Thursday, November 18, 2010
I will never understand how people can find it in themselves to raise chickens in the battery method - in cages where all the hens do is eat and lay eggs. Possibly worst of all is the factory style farming where meat chickens are raised indoors in chicken houses on a diet which increases their growth rate for a quick profit - these practices are barbaric, to say the least and were unheard of until less than 60 years ago.
Once you have seen a chicken scratching in the soil and delighting in pecking the little creatures it unearths, or a mother hen clucking protectively over her brood and calling them to her scratch patch to partake of the goodies she has found, you will never again be able to look at commercial chicken houses with anything but derision. It is a sad state of affairs when money happens to be the bottom line.