Last week I was on a shoot in a South African township, and there was a chicken coop . It sounded pretty awesome, so I recorded the ambience of it. The recording has unfortunately got traffic sounds, and I had to edit quite a bit around people talking. There is also the sound of the farmer whistling, but I left that in as it was for most of the recording and I kind of like it. I find it amazing how much more horrible this feels when hearing it versus looking at a picture.
The photo below is blurry, but if you look carefully, you’ll see that there is a pile of dead chickens. While recording, I didn’t notice and stepped on them. A mix of crunch, mush, fluff and all round yuk! The smell was vile! Needless to say that it is awful and sad to keep animals locked up like this.