This morning it was pouring rain, so I used time to explore links from several of the blogs I follow. On the Urban Chicken blog I found a link to a video about a commercial egg farm. The owner takes viewers on a frank and open tour of his facilities, including the regular egg-production facilities where chickens are caged and the "cage free" facility. In the video he states that his chickens are healthier than most "barnyard chickens." (That may be true; I don't know since he didn't provide any evidence for that statement, and I have never had my "barnyard chickens" tested for anything. I do know that we have never gotten so much as an upset tummy from eating our chickens' eggs.) He seems like a very nice man who really likes chickens. That is clear!
Please watch at least the first half of the "Farmer Spotlight" video on this site:
If you're interested, here's the Humane Society's take on the matter:
Now look at the photos below of our chickens.
Now you tell me, assuming you're going to spend your life laying eggs (instead of being eaten), which kind of chicken do YOU want to be?