There is nothing natural about a wide-open expanse of land for chickens – they evolved in the tropical rainforest and, despite all the problems our
species has bred into them physically, their “wild” nature is intact. Let a fox or a hawk appear and they put up a huge commotion and rush
under the trees and bushes. Looking at these photographs, there is no way a hen (especially these rather heavy-bodied brown hens) could escape an overhead
predator fast enough in all that open space.
I find this article very insensitive to the chickens and what they’re experiencing as a result of the situation they have been forced into by their
keepers. Where are the trees and bushes? These are essential elements for chickens and the environment they need to thrive.
United Poultry Concerns