Any advice on how (or if) to respond to negative feedback regarding this article?
Already some "comments" on the newspaper website following the article are the usual negative rhetoric , from people who don't know or understand basically anything regarding the care or keeping of a chicken. Luckily, a responder called "chooks" is setting the negative commentaries straight with factual rhetoric.
Well, I have my all-things-chicken-binder just in case we get visitors. . . .
I am sorry to say, the chickens were going through a moult during their photo shoot. I feel sorry for them.