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HENS IN BAD CONDITIONS!!!!

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by DarkRaven, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Aug 18, 2017
    Swede

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    I didn't watch it, I'm on satellite internet and my usage is metered. It was taking a long time to load, so I clicked it off. Can you tell me about it?
     
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    Sadly this is not uncommon. While this may be one of the worse I have seen, the fact is that hens kept for layers are not in good conditions. People want eggs and don't look beyond what is in that carton when they open it!!

    It is situations like this that make me go :duc when cottage industry laws say home raised should be viewed carefully due to health issues! WHAT? The major outbreaks of health issues are from the corporate farms.

    Some USA farms do better -- still not great. However, family farms are going by the wayside and I doubt we will ever see them come back with force due to numbers of people to feed.

    My hens free range all day & are cooped at night for predator control. My customers love the eggs I sell.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Bay -- small cages with many, many young pullets...hens almost bald and cages full of poop....eggs laying in poop...a mess!!!
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    These kind of stories are the reason why I used to be a vegetarian, and why I now raise my own meat/eggs. It's really terrible.
     
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    I've been supporting an international animal charity that is campaigning to end stuff like this for years now. They've had some success :) In the meantime, I'd suggest do your little bit to help bring about change and encourage people to keep their own chickens and sell surplus eggs, where they can. I've talked a few people into starting their own little egg businesses. They have been successful :)

    Every hen they keep is a hen spared from the battery system. Every customer they get is one less for the factory farms. Every egg they sell is one less needed from the factory farms. Drops in a dam, but it adds up and it does make a difference, however small.
     
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    Battery chickens are burned out by the first molt and are discarded and replaced. Caged eggs are not produced by happy chickens. Unfortunately there is a market for this sort of thing, just like mass produced pork-raised indoors on slatted floors over a pool of their own waste. Or feedlot beef, packed in small areas, standing in their own feces. Have you ever read about the mesh products used for dairy lots that keep the cows from sinking in the mud, thus dragging their udders in the slop? Industrial food can be some filthy stuff. But industrial food is necessary to feed the masses. The masses are not going to get dirt under their manicured fingernails in order to raise a garden. The masses are not going to look their meat in the eye, end it's life and cut up the meat to feed their family. The masses are ignorant of where their food comes from, but will be front and center on taking what you have if a SHTF situation ever arises.
     
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    The video and site was:

    Hens and pullets cramped into poopy cages and maggots and carcasses everywhere :hit
     
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    Swede

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    You really are a great person :)
    We need more people like you here!

    Hope everyone understands that #CHICKENSSHOULDBEFREE!!

    I want this to get featured so Everyone can see it and get their own chickens!
    Those people who abuse chickens have a special place in hell
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