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Old 27-10-2010, 13:35   #16
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I heard on one boater who had livestock on his boat. What was his name??? Oh yeah, Noah. I don't think he is on this forum
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Another one?
Well, I guess the Polynesians had pigs on board...
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Old 27-10-2010, 21:56   #18
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The reason we don't have chickens on our boats is the same reason we don't keep them in our living rooms or other living spaces. In fact most houses have larger living spaces than our boats. Even if you hung the thing over the gunwale, would you also put a chicken outside your bedroom window?
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Old 27-10-2010, 22:16   #19
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Back in the day ...

well, not my day but Cook's and Vancouver's et al, they kept a bevy of animals on board, a veritable farm.

Their boats were big ... and smelly .... and they had lots of rum on board. 'nuff said.
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Absolutley. Preferably, Deep Fried with a side of fries. Otherwise not on a bet. Noisy bloody things, feathers going everywhere. broken eggs everytime the boat heels.
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Old 27-10-2010, 23:31   #21
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I once had a pet goose on a powerboat. Never do that again!!
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Has anyone kept live chickens aboard their boat?

I found one story on the web of a little kid keeping three, until two turned out to be male,

I wonder what port problems would occur.
I think the thing to remember here is that a LITTLE KID had an idea... which DIDN'T work out.

And I'm guessing .... yes, there would be port problems, if you're refering to regulations. If you can't take frozen meats into some places, it's easy to say that you probably can't take live meat in either.
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Chickens produce more in poop than they eat. It violates several laws of physics, but there it is.
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Has anyone tried injecting a platypus with hormones to increase egg production?
Platypus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Otherwise, there are so many palatable alternatives to eggs.
Eggless Egg Salad Recipe - Vegan Tofu Egg Salad Recipe
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The reason we don't have chickens on our boats is the same reason we don't keep them in our living rooms or other living spaces. In fact most houses have larger living spaces than our boats. Even if you hung the thing over the gunwale, would you also put a chicken outside your bedroom window?
If you have an aft cabin that is not to the rest of the boat you could turn that into a chicken coop. Personally I can't think of too many things that would be as disgusting as keeping chickens onboard.

On the plus side the smell would probably result in you having a mooring to yourself.
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What an amazing clucker of a thread!
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Type of chicken...

There are lots of different kinds of chickens. While most types would not be suitable for life afloat, "Chicken of the Sea" as the name implies was specifically bred for life afloat. Be sure to bring the can opener.
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I heard on one boater who had livestock on his boat. What was his name??? Oh yeah, Noah. I don't think he is on this forum
Guess again, he's the guy in the green shirt... but being from Maine, he calls himself Noahr instead of No ah... Or maybe its Knower? Anyhow he is in here all the time
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I think it's a fine idea to have chickens aboard. I would just keep them in the freezer.
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We have just got rid of our 5 chickens and the coop because we are moving to a town house and the smell/mess would be unaceptable in a terraced town house.

I did a fag packet calculation when SWMBO bought them, that for the same money stashed under the matress not even invested, we could buy 1300 eggs.

So it was fun for a while, got rid of lots of slugs and snails in the garden but the poop all over the garden and grass was hard to live with and dispose of, didn't readily break down in the compost heap.

On a boat, no way unless you were doing an Atlantic crossing and intended to eat them half way.

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