Eggs are nature’s vitamin pills and one reason the French live healthier longer than Americans and other Europeans. Even with my endurance I would not attempt anything like Tour De France.
An older Frenchman just started swimming across the Pacific (already did the Atlantic). I would be healthier if I had hens since high school.
Turkey was almost the USA bird, not Bald Eagle.
A year after the Treaty of Paris ended the conflict with Great Britain, Franklin argued that the turkey would have been a more appropriate symbol. “A much more respectable bird and a true native of America,” he pointed out. Franklin conceded that the turkey was “a little vain and silly,” but maintained that it was nevertheless a “bird of courage” that “would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on.” Congress was not convinced, however.
> On Feb 1, 2016, at 8:02 PM, Bob wrote:
> Amen – chickens don’t get a fraction of the respect they deserve! I got to Europe (Army) right after the 1968 Olympics where Mr. JC Killy had won most of the gold medals. His brand endorsement was Rossignol (skis etc.) which used a sorta Rooster (?) as their logo. A lot of US GI’s thought that was so…. French (wussy) but we wanted the same brand name skis. Why couldn’t they have an eagle or hawk or such, like Americans and Germans, we asked? Well, on discussing this with more than one French person I can tell you they enlightened all of us on the proper role and importance of chickens in our civilization. Reminded me of American Indians and the buffalo, a symbiotic relationship. >
> In flying up and down this state I see countless small livestock operations and it hurts to know the hellish lives these creatures endure. They deserve far better. >
> Subject: Family-owned hatchery still going strong in Missouri >
> Stop zika virus by hens!
> They eat bugs that spread all sorts of diseases.
> Convert bugs and plants to healthy food!
> Change the second amendment to allow the right to keep and bear hens. > Some cities don’t allow hens.