Just another couple trying to make it: Flickr photo of the day

Michael Clemmer
CompassOctober 30, 2013

It wasn’t as if he could just walk away and scratch some dirt. Nope, he’s caged! And she was giving HIM a piece of HER mind!

Chickens have been getting a lot of bad press lately. Lax inspections and bad sanitary conditions at some big poultry producers have caused a nationwide outbreak of salmonella infection. Things have gotten so bad that Mark Bittman, food columnist for the New York Times, asked “Should You Eat Chicken?”

Mark Nassal photographed “Sam & Ella” at the Deerfield Fair, in Deerfield, N.H., where heirloom chickens have been admired for 137 years.

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