Originally Posted by SaltyMonkey
I say kill em all.
Oi, we have chickens in the garden, 5 of them which provide us with fresh eggs, all quite healthy.
Yes they do have talons if you get them from a battery
farm because they don't have the opportunity to wear down. Once cut and allowed to free range its not a problem.
As to feeding them, well they eat egg shells, yep they are cannibals. Good in the garden, they eat slugs and snails, in fact any small insect but can also manage a mouse. Exceptional eye sight which is much better than ours means they can spot the smallest ant, so cockroaches wouldn't stand a chance on board.
Would I have them on board for a long cruise
? no way, how could you eat Doris who you talked to during every night watch for a month.