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If You Were a Chicken

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If you were a chicken, what kind of a life would you want?

I bet you’d want to scratch around in the dirt for bugs and worms.

I bet you’d want a little space now and then.

Maybe if you lived your whole life on a factory farm

So crowded you can hardly move

and you can’t hear your own voice

above a thousand other voices

Maybe you wouldn’t know any better.

But I bet there would be powerful unmet urges,

And the knowing that something is very wrong.

How can we as humans not care?

How could I eat that curried chicken salad yesterday,

When I had said I was done eating chicken?

I am not perfect.

But today, I will do better.

 

This post was inspired by this article about Perdue Farms trying to do better.

Here are some baby chicks at God’s Whisper Farm where I attended a writer’s retreat:

And here’s a God’s Whisper Farm rooster. He might not look happy to us, but he takes his job of protecting his family seriously.

rooster

Photo by Ayla Likens

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again, available at amazon.com.

7 thoughts on “If You Were a Chicken

  1. If I was a chicken, I’d cross the road to get to the other side. It’s not that complicated, but people still keep seem to be asking why 🙂 Harlon

  2. If I were a chicken I’d want to be brave, not chicken.

  3. Yeah, I can’t eat chicken anymore unless I know it was a happy backyard chicken. I can’t stand the factories and what they to to them. The way they have to live. But, some restaurants have really good chicken salad. I’m not perfect either.

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