Laying Hens
June 25, 2015, 7:40 am
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The Lil Red Hen takes a break!

The Lil Red Hen takes a break!

June 25, 2015

“Who wants to spend their life in a small cage, laying eggs?” … “not I”, said the Lil Red Hen

“Who wants to live in a crowded barn with 49,999 other hens?” …”Not I”, said the Lil Red Hen

“Who thinks overcrowding, antibiotics, and fecal matter so thick a hen can’t breathe is the way to raise chickens? … Certainly not I”, said the Lil Red Hen

It’s not funny! It is true. I can’t help but wonder about all the hype caused by the “avian flu”.  “They” say it came from China. Hmmm, now we are supposed to be glad that our egg prices won’t go up because we are going to import eggs…from China!

“They” say us backyard flocks are the problem. I say bullshit! I think this is one more way to scare city people into “buying what they are selling”. I think it’s one more way for our far reaching government to control us. I fear their efforts to “help me out”.

Thomas Jefferson said, “A government big enough to give us all we want, is big enough to take all we have.” I think these words have never been truer. “I love my country, but fear my government”….. what a sad thing to say…, said the Lil Red Blogger.

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Great post Ralph! Glad you took a stand on this Avian flu issue. I forwarded this to some family & friends. Take Care!

Comment by Jacklyn

From Jacklyn’s Aunt Irene in Louisiana… Exact sentiments:Nice post, Ralph. Chickens deserve a break. I love the commercial on TV about the free ranch chicken while he makes his way through the U.S. and sends home the pictures.

Comment by irene Oakman

Thanks Irene, Confined Feedlot Operations are not the way to raise wholesome food. I am not a person against eating meat, but I am a strong supporter for Animal Husbandry. I believe an animal deserves to have a clean, stress free life. The experts say that small farmers are not a viable operation to feed the world. I say they are wrong. Sure there would be a huge learning curve, but as folks got hungry, they would learn to do it or appreciate and support those who do it for them. We are three meals away from revolt in this country. Cheap food keeps the masses in check. I am so very glad for this farming life that I live and for people like you who support my views and way of life. Thank you!

Comment by ricelandmeadows

I fear that now I am on some “watch list” because I spoke out against the food giants…but so be it! There is much wrong with our government supported food supply… and I’m not buying what they are selling!

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