We hand raised this chicken from hatching in order to use it for meat. It was kept “free range” in this chicken tractor which was moved every day so it could forage for food. It’s too big to walk anymore. A cow bone. Bones make great primitive tools for digging. This soil is very rich in clay and when dry, hardens like a rock. I need to collect enough clay to wrap the whole bird completely. Removing the branches, twigs and debris so I can mix the clay with water. Primitive mortar and pestle used for milling corn into flour. Rain water has collected inside. Trying not to mix too much water in and have to go collect more clay. Sand is added as a binder. The lower layer of clay ready for the bird. Rubbing the clay into the feathers will help pull the feathers out as they harden around them during cooking. The intestines are left inside in order to keep a fully intact outer skin. The bird must be covered entirely with 2 inches of clay. Adding water helps to seal up the cracks. I have moved it over to the fire area and continue to make sure it is sealed up. It’s a rather large bird. Stealing some dried grass from my shelter. A big fire is a must as it can take 5 hours or more to cook completely. I am using a muellin plant for the spindle on a poplar base. The tinder bundle is birch bark inner, cedar and dried grass on the outer. A big fire will cook the bird all the way through, even the bottom. I am using a mixture of soft and hard woods. Several hours later and we have a lot of heat from coals and wood. You only get one chance at cooking so make sure it’s fully done. Easier than trying to spit roast and all the fat and moisture is preserved in the meat. Uncovering should be done carefully so it is not ruined. Stone serving tray. A little burnt at the top, too much heat. This is called “beggar’s chicken” in some countries. I am using a stone knife made by Jay Valente. It is very tender and juicy. No modern tools are needed for this style of cooking. Enough to feed a whole tribe. Very flaky white meat, except for the skin, it was cooked very well.