Some people ask me, “Do your chickens die of old age?” And I reply, “No, they die of egg laying complications in their youth or prime of their lives.” Some reproductive disease will eventually get them. You don’t breed birds to unnaturally lay 250 to 300 eggs a year without consequences to their health and lifespan. In Sweet Pea’s case, egg yolk peritonitis got her after a two-year battle and a lot of costly medical care that could no longer help her. (x)
Please share and educate others about the inherent cruelty of eating chicken eggs, including those laid by backyard chickens. The cruelty I am referring to here is in their breeding and cannot be avoided, regardless of how well they are cared for.