Did you know that 99% of the chickens we eat are all the same? I actually didn’t know that before my dad told me a few days ago. I thought that the ratio of eating/sleeping chickens to wild chickens was much different. 75% to 25% would be my guess.
After I tell you some information, you’ll be thinking that a chicken has the saddest life on earth. If you have never been to a chicken farm before, you will see that all these little animals do is eat, eat, eat, and sleep (the two things that are best for getting fat). Out of all the animals I know about, the chicken definitely has the worst and most boring lifespan. The average time a chicken lives is only 7-8 years. Chickens are a popular farm animal because not only are they convenient, but also have low needs. Just a simple box of corn everyday.
It’s almost as though chickens are getting tricked. While they do get 7-8 years of constant corn (one of a chicken’s favorite meals), they consume the grains only to get slaughtered. I have to admit, chicken can taste very good, but that’s not the only food a chicken can produce. What about EGGS!? Chicken owners should let the poor animals live a few more years because than they could focus on collecting eggs. Honestly, I like eggs better than chicken and think that they are more of an important cooking ingredient.
I want to give a shout out to my friend Andrew and his whole family because they have around 10 chickens and not one of them has suffered. They use the chickens for their eggs and even use them to clean up and fertilize trees and weeds.
So, what could you do to help chickens?