The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a quiz to help you figure out if you are ready to start your own backyard chicken flock.
Are your first eggs looking a little small? Be ye not dismayed.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office said the U.S. Department of Agriculture used bad data to justify new poultry inspection rules.
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.
What should potential chicken farmers know before venturing to raise them?
The getting-to-know-you process can be tricky for chickens. Here are tips for integrating new birds into your existing flock.
Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.
The H7N9 bird flu has Chinese consumers concerned about one of their favorite fast foods.
Bird flu has been detected in live pigeons for sale in China. So far, six people have died and 16 fallen ill.
Considering raising chickens? Here are some tips for negotiating the poultry laws in your area.
The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to avert the furlough of USDA meat inspectors and the sporadic closure of meat processing plants. Now it's up to the House.
We chat with three vendors selling fresh, local food at the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market, then we cook with yams. Mike Bell boils maple sap down to syrup.
While it's normal for chickens to take a break from laying this time of year, there are other factors that may be reducing the number of eggs you're getting.
Keep your birds warm and healthy through the cold months.
Yes, chickens get sick and hurt just like the rest of us. Here's what you can do.
Are your birds looking a little disheveled? Not to worry -- It's molting season.