bantam-rooster-2.jpg

SEE:http://cdn.dailypainters.com/1259557350/images/scale/scaleimg/475/495/N/0/_2F_images_2F_origs_2F_1571_2F_white_bantam_rooste r__impressionistic_oil_painting.jpg
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swampyankee
2010-Feb-18, 04:11 PM
"Ugly but useful creatures" :confused:

I be thinking Mr. Clayton is a city boy. Mom had a flock of bantams that produced very beautiful members.

Ask him if he knows what a "spike-horned elk*" is...









*Term used in the 1930's and 40's to discribe cattle lost to amature hunters with poor animal identification skills.

Even with such techniques as painting "COW" on the sides of their cattle, hunters still shoot farm animals.

In any case, I'm a city boy1 and I think chickens are cute. I also think lambs are cute. This does not stop me from eating them.

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1 But my father wasn't, although his father's farming days ended by ww2.

mike alexander
2010-Feb-18, 08:33 PM
I think rabbits would be at least as good a choice as chickens.

swampyankee
2010-Feb-19, 03:57 AM
I think rabbits would be at least as good a choice as chickens.

Chickens and rabbits. I wonder if you can make bacon from rabbit...it would go nicely with the eggs for breakfast.:silenced:

BigDon
2010-Feb-19, 03:47 PM
Chickens and rabbits. I wonder if you can make bacon from rabbit...it would go nicely with the eggs for breakfast.:silenced:

Well, you're going to need to at some point.

Welcome to "Ecosystem" please enjoy your stay! :)

BigDon
2010-Feb-19, 03:50 PM
Are these chickens going to eat the local "blueberries" or the southern hemisphere CO2 spiders?