The Suffering of Free-Range Meat Chickens


Allan and I have been looking at different breeds of chickens available on the market for both eggs and meat. We have strongly leaned towards the heritage breeds, but mainly because of how hardy they are. We do, after all, live in northern Alberta.

I came across this blog by Kelly from “This-mom Gig” with the same title as this post, and it stopped me. “The suffering of free-range meat chickens?” I thought…”This can’t be right!”

I have to say, the article pushed me hard off the proverbial fence, and we are definitely going with a heritage breed of chicken. I don’t care if the meat produced is less than a ‘meat’ bird, or if they lay less eggs than the strict egg layers. I am trying to get closer to God’s creation and further from man’s sickening (literally) science experiments.

The article below is a must read if you are also stuck on the fence like I was. It will definitely change the way you look at things.

The Suffering of Free-Range Meat Chickens.