One thing to remember is if you have dogs, never leave the dog alone with the chickens until you are certain the dog will not harm them. This may take months of working with the dog, slowly introducing them. Remember a dog's instinct is to kill chickens. I had friends who lost 9 chickens by leaving a dog alone in a confined space with a pen of chickens.
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That's the way my grandmother lived for many years. As you say, electricity and air conditioning are choices that aren't necessary for survival. There's also the option of harnessing wind power or using solar to reduce energy consumption.
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