How much space is a chicken given to live in a chicken farm?

After careful search of websites and information, I finally found that shocking information that I have been looking for.

Many meat chickens live in a space smaller than an A4 piece of paper. By the time they’re ready for slaughter, there’s barely space for them to move.

Chickens are living in spaces that are the size of approximately one sheet of A4 paper. To be exact, a space of 21.0 x 29.7cm. Chickens barely have enough space to move around to be exact and this is the reason why chicken’s are so unhealthy, not only to themselves but us consumers as well. A raised health check can help give chicken’s more room and allow more space to ensure healthier chickens. You can read more by clicking the link above!


The truth about our farmed chickens

Michael Specter, a staff writer for The New Yorker, also visited a chicken farm and wrote, “I was almost knocked to the ground by the overpowering smell of feces and ammonia. My eyes burned and so did my lungs, and I could neither see nor breathe. … There must have been thirty thousand chickens sitting silently on the floor in front of me. They didn’t move, didn’t cluck. They were almost like statues of chickens, living in nearly total darkness, and they would spend every minute of their six-week lives that way.”
Because the birds are forced to breathe ammonia and particulate matter from feces and feathers all day long, many suffer from serious health problems, including chronic respiratory illnesses and bacterial infections.

We all need to do something to stop this issue. These chickens may be used for food but their health is extremly important to keep the consuemrs and farmers healthy! Click the link below to sign our petition! Please share with your friends and help us!

What are we really eating?

A 2006 study found that 55% of uncooked chicken purchased from supermarkets contained arsenic, which is known to cause cancer in humans. Arsenic is added to the feed of approximately 70% of the broilers raised each year because it is believed to promote growth.
Chickens in the meat industry being raised for consumption in small cages

I did some research on this topic and found some interesting sources of information on what we were really eating from chickens. Arsenic is a metalloid that is used to raise chickens. Large mass productions of chickens, farms to be exact use arsenic poisoning to speed up the growth of their chickens. Arsenic can cause arsenic poisoning in humans which can lead to long term complications.

Some of these long term complications are:

  • cancer
  • liver disease
  • digestive difficulties


New information on chicken farming-The harms to chickens

I found out some new information this week about chicken farms and the downsides to it. Here are some things I found out about!

  1. Chickens who live close to each other with a continuous light source, an example being a chicken farm, peck other chickens and are drawn to blood, ultimately pecking other chickens or themselves to death after being in the light too long. Staying in the light for too long increases the stress of the chickens and could cause death.
  2. If there are low health checks in a chicken farm, there can be a case of chicken mites. These mites drink the blood of chickens and can cause deaths and diseases to a whole group.
  3. Once a chicken is sick, it causes the disease to spread to the whole flock. This basically contaminates all the chickens in a close proximity to the sick one, quite a few considering the amounts of chickens raised in a chicken farm

Article Found!

Over the weekend, I was performing research on our issue and found disturbing details about chicken farming! Click the link above to read these facts. I found out that the chickens are artificially hatched and produced and usually face many medical problems due to fast-paced breeding and forced growth!

“Every year globally, at least 12.5 billion chickens experience painful leg problems, including lameness, due to their breeding for rapid growth.” 

Free Harm Staff Writers

Not only this, the feces exposed to the chickens cause many diseases in them as well, which can spread to us consumers eating them.

“Ammonia burn” and respiratory diseases and fatalities are also common from exposure to high concentrations of ammonia emanating from large accumulations of feces. 

Free Harm Staff Writers