Happy (Go Lucky) Chickens

Happy chickens

Happy chickens

crazy chicken text

Let’s not debate the existence of chicken emotion; let’s just assume these chickens are,

for all intents and purposes, happy chickens.   Healthy chickens.

They are also lucky chickens.

In contrast to these happy lucky chickens:

Most Americans get their eggs and chicken tenders from chickens

living in a completely different manner and environment:Photo by Emirkoo via Fotolia.com

Photo by FOTOALEM via Fotolia.com

No sunlight.  No grass.  Definitely no watermelon and tasty earthworms. 

Isn’t it a bit bizarre that these chickens are basically farm livestock but

they have no idea what sunlight and grass are?

Which kind of chicken or egg would you rather eat?

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15 thoughts on “Happy (Go Lucky) Chickens

  1. And, chicken confinements in Iowa are getting hit by a virus that thrives in cool, moist conditions, wiping out whole barns. They’re not so happy or lucky and their owners have a huge mess on their hands. Add that to the price of our eggs. Free range doesn’t look so bad…
    I’ve been enjoying your posts about your small herd. Keep it up!

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  2. Daphne, what beautiful birds. Have you checked out John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” show of a week ago where he talks about the poverty of chicken farmers who work for this large companies. The issue is they dare not complain and cannot complain or they will be run out of business. All the best, BTG

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  3. Margit Van Schaick

    Daphne, no words are necessary. Your photos clearly tell the story of industrial versus free-range chickens. Your barred rocks and Javas look wonderful.

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  4. Reblogged this on Off The Beaten Path and commented:
    We’ve been eating whole lot of organic food lately. Check out the chicken “factory” picture here and you may think about how food gets to the table. Thanks, Daphnecybele/at Bean and Bantam blog. Fine looking chickens, by the way. rdh

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