After the live chicken, duck, goose and turkey vendors on Limketkai Drive in Cagayan de Oro City were evicted from one side of the street to the other, their numbers have become even smaller.
During our visit with the video camera to the vendors one morning, however, I could not find any geese and turkeys for sale. The native chickens, however, seem to be in demand among the clientele. The dealer, Arnold, had just received a shipment of these chickens with their feet tied together and was in the process of freeing them and putting them in his cage. While doing this, he also told us the prices: Live chickens are currently traded at 350 pesos/kg and ducks at 250 pesos/kg.
Cover photo: Sale of live poultry directly on the street
Image 02: The barber sells live chickens next to his store.
Image 03: On the left, the man has been heating water in an old tin can to pluck a slaughtered chicken. Meanwhile Henry (in the blue T-shirt) sits with his chickens and waits for customers.
Image 04: A delivery of chickens lies in front of Arnold's chicken cages.
Image 05: Arnold is in the process of untying the feet of the just delivered chickens and putting them into the cages. In the process we get into a conversation with him.
Surely we have captured all this on video