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Free-Range eggs vs. Store Bought eggs (Persuasive Argument Paper)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkieluver_07, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I just have to have the topic in for tommorrow. I want to write something about chickens of course.

    Some of the ideas I came up with were why you should raise chickens/ the benefits, battery cage hens VS. free-range/organic, or cruelty of the birds in commercial farms.

    Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG] Such as links to websites or books.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    There is a book we just got recently, "The Self Sufficient Farm". Talks about being self sufficient (go figure!) on just one acre. The chicken was very important in this ecological habitat as "the Gleaner". Chickens were used to clean up feed lot areas for larger animals, keep insect pests under control, and to even prepare the Fall garden for the next spring's garden planting. They also provide nitrogen rich fertilizer, eggs, meat and last but not least and "ALARM CLOCK!"
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Thankyou PeeperKeeper for that information! I'll have to see if I can buy a copy of the book.
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I am a big supporter of the Battery Hen Welfare Trust in the UK, check out their website for lots of information on battery hens, they rescue thousands of them each year.......battery hen - v - free range...no contest..... some the pics are upsetting.

  6. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Thanks again. I think I am going to write my paper on why chickens are beneficial to the community. Somewhere along those lines. It was very hard to pick between that and battery cages. Maybe I'll have to write two papers!
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I told my teacher the topic I chose and he said that it didn't seem like a good topic for a persasive argument. What do you guys think?

    Do you have any specific points that I should argue? I'm going to read the links you guys gave me more carefully to see if I an come up with anything.
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    It's probably because your topic sounds more like the topic for a report: "benefits of keeping chickens."

    You need to come up with a strong thesis statement that you can both support and also discuss and defend against counterarguments (a strong persuasive essay always spends a bit of time -- at least a paragraph -- naming and confronting the opposing viewpoint).

    What would be the thesis of your essay?
  9. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Indeed The chicken Lady. I'd start going through the chicken ordinances forum and see what kind of community news links you can get, then you can do a paper on why local government should allow the keeping of poultry inside city limits.

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