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We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Buy local, buy free range

I was just doing some research and looking at the re - homing of ex - battery chickens, and wanted to take the moment to bring it to your attention.

This birdie, she is real. She spent all her life laying eggs for peoples breakfast.

There has got to be a way for people to have a healthy breakfast, and for hens to have their beautiful plumage, a little pride in their appearance, and to feel well in themselves.

Granted some are rescued and given good homes.

Scratching around

Most just live a short life, an uncomfortable little existence.

Surely, this is not necessary.

I know the prices of food keep going up, and I complain as much as the next person, but, but, chickens needing the hair do of a sheep to keep them warm, after never having seen the sun, that is not how it is meant to be.

Think about your purchases, we need to value doing things right, before it simply is too far gone to turn back time. Hard as it is, too often the most frequent vote we make is by how we spend our money.

I'm not trying to say everyone should keep their own chickens.

I'm just saying if I had my way, all laying hens would be comfortable in their own bodies and feel appreciated for their contribution to my children's breakfast. If it is not too much to ask, maybe even be allowed to go hunt for bugs, because it seems they really like doing that.

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