So sad

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kooltex, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2009
    NE Tx
    I'm watching an episode of dirty jobs and they are at a chicken farm, an egg farm. And those poor birds are kept in cramped tiny cages! What a sad life. I 'm glad i don't have to buy grocery store eggs.
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That treatment is typical. However, I watched a show on How It's Made and they showed a battery where the hens had a lot of room and everything was VERY clean, their feed was plentiful, waterers full. Not all batteries are miserable.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Deb that's nice to know.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I was actually impressed with the condition of the battery. I am so used to seeing poor conditions..... These hens had plenty of room to run around, the feeders and waterers were shiny metal - very clean, very well cared for.
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    It is sad but it is getting better....the government has finally decided that enough is enough and through the USDA, they have a minimum space requirement and specific cage requriements now for "egg" farms and so forth. Hopefully, it will continue to get better for those poor girls.
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:My point with my post was the everything was CLEAN!! And that is rare! This ploace, I wish I could remember tha name, was very clean. VERY CLEAN.
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    If I have to buy grocery store eggs, I buy ones that say "Cage Free" on them. It may not be much better, but it's a little better, and that's what counts.
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:Same here. I eat our chicken's own eggs. They come from free ranged, happy chickens! [​IMG] but if I had to eat store-bought,I would choose the ones that said "cage free" as well.
    It is very cruel and sad and I am very passionate about being against it, but I won't go into a whole rant/lecture here...It would take too long and might cause the thread to be closed... [​IMG]
    Poor hens. I wish I could go and set them all free...I bet almost/all of them have NEVER eaten grass or anything that normal chickens do.
    Debi that's comforting to know that at least some places are changing. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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