Thanks, Greg. That's exactly what I meant. The unchallenged organism atrophies in the long term. So too with divergent evolutionary lines.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Brent Jmiller wrote:
Have you considered free-ranging with a chicken tractor?
I think we have different definitions of 'free-ranging'.
I guess my definition includes anything that allows the chickens to freely choose their natural diet outdoors.
However, I believe they call chickens ranging in pastures under mobile pens to keep them from being eaten by predators, "pastured chickens".