Things a Hen Like


Hens like quiet, sheltered nests. They are modest and like to lay eggs without being exposed to prying eyes. This is 雲月 (Ungestu – Moon Cloud). I have several of these very refined, gray-black hens.

I read about some farms which produce a million eggs a day, which means they have more than a million hens crammed in very noisy, crowded warehouses. Not one of those hens gets to lay an egg in a quiet nest. What they have are more than a million very frustrated, crazed hens. I would need 50,000 acres, a farm about nine miles by miles, or nearly twice the size of San Francisco, to house that many hens. Chickens need lots and lots of space.


Hens also like to peck at daffodils. Not a single hen on those farms with more than a million hens ever gets to peck at a daffodil. They live their entire lives without ever seeing a single flower bloom.


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1 Response to Things a Hen Like

  1. Dunja Marcum says:

    This always breaks my heart, imagining the stresses hens having to lay their eggs like that. Maybe someday we will all be able to pay what food is actually worth. A dozen eggs should not be $2, unless it is an act of love and you are ok with a complete loss, lol!

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