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9 Reasons Why Chickens Are The #1 Survival Animal

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When it comes to a “survival animal,” most people think of dogs. However, although dogs can be a great asset in a survival situation, there’s one animal that’s even better for all-around uses in an emergency situation.

And this is especially true when it comes to training. With dogs, you need to spend a lot of time, energy and even money to get them to prepare for a crisis.

You need to teach them how to obey commands (sit, stay, be quiet, etc), train them to hunt, and how to be a good guard dog (which many breeds aren’t genetically prone to). And you need to train them not to howl or bark if they see people coming (or to run up to them and greet them).

This is a lot of work. A LOT of work. However, there’s one animal that requires none of this training, and yet will still provide you the necessities for survival. And they’ll do it all on much less time, resources, energy, and money.

9 Reasons Why Chickens Are The #1 Survival Animal

Provide Nutritious Food

Chickens are a natural source of nutritious food, making this the #1 reason to buy them. First off, they lay delicious eggs that you can cook immediately (and these are 10 times better than the ones you buy at the grocery store). And since the grocery store shelves will be empty within a matter of hours in a major emergency, you’ll be set with a continuous supply of farm-fresh eggs at your fingertips.

Later, if the chicken can no longer produce eggs (or if you’re just in dire straights) you can always eat the chicken. And considering there’s so many ways to cook chicken, this incredibly versatile meat will be delicious no matter which way you prepare it.

They Multiply

Another enormous benefit of chickens is that they produce more chickens. Allow the eggs to hatch and you’ll have baby chicks running around and growing up big and strong. It’s like an endless food supply (as long as your chickens are healthy enough to keep reproducing).

Take Up Little Room

In order to have happy, healthy chickens each one typically only needs about 15 square feet of space. And, since most new owners have about six chickens, this is just 90 square feet of space. Keep in mind you can always square off more space to allow more chickens to hatch (or if you’re introducing new ones to the flock).

Cheap To Feed

During the summer, chickens are like a well-oiled machine. They’ll forage through grasses for bugs and seeds, and can typically fend for themselves (but have a bit of food on hand for them just in case).

They’ll also eat certain weeds (which can be a benefit for lawn maintenance), and they can even eat bits of veggies from your survival garden if you’ve got scraps leftover you don’t need.

In winter, since these food sources are scarce, you’ll want to make sure the chickens have corn and grains (like wheat or oats) to eat. And you can always stock up on chicken feed at the farm supply store before a major emergency hits – it’s typically inexpensive.

They’re Natural Pest Control

Considering that chickens eat worms, spiders, and insects, they provide a natural source of pest control you can depend on. These food sources provides healthy nutrition for them, and keep those pests out of your home/bug out shelter!

Inexpensive To Buy

If you don’t have a ton of money to spend on an animal (or a food source), you’re in luck. Chickens are not only cheap to feed, but they’re also inexpensive to buy!

Local farmers will oftentimes sell off their extra chickens if too many have been hatched. So if you know any farmers, be sure to ask them about if they have any chickens to spare.

You can also often get baby chicks from your local farm store or tractor supply store. Or, if there’s none nearby, check your town’s newspaper or websites like Craigslist for listings of people selling chickens.

Require Zero Training

Many times people don’t have the time or energy to devote to training an animal (such as a dog, horse, etc.). Luckily, chickens are incredibly self-sufficient. Heck, they don’t even need a lot of love or attention from you, either (aside from basic care like water, food and shelter).

Great For Bartering

Most people will not want to barter off their dog, horse, cow, etc. when SHTF. But, since chickens are so small, cheap, and are such a great food source, they’re a no-brainer for bartering. Plus, since you can own so many at once, it’s often easy to sell off a few in exchange for survival foods, tools, or resources you need.

There’s Very Little That Can Go Wrong

As long as you’re providing a sturdy chicken coop, some good, solid fencing around it to keep out predators, and the necessary amounts of food and water, there’s very little that can go wrong when caring for chickens.

Of course, life is imperfect and things happen. But even if a wolf or coyote broke in and killed your whole flock, you still won’t have lost nearly the size of the investment of, say, a horse or cow dying.


