I can go on and on about some eggs: how the WHOLE egg is nutritious, how eggshell color is irrelevant, how the flavor of the eggs depend largely on what the chicken eats (imagine a red pepper tasting egg), but probably the most important is the difference between the labeling we find in stores. This very brief discussion has the chicken coming before the egg though. Turns out they’re pretty well developed.
Dynamic and primal birds, these animals absolutely love to forage for their own food. That includes seeds, grass, insects, and worms too. Unless something stronger than a stomach ache invades their bodies, chickens innately know how to medicate themselves on various plants. Their young even get some amazing treatment from the way the mothers do everything they can to provide the perfect environment based on the wind, humidity, rain, and other factors. Nature is taking care of itself without our “help”!
Big business finds these birds to be pretty profitable considering they are the most consumed animal in the world…
They will do anything they can to get the most return on their money including stripping a chicken from everything it knows and stuffing them in factory cages on top of one another. Chickens aren’t stupid. They don’t want to be pooped on, they want to avoid disease, they know they need exercise and room to flap those wings.
Let’s let the chicken be a chicken. Our taste buds, bodies, and health will thank us for choosing the ones that roam free in the pasture.