Friday, June 17, 2016

Negative Externalities of Chickens

Bill Gates supports more chickens for poor countries.

Gates' plan raises some questions: what happens to the price of chickens when 30 percent of rural families reach Gates' goal of raising chickens? Will those chickens eat cheaper calories? It takes 4.5 pounds of grain to make one pound of chicken, not counting insects and other calories the chickens scrounge for themselves.

More chickens. More viruses. More chicken thefts. More roosters. More cock fighting. More noise. Less sleep. Roosters make noise throughout the night, not merely in mornings.

There has to be much better investments, including IUDs.

Chicken farming is amiss in the former United States, too.

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