The chicken breasts, as you can see in the photograph, were enormous, grotesquely enormous. Clearly, the bird that bore those breasts had not lived a very happy life.
"This poor chicken. The things we put it through," Thomas said ruefully, and then launched into a story about his own possibly dead chickens — Melinda, Genevieve, and Adele — hens he and his boyfriend, also named Josh, had to give up. Putting out food for your chickens, Thomas said, is just like putting out food for rats, and "you don't want rats in your house." He and his boyfriend put up an ad on what he described as the Craigslist of Australia that said: "Free to a good home." One day, while Thomas was out, but his boyfriend was home, a man who seemed to want to eat Melinda, Genevieve, and Adele picked them up.
"Somebody's colon? That's not a good home. That's a bad home," Thomas said.