Of course, like everything else in this world, chickens have their downsides. They make noise, they smell (although you’d be hard-pressed to find an animal that doesn’t, and chickens are some of the least offensive in this category) and they poop everywhere.

It also does cost money to set up the coop, fencing, etc. for your first batch. However, this is a one-time investment (so long as nothing breaks into the fencing). And, if you’re thrifty, you can build your coop with cheaper supplies to help you save money.

When it comes down to it, chickens really are the best survival animal you can get to prepare for a crisis (or just to have for everyday life).

Here’s a fellow prepper that started raising chickens on his own. It’s his first time, and he admits he’s a novice at this. And yet even he admits that, “unless you do something really dumb and neglect them” it’s unlikely you’ll screw this up.

Here’s a cool, short video showing his experience.


Trump Responds to Secret Service Director’s Resignation

Trump Responds to Secret Service Director's Resignation

( – President Donald Trump responded to Kimberly Cheatle’s statement on Tuesday that she was leaving her role as director of the Secret Service due to criticism of the way her organization handled the recent attempt on the previous president’s life.

Trump said, “She never gave me proper protection, so I ended up having to take a bullet for democracy,” in an afternoon interview with Fox News Digital.

He said that his campaign made multiple requests for more protection, which the agency either flatly denied or disregarded.

“Many requests were made by on-site Secret Service for more people, always with a turn down or no response,” Trump told the news outlet. “I have the biggest crowds in history, and they should be treated accordingly.”

He added, “Big improvements have been made over the last week,” Fox News Digital reported.

Cheatle announced her resignation in writing to the Secret Service on Tuesday morning, despite her earlier refusal to do so.

“To the Men and Women of the U.S. Secret Service, The Secret Service’s solemn mission is to protect our nation’s leaders and financial infrastructure,” Cheatle wrote. “On July 13th, we fell short on that mission.”

She was under pressure to step down during Monday’s House Oversight Committee hearing, as she acknowledged that the agency’s reaction to the attempted assassination was a “failure.” This pressure came from all sides of the aisle.

According to a recent press release, United States Representative Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) submitted a motion that evening that would have forced a vote in the House to impeach Cheatle following her initial refusal to step down on Monday.

In response to Mace’s question during the hearing on whether the agency’s response was “a colossal failure,” the director said, “Yes.” Mace attacked the Secret Service for its lack of openness, pointing out that Cheatle’s testimony had to be subpoenaed by legislators.

Before the hearing, she accused the director of leaking her opening statement to several media sites.

When asked how often the agency had turned down the Trump campaign’s demands for more security throughout her testimony, Cheatle remained silent.

During the committee’s opening remarks, she acknowledged that the Secret Service’s reaction to the attempted assassination was “the most significant operational failure of the agency in decades.”

Nevertheless, she insisted that she was “the best person” to run the organization then.

President Joe Biden issued a statement acknowledging Cheatle’s decision and expressing gratitude for her service on Tuesday afternoon, following her resignation in response to the growing calls for her resignation.

“As a leader, it takes honor, courage, and incredible integrity to take full responsibility for an organization tasked with one of the most challenging jobs in public service,” the statement read. “The independent review to get to the bottom of what happened on July 13th continues, and I look forward to assessing its conclusions. We all know what happened that day can never happen again.”

During her hearing before the committee on Monday, Cheatle stated that the agency’s ongoing initial internal assessment would take around sixty days.

Do you believe there should be a criminal investigation into the Secret Service Director’s lack of security for President Trump?

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Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

( – The competition to become Vice President Kamala Harris’s running partner is intensifying. It has been reported that her campaign has sent screening papers to several prominent Democrats.

Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA), seen as strong candidates from crucial battleground states, are leading the pack.

Harris’s campaign carefully evaluates potential vice presidential candidates as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.

Alongside Kelly and Shapiro, governors Roy Cooper (D-NC), Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Tim Walz (D-MN), and J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) have also been given vetting paperwork. However, Pritzker has denied receiving such materials.

One notable omission from the list is Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY), who many see as a leading contender.

Beshear stated that despite vigorous campaigning for the position, he had not received any correspondence from the Harris campaign concerning the vice-presidential screening procedure.

