Sunday, December 19, 2010

Softer Side of


She's a white leghorn, bred for egg production and the most common breed used in the egg industry. She is bred to produce 250-300 eggs/year, 5 times more than normal.

Her beak has been cut off, a painful procedure that leaves her with difficulties eating and preening.

That does not stop her from enjoying a close-up! Ethel stopped to sip some water from a puddle, then paused so I could get this shot of her. 

Ethel Shades her Side

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