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List three events concerning chicken raising that the narrator witnessed as a child that had a negative effect on him.

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The story is told by a narrator who reflects on his childhood. His parents had ambitions of beginning their own profitable business during these early years. They decided to venture into raising chickens, which the narrator found to be a rather depressing business.

First, many chickens die without even reaching maturity. The narrator notes that while they begin their lives as cute "little fluffy things" which are often depicted on Easter cards, that adorable, bright-eyed chick gives way to a naked and often illness-ridden...

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