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Posts tagged poultry

November 10, 2015



Meat Alternatives Want A Part Of Your The Dinner Plate

The people pushing insect cuisine make compelling arguments. They say insects are high in protein and calcium, and they’re easier on the environment.

June 16, 2015


road closed on the farm

New Study Says Bird Flu Spread By Wind, Humans, Fowl

Researchers found that the virus was spread up to a half-mile during two windy days that “appeared to be related to clusters of outbreaks 5 to 7 days later."

June 3, 2015


Broiler chickens on an organic farm

Foster Farms Joins Wave Against Antibiotics

California-based Foster Farms has announced it will cut back on antibiotics used to treat humans in its poultry.

June 2, 2015



Indiana Trains Prisoners To Combat Avian Flu

The avian flu has killed about 10 percent of the nation's laying flock population.

May 22, 2015


Oil drums

Farm Loses 57,700 Turkeys To Tainted Oil Sold As Food Grade

The industrial waste oil passed off as food-grade oil contained lascadoil—a combination of oleic acid, soy oil, and lasalocid sodium, used in animal drugs.

April 29, 2015



Tyson Announces Antibiotic Elimination By 2017 In Chickens

Tyson is the largest U.S. chicken supplier to announce it would cease use of antibiotics used in humans in its chicken.

April 9, 2015



New Bird Flu Strain Infects Minnesota Turkeys

Minnesota, the country's largest turkey producer, has seen nine farms diagnosed with bird flu infections.

March 13, 2015


turkey flock

Bird Flu Found In Midwest

The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.

March 6, 2015


cloudy sky with mcdonalds sign

McDonalds To Ditch Human Antibiotics In Chicken

The country's largest consumer of chicken says it plans to phase out “antibiotics that are important to human medicine” used in its poultry products.

August 14, 2014


USDA inspectors examine a chicken

Critics Blast Revamped Poultry-Inspection Regs

The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.

July 22, 2014


hen in her coop with egg

Why Isn’t My Hen Laying Eggs?

There are many things that can cause a hen to stop laying eggs, from the weather to an illness. Here are the most common problems to help you troubleshoot.

February 14, 2014

Spring Chickens 

A hen and a chicken enter coop from their run

Are You Ready For Chickens?

Here’s a quiz to help you figure out if you are ready to start your own backyard chicken flock.

October 16, 2013

First Fruits 

Close-up of a small chicken egg being held between two fingers

The First Egg Is Here… I Think!

Are your first eggs looking a little small? Be ye not dismayed.

September 9, 2013


A government poultry inspector examines chickens on a production line.

Watchdog Cries Foul Over Poultry Inspection

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Department of Agriculture used bad data to justify new poultry inspection rules.

July 31, 2013

That Is The Question 

chicken on her nest

To Brood, Or Not To Brood

Do you have a chicken who is a homebody to a fault? Don't worry, it's natural. What to know about your brooding birds.

July 12, 2013

Now You Tell Me! 

Hen with chicks in a parking lot

11 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Chickens

What should potential chicken farmers know before venturing to raise them?

June 21, 2013

Conflict Resolution 

Hens separated by a fence

Six Tips To Successfully Add New Birds To The Flock

The getting-to-know-you process can be tricky for chickens. Here are tips for integrating new birds into your existing flock.

May 2, 2013

Turkey Talk 

Close up of a turkey with white feathers and a red face

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Turkey Samples

Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.

April 15, 2013

Outbreak Expands 

KFC China

Chinese Bird Flu Outbreak Impacts KFC

The H7N9 bird flu has Chinese consumers concerned about one of their favorite fast foods.

April 8, 2013

Deadly Flu 

Close-up of left-facing pigeon head

New Strain Of Bird Flu Detected In China

Bird flu has been detected in live pigeons for sale in China. So far, six people have died and 16 fallen ill.

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