The selection process is underway as Harris’s team looks to enhance its ticket with a running mate who will appeal to a wide range of voters and strengthen support in key states.

Kelly and Shapiro are perceived as centrist leaders who, due to their considerable political backgrounds, have the potential to draw in moderate voters.

Kelly, the current senator from Arizona and a former astronaut, has a proven track record in Arizona.

At the same time, Shapiro’s leadership in Pennsylvania is distinguished by his emphasis on progressive ideals and his ability to win elections in a swing state.

The main goal of her campaign plan seems to be selecting a running mate who can enhance Harris’s program and increase the Democratic ticket’s appeal to a wide range of voters in essential areas and demographics.

The fact that there are several governors indicates that candidates with executive expertise and a track record of successful leadership are preferred.

The screening process is anticipated to be rigorous, involving a detailed review of the candidates’ public personas and political positions and significant background investigations.

The campaign’s final choice will probably try to strike a compromise between political tactics and the requirement for a solid and cooperative alliance in the White House.

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, there is growing conjecture and expectation over Harris’s final choice for her ticket partner.

The chosen vice-presidential candidate will be crucial to the party’s unity and mobilization of the electorate before the November election.

Does it matter who Harris selects as her VP as she goes against the Trump/Vance ticket?

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Local Police Barred From Investigating Trump Assassination


Local Pennsylvania police officers revealed to Congress that they were barred from entering a Secret Service command center at President Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on July 13, according to Republican Tennessee Rep. Mark Green. This revelation has raised serious concerns about the competency of the Secret Service, especially in the wake of a blatant assassination attempt.

Rep. Green, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, along with other bipartisan committee members, toured the Butler Farm Show grounds where 20-year-old Thomas Crooks attempted to assassinate President Trump. Green expressed frustration and concern, stating, “Normally, according to the local sheriff, they have done these events in the past with the Secret Service and always had one of their people in that Secret Service control room. Apparently, that was not allowed this time for some reason,” after his tour of the crime scene, which has been closed to the public since July 13.

The lack of coordination and communication between local and federal law enforcement is alarming. Green, an Army veteran, highlighted this as a glaring example of the miscommunication that put the President’s life at risk. He mentioned ongoing efforts to get more information about the radios used by law enforcement on the day of the rally.

Paul Mauro, a Fox News legal and criminal analyst, explained that a command center is typically a place for all involved law enforcement agencies to streamline communication. It’s a fundamental security measure that was inexplicably ignored. The Secret Service’s failure to integrate local law enforcement into its command center is not just a misstep but a severe breach of protocol that could have had catastrophic consequences.

The incompetence displayed by the Secret Service during Trump’s rally is unforgivable. Green and other lawmakers are rightfully demanding accountability. The Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle’s leadership is under scrutiny. During a media briefing, Green described the situation as an “abysmal failure” and called for Cheatle’s resignation. He cited examples of members of Congress accessing the very roof Crooks used to fire upon the crowd without any security hindrances and noted that law enforcement failed to utilize a nearby water tower for surveillance.

Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Kelly also voiced his outrage, highlighting reports that law enforcement was aware of a suspicious person an hour before Trump took the stage. “If there was an idea that there was somebody here that was suspect, why even allow President Trump to even go up to the podium … and why did we go ahead and continue with the program?” Kelly questioned. The lack of proactive measures to protect the President is beyond comprehension.

The attempt on President Trump’s life resulted in the tragic death of Corey Comperatore, a dedicated husband, father, and former fire chief. Two other individuals, David Dutch and James Copenhaver, were critically wounded. This incident is not just a breach of security but a heartbreaking reminder of the consequences of incompetence.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle’s evasive response to whether she will fire those responsible is unacceptable. The American people deserve better. The security failures must be addressed, and those responsible should be held accountable. It is clear that significant changes need to be made to restore faith in the Secret Service’s ability to protect our leaders.

In the face of such failures, the call for resignations is not just justified but necessary. The safety of President Trump and all our leaders depends on it. It’s time for the Secret Service to undergo a thorough overhaul, ensuring that such dangerous lapses in security never happen again. The American people demand and deserve accountability and competence from those sworn to protect their leaders.


BREAKING: Donald Trump Survives Assassination Attempt!

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