Wow, hubby brought home 4 white chickens that were pumped full of growth hormones in a chicken house. They had severe problems adapting, one dang near died but my hubby nursed it and hand fed it. Now it thinks he is it's daddy.
It positively loves us! When we open the gate, it runs to our feet and stands there. It follows us around like a dog. It even follows the dog!
Isn't that cute?
I wonder what the chicken will think when it's in a roasting tin.
I'm thrilled. I can't wait until he comes running to me tomorrow!
Not for food! Ha! i couldn't eat a backyard chicken. What's cool about this is that he came from the 'growers' and was virtually saved from a sure death (along with the 3 hens) at Tyson Foods!! So now, Tyson's is minus 4 chicken breasts, 8 chicken legs, 8 wings, & 8 chicken thighs thanks to the heroic actions of my dear hubby.
Everyone needs to visit a poultry farm. Some chickens never learn to walk at all and couldn't run away if they left the door open.
I'll bet most of the people in this country have never eaten a "yard" chicken in their life. You wouldn't believe the difference in the taste of the birds or their eggs.
And don't get me started on swine and cattle production facilities!
Grew up on a cattle ranch. And yeah, the difference in flavor between a range animal and a feedlot ("fed") animal is enormous. Americans have NO idea what they eat. Not bagging on cattlemen either... they are good, honest, hard working farmers steeped in the agrarian history of our country. But what happens after, and during in the cases of SOME, is pretty crazy.
You are right about his, Randy. This poor little guy cannot fly...I mean, chickens don't actually 'fly', per say, but when he jumps from our arms, he drops like a rock. Our other chickens, the Rhode Island Reds that were raised, can fly away from predators or get in a tree to roost if needed. These poor chickys can't do that. They're doing good to get on the roosting rod in the chicken pen!
I know, Donotfear! Many people would be horrified to see how chickens and other animals are raised in mass production facilities.
Pumped full of growth hormones, the chicks in these houses reach full growth in a matter of weeks. They will be as much as ten times heavier than a yard chicken in the same amount of time. They eat 24 hours a day with no darkness to prevent them from feeding.
And we wonder why kids and adults are so overweight these days.
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Paul loves BBQ, you know?
Isn't he adorable?
The man or the chicken? I'll take the dude anyday!
by Kathryn L Hill 23 months ago
I think we pretty much decided it was the egg before the chicken. So, the seed came before the apple. But how did the egg and the seed form?????Wondering(Actually,I would say, in the realm of science there is no answer whatsoever.)
by seanorjohn 8 years ago
I know the traditional answer is " to get to the other side".but think how politicos would answer.under our government 70% of chickens have crossed the roads successfully.chickens crossing roads are our number one priority.
by Kathryn LJ 7 years ago
for example - unchained chicken,tie a yellow chicken round the old oak tree,chicken face etc.
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