Thursday, May 7, 2009

Genuine Love

They were only a day old when they arrived here in the farm. We housed them in a shed that costs more than a hundred thousand dollars, with straw beddings that cost a hundred and twenty dollars per bale. These chicks were brooded in a computerized, environmentally-controlled room—where the temperature, air flow and humidity were closely monitored and modified (if needed) to suit their living requirement. There’s a lighting program to provide enough brightness even at midnight so they can eat and drink whenever they want. Their feed was a mixture of special grains and was very nutritious—formulated by the best animal nutritionists of the country. We ensured that their drinking water is always available, potable and uncontaminated.


They had the luxury of modern facility, the gift of skilful handlers and the comfort of special husbandry but still some of them had stunted growth, others were weak and a few died. Sometimes I would think that our management practices might not be enough, and the computerized controls and mechanized equipment have not been always perfect.


Despite their luxurious lifestyle, I don't and will never envy them. They had been artificially hatched from the machines and were immediately brought here in the farm. They haven’t even seen their dam; they had been deprived of and never felt the genuine brood of a real hen!


For us who experienced and have been enjoying the genuine love and care of our mother, we are very lucky. But of course Mother's Day is not just all about how we feel the warmth of our mother's love for us, it is also about how we let her feel the warmth of our own love, care and thoughts for her.


Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, and out there!




[This entry was originally posted last May 10, 2008.]



The required brooding temperature for day old chicks in this farm is 32'C. But the warmth of our mother's genuine love can never be measured!



26 comments:

JOSHMARIE said...

happy mothers day to your mom kuya

zeb said...

its my first time here, nice post happy mothers day kay mother mo.

poging (ilo)CANO said...

yahooo...

happy mothers day sa mommy mo do aga!

Kosa said...

Happy Mothers Day sa lahat ng Nanay sa Mundo...

astig ang Tshirt parekoy...
parang kilala ko yan..lols

darkhorse said...

sarap may Nanay! tsk..miss ko Nanay ko...tc

Mr. Thoughtskoto said...

Thank you for the wonderful post about the chicken, and I thoroughly agree, the chicks are lucky to have you there around.

The way you conduct your lives speaks kindly how great is your mother and how kind she is. Happy mother's day to her.

Sardonyx said...

That's really true, genuine love of a mother is irreplaceable and that we should treasure and love our mother.... forever. Happy Mother's Day sa nanay mo! At sa lahat ng mga nanay! :-)

Lord CM said...

Happy mothers day sa iyong ina parekoy...

MarcoPaolo said...

oi nagbalik ka na...


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY SA INAY MO... SA INAY KO AT SA LAHAT NG NANAY!

homebodyhubby said...

Sa isip-isip ko: “Napaaga yata ng tatlong araw ang Mother’s day post ni RJ?” Then I read, last year pa pala... at least ngayon nabasa ko na (hindi pa kasi tayo magka-blog nuon).
I love this entry. Happy Mother’s Day sa ating mga Nanay!!! :D

The Pope said...

Nice comparison comparison of chicks life to our human lives, there is no substitute to a real mothers' love.

Isang paggunita sa kadakilaan ng bawa't Ina sa buong mundo. Happy Mother's Day to your Mom, and a blessed morning to you Doc RJ.

yAnaH said...

hapi mothers day sa mom mo doc!

question:
ginugupit nyo ba yung pagitan nung mga paa nung mga baby chickens? :D

isladenebz said...

Kakalungkot ang maging sisiw sa isang malaking farm no? Kung magiging manok ako after this life, I would want to be a free-range chicken.

Pero the best siguro kung after this life, I would become a mother myself.

Happy mother's day kay Mrs Pagoto at sa lahat ng nanay sa buong mundo.

lucas said...

happy mother's day, RJ :)

Reena said...

32'? ang init na nun ha. hehehe...

i like the last line. our mother's love can never be measured. :)

this post reminds me of my childhood book entitled..."are you my mother?" incidentally, it was also a bird who was asking that question.

happy mother's day to your mom. :)

REDLAN said...

Napakaswerte ng nanany mo sau. happy mother's day saung ina!

kcat said...

nice nakonekta ang mga chicks na hindi pa nakikita ang inahin nila sa mga mothers.

abe mulong caracas said...

wow! well said!

parang mga inakay lang iyan na kapag umuulan, pilit tinatabingan at kinukupkop ng inahin sa loob ng kaniyang mga pakpak. Hindi na baleng siya ang maulan at sumalo sa malakas na hangin kung may bagyo!.

walang ganun yung mga sisiw sa litrato di ba?

KRIS JASPER said...

Im like those chicks... artificially grown. Parents were abroad when I grew up, so maybe that's the reason why im borderline schizo. LOL!

Happy Mums Day to your MUM!

jeszieBoy said...

i love that shot! the chicks are freakin' cuute! haha. :]]

'appee mother's day to yer mom! :]
naiiyak na nman ako. ang sama kong anak, :]]

Fjordan Allego said...

happy mother's day sa mommy mo kuya!

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iceah said...

Thanx and to your mom too c: I miss coming here c: love your new header c:

my-so-called-Quest said...

happy moms day din kay mama mo kuya! ingats po. pasensya ngayon lang po ulit nakadaan.

Nanaybelen said...

Happy mother's Day sa iyong mother Dok

rdaconcepts said...

happy moms day din sa mama mo doc rj. ingat parati

-rejie

bertN said...

Happy Mother's Day sa Inay mo!