I was brought up in Farming. When I was a teenager the poultry trade was free range hens or at the most confining wire surrounded runs for the hens. The lucky poultry roamed the fields. Then came deep litter and then the intensive farming of poultry. If you go to a super market the ready made meals are primarily chicken in any food style you like. Indicating the size of the industry. The birds are bred and reared to mature at a remarkable rate.
Any one who has seen or looked in the sheds where there is intensive farming of hens or who has seen the chicken processing factories might feel less keen on these delicacies.
A book devoted to this topic is
Planet Chickens; The shameful story of the bird on your plate. By Hattie Ellis published by Sceptre Publications
- Martin Eastwood