chicken & egg

  • we have 25 chickens at home, they produce roughly 15 to 16 eggs per day total (before you ask, some of them are rescues from a battery farm and some are old) 
  • gaston claims he ate four dozen eggs a day as a lad and now he eats five dozen
  • that’s 48 eggs as a lad and 60 as an adult per day 
  • that’s 3.2 times and 4 times my chickens’ average output of eggs 
  • for my family to provide gaston with 48 or 60 eggs per day we’d need about 80 to 100 chickens or enough money to buy four to five dozen eggs.

anonymous asked:

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Hamilton gets a little animalistic when you offer him a meat product like egg or chicken. He’ll be like, “GIMME ITS MINE I WANT” but if you offer him veg or a fruit he’s like, “oh hey pal thanks much”

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“Also reading, reading non-fiction… reading fiction kind of amps up my anxiety sometimes.” (SFCon 2016)

Buying organic eggs doesn’t change this. Male chicks are useless to the industry because they don’t lay eggs. They are unprofitable (just like male calves in the dairy industry) and therefor killed within the first week of hatching. 

The legal methods of killing baby chicks worldwide are: electrocution, shredding in an industrial grinder, cervical dislocation (breaking their neck), death by gas and suffocation in bags.

And not only that; but supporting this industry also means supporting the poultry/meat industry because all laying hens get sent to slaughter once their productiveness drops and they are no longer profitable.

“Free-range”, “organic” or regular, the egg industry is one of the most cruel forms of animal exploitation. Please don’t support it.

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