10 Things To Know Before You Eat Your Next Chicken

We have all seen or heard already about all the bad things that are used to grow beef and the downside to eating it.  My family stopped eating red meat several years ago, with the exception of a What-a-Burger every now and then.  However, we are avid chicken eaters. This re-post of an article from Fusion.net will open your eyes to the new world of Factory Farms that feed Americans 9 billion chickens a year.

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NO CHICKEN YOU EAT WAS EVER RAISED IN A CAGE.

What?! But you’ve seen “cage-free” plenty of times! Google it. The only chickens raised in cages in the U.S. are the ones that lay eggs. When you see the words “cage-free” on a label it doesn’t actually mean anything. Companies put it there, but really, none of the chickens were ever in a cage.

BUT MOST OF THEM ARE RAISED IN BARNS WITH 30,000 OF THEIR FEATHERED FRIENDS.

Craig’s barn is a sea of 30,000 birds filled with litter, feces and dusty feathers. When the chicks are fully grown, they have a space equivalent to a sheet of paper to walk around. The burning smell of ammonia is very common.

Chickens in factory farmRead this article and be prepared to think twice when buying your next chicken at the store.

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