Swaziland September 2017
Meet Alton's Chickens
As you know we love connecting with different farmers. We met Alton "Magwaza" Pierce in Swaziland on his farm and he is one of a kind. He has a passion for Malay chickens. He is breeding "Kaalneck" Malays, this means the neck of the chicken is featherless. Why would anyone want a chicken with no feathers on it's neck? The main reason is because it is easier to slaughter and means a lot less plucking.
His chickens free-range during the day and come back into the coop at night. They eat fermented feed. They get a lot of protein from eating maggots from the maggot trap.
This hen decided to lay her eggs in an old car.