We tried heritage chickens for three years and we couldn’t sell’em. I mean, we could sell a couple. But at the end of the day, altruism doesn’t pay our taxes. And I’m willing to say: “You know what? I don’t have all the answers and I pick my battles and compromises.” If you want to get brutally honest, in my opinion we shouldn’t even have egg sales in America! Every restaurant and every home should have two or three chickens. I mean, you got a parakeet, why not have two chickens? You get eggs instead of a parrot keeping you awake at night. In a perfect world, that’s how it would be.
~ Joel Salatin (January 31, 2010)