I eat chicken, mainly breasts, about twice a week on average, occasionally three if it is convenient to pick up a BBQ'd one for lunch, but the lethargy of these birds makes me wonder whether the meat is really as good as it could be. At the beginning of the film in the shed it looked as if one was already dead and another not far off since they made no effort to move away from the catcher. Presumably these would be picked up by the catcher and processed. The very few seconds of the cross conveyor action is not a particuarly humane sight either.
Are these people really to be classified as farmers the same as the rest of us, and are they really interested in the welfare of their stock, or are they just looking for the cheapest way possible to make money from a small area of land?
Just so nobody gets the wrong idea. I prefer my chicken to be from fast growing broiler birds. I have bought, and also reared myself, the so-called free range broilers. I do not like them. The old-fashioned 7 or 8 months old cockerel from Light Sussex, Rhode and similar heavy breeds I like, but not a 3 months old broiler.