They [chickens] know nothing from the moment of their birth, but the dung of the animals above them, coating their feathers and beaks and eyes… [They] can barely stand. They have completely lost the use of their legs, they can’t flap. They have been bred for their plumpness, their breasts. But they’ve also been so heavily saturated with antibiotics and growth hormones – that they no longer resemble the animals that they looked like forty or fifty years ago.

Paul Solotaroff, in a radio interview on the topic of factory farms The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC