Finally, the chicken comparison event in Sebastopol hosted by Slow Food Russian River alongside with Hillside Supper Club of San Francisco. An event to teach people about raising chickens (backyard chickens as we like to say), and the difference between the farm raised bird and a conventionally raised bird. When I say conventional bird, I am saying that this bird is mass-produced, doesn’t see daylight, eats a very strict diet to make them grow faster, injected with hormones, steroids, and most of the time only given a space the size of A4 bond paper per bird. Doesn’t seem like a nice way to treat an animal to me. And in the end result the meat that the bird will feed you is totally different from the meat of a free and natural bird.
Now I can see why over 50% of todays population likes to follow a vegetarian diet. I guess I would too, if I was fed this disgusting bird! But, as for me, I fortunately caught up in my learning, and found out that I could find a chicken that was raised on pasture and could walk over twenty feet, on their own. Actually lucky to find one that could even stand on those two feet of theirs, unlike some of the birds used in today’s market.