Jan. 14, 2016
Planetary Community Chicken
After 25 years of crossbreeding in the Cosmopolitan Chicken Project we have a unique database of chicken DNA and a strong, fertile chicken. Together with different partners we are crossing our Cosmopolitan Chicken with an industrial laying hen from Hendrix Genetics to make a robust, ecological chicken that can travel to different communities where it can provide one egg a day.
The chicks presented at the Broeders van de Wereld - installation hatched at De Hoev and will grow up surrounded by the city-community in Sint-Truiden. Then, they will be part of a research at the Universiteit Gent for the KiwiBes project to study an innovative ecological cycle. Simultaneously chickens are hatching in Zimbabwe at the The Future of Hope Foundation and later this year in Detroit at Wasserman Projects.