Well no, our chickens aren't destined for the soup pot - they're layers. We get to enjoy fresh brown eggs regularly and we sell the surplus to a few good customers. Occasionally we still end up with more than we can eat so we donate the rest. Our chickens have it pretty good - a warm (insulated) coop, food and water, and fresh air (when it's not too cold out). In exchange for all that they give us great tasting eggs. Its a symbiotic relationship - and I don't mention chicken soup, at least not near their coop!
(70-200mm f2.8 1/80 sec. ISO200)