Chicken Factory Farms
Conditions and practices of chicken factory farms.
Chickens are crammed into filthy sheds by the tens of thousands, unable to breathe fresh air or see the light of day.
Deprivation & Stress
The stressful environment leads to severe health problems and aggressive behaviors among the birds.
Growth & Weight
Chickens are bred to grow so quickly that their bodies cannot keep up, leading to painful deformities.
Most chickens are slaughtered when they're just 6 weeks old, despite having a natural lifespan of 10-15 years.
The Slaughter Process
Chickens are hung upside down and slaughtered on a conveyor belt system.
Even "free-range" chickens often live in overcrowded conditions with limited access to the outdoors.
Chickens are starved to restart their laying cycle, a cruel practice known as forced molting.
Factory farms are breeding grounds for salmonella, avian flu, and other diseases.
Chicken factory farms contribute to water pollution, soil degradation, and deforestation.
Workers in chicken factories often face dangerous conditions and are exposed to harmful diseases.
Chickens are routinely given antibiotics, leading to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Natural Life of Chickens
In contrast, chickens in the wild live in small flocks, roost in trees, and have a varied diet.