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I say we use eagle feathers instead that way i can say i have an American made phone!
Only American Indians like myself will be able to use Eagle Feather phones.
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post #42 of 69
so when we go to KFC we can order a plastic chicken burger?
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post #43 of 69
Why are some of you so guilty about the raising of animals and the environment?

For the record, the key to healthy food and environment, is economic prosperity.
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What about Turkeys?


Jokes aside though, i can only imagine it'll lead to the poorer treatment of chickens - assuming it can get any worse.
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What about Turkeys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36wiDgBuxNc

Jokes aside though, i can only imagine it'll lead to the poorer treatment of chickens - assuming it can get any worse.

You know most chicken are happy in smaller areas? You know alot of free range chickens die from getting to cold?

You should take a look at the guidelines for the amount of chickens your allowed per square meter in a shed.

Oh and before you reply, please note I lived on a poultry farm from the age of 3 to 17. I have dealt with free range chickens, battery chickens and point to lay. Battery chickens are just sick, points to lay are great and free range are hard because they require so much work or they just give up on life and die.
    
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post #46 of 69
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They fall off naturally. Why would you want to pluck a live chicken? That would be excruciating for the chicken.
He probably wanted to know if you could just harvest their feathers. I wonder if you shaved them off instead of plucking them if they would grow back.

Where do current chicken feathers go besides in bedding and costumes? As I dont see where else the millions of feathers from dead chickens would go besides the trash?

Also this will never happen.
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That's actually one of my two Chickens. Her name is Grace.
    
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post #48 of 69
OR............. figure out how to break carbon oxides back down and turn them into hydrocarbons again. kill two birds with one stone
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post #49 of 69
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He probably wanted to know if you could just harvest their feathers. I wonder if you shaved them off instead of plucking them if they would grow back.

Where do current chicken feathers go besides in bedding and costumes? As I dont see where else the millions of feathers from dead chickens would go besides the trash?

Also this will never happen.
I don't believe feathers grow like this. Birds only grow new feathers periodically, after molting.

You can't shave a chicken.
    
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They make margarine from vegetable oil. Margarine was developed to feed to turkeys and fatten them up. It killed them all. You can leave margarine out in an open container and not one thing on this planet will eat it. Not a bear. Not an ant. Not a fly. Not a maggot. Nothing will eat it. It will never go rancid. It makes McDonalds french fries look absolutely natural and it will kill you dead if you eat it.
You've got issues.
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