After reading Cecil Adams’ discussion of cage free chickens I realized that you don’t see chickens in the wild (at least I don’t). Then I realized that you don’t see many wild dogs or cats either (at least not the typical dog and cat). Other pets have their wild counterparts, like horses, fish and birds, but dogs and cats just aren’t that common.
That made me wonder why chickens aren’t popular as pets. Maybe they are and I’m just not aware of it, but I’ve heard of people with ducks (unless they’re forced to give them up), pigs and other farm animals as pets, why not chickens?
But my real point is that chickens don’t lead a very pleasant life. As Cecil so aptly stated, we eat their progeny then kill them and eat them too. Not an enviable lifestyle in my mind.
Then of course there’s the question of why there aren’t turkey eggs in the supermarket? Cecil answers that one quite satisfactorily.
As you may have deduced, I recently discovered The Straight Dope and have been reading the questions and answers ever since.
A lone question remains: What question hasn’t he answered?