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Chicken Factory Farming in Texas – Learn the Facts


Factory farming is a highly debated topic in the United States and around the world. The myths many animal rights groups would like the world to believe are exaggerated and far from what really happens. Texas Farm Bureau Publications Director Mike Barnett addresses the common misconceptions associated with chicken factory farming in Texas and around the country on the Texas Agriculture Talks blog.

Barnett points out that these groups making outrageous claims about chicken factory farming are often pushing a vegan-based agenda. These groups would like nothing more than to convince the world that the world would be a better place without meat. They want you to believe that chickens in factory farms are mistreated. The reality is, if chickens were really treated the way these groups want you to believe, they would not be healthy enough to go to market.

“Mistreated chickens don’t gain weight,” explains Barnett. “Chickens raised in unsanitary conditions aren’t healthy. Disease-ridden chickens die long before they’re ready for market. It’s as simple as that.”

Anti-factory farming groups forget to mention the most important aspect though; chickens are raised by farmers who have families. Family farmers make their living raising chickens; they depend on these chickens to pay their bills, buy their food and live up to their responsibilities. Their lives are invested in their flock, so it’s in their best interest to raise healthy chickens.

To learn more about chicken factory farming in Texas, read Mike Barnett’s blog post on the Texas Agriculture Talks blog at

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