"As long as their brain stem is intact, the homeostatic functions of the  chicken will continue to operate. By removing the cerebral cortex of the  chicken, its sensory perceptions are removed. It can be produced in a  denser condition while remaining alive, and oblivious. … Food, water  and air are delivered via an arterial network and excreta is removed in  the same manner. Around 1000 chickens will be packed into each ‘leaf’,  which forms part of a moving, productive system." André Ford

"As long as their brain stem is intact, the homeostatic functions of the chicken will continue to operate. By removing the cerebral cortex of the chicken, its sensory perceptions are removed. It can be produced in a denser condition while remaining alive, and oblivious. … Food, water and air are delivered via an arterial network and excreta is removed in the same manner. Around 1000 chickens will be packed into each ‘leaf’, which forms part of a moving, productive system." André Ford

(Source: andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com)