Respect the chickens you keep

Respect a word thats missing

from the poultry farms today

they forget the hens are feminine

and the males are cocks display

chickens are more than feathered bundles

they have a heart and soul

they like to walk about,  to flap their wings

and to control

what  they find to eat and drink

they think, they care,  they feel

but the poultry farms think of their margin

Life sadly for real

is inside a concentration camp

the tiniest cage that they

can cram these birds

no understanding

floors of wire

that pay

a high price on their comfort

their feet are important too

and the shit thats fed to the chickens

makes them grow fast, and who

in their right mind wants to aggravate

a cash cow,   pray tell me

but their lives are racked in torture

and they shit just where they be


nonfacilities for cleaning,mthese are feminine

and they

need to clean unlike the bloody poultrymen

in a way

feeling thinking caring souls do

because of that they do

and farmers abusing chickens

need a bloody screw

painfully up their arse oles

let them feel the pain

that  chickens feel upon the wire

then do it again


the supermarkets are not much better

its margins once again

bigger cheaper

who cares how

they feel,  they are things thats all

for now

stinking because they have to lay

in their shit tragically

and some supermarkets say

or dont seem all that worried

forgetting chickens feel

they think they recognize our faces

really thats for real

when i was a lot younger

12 Rhode Island Reds

i loved and I looked after

and they all had cleanest  beds

clean straw and good food

and wild plants i collected every week

we all get bouts of sickness

and chickens  can reap the goodness

from wild herbs

its their tonic afterall

and talking to them calmly and cuddling them is

a call

they really do appreciate

but torturing them every day

leaving food to mold and empty water pots

that stay


for really too long

in a vile wire cage

these are women suffering

and   sufferings off the page


Morrisons had better

think and show they care

go and see the chickens

for gods sake be aware

improve the lot of the feathered friends

who appreciate the care

make their short lives

just by showing up  just being there


now you have felt lockdown

an open prison you

in your own all mod cons

yes my friends its true

imagine being maltreated tossed into some cage

stinking from just months of shit

that has been lodged there for an age


i expect the likes of the supermarkets

now to raise their game

prove that they are humane

as they fight hard for their fame

respect the  feathered angels

ensure they are treated well

and see that they are fed and watered

And never have to smell.


About Rex Tyler

I love animals. I enjoy writing poetry and delivering speeches.I like to mentor people who need help in preparing speeches and evaluations.I enjoy travel although it is much harder for me these days.I so enjoyed the Andes Mountains and Volcanoes and the Quichua people who live and thrive there.I have lots of friends around the world.
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