“How are the chickens?” asked my hairdresser. “Oh my god! Don’t ask about the chickens!” I exclaimed. “Why? What’s wrong?” she enquired, after more than a year of us discussing chicken ceramics. And chickens in general, before.
My call out for chicken stories and bones was inspired by the kind offering of rooster feet on an Instagram post. “I have a couple of chickens feet you could use,” Steve wrote. “I’m keen! Naughty rooster?” I replied.
Once chicken was a rare treat, yet today, we gorge on it. Australians are the fourth largest consumers in the world, eating 623 million chickens a year, or 46 kilograms each. From supermarkets to fast food, the message is the same, ‘Eat chicken, it’s cheap!’ ‘Eat more’.
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