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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.

April 7, 2013

Legalize It 

Hen with chicks in a parking lot

Of Lairs And Laws

Considering raising chickens? Here are some tips for negotiating the poultry laws in your area.

March 21, 2013

sequester relief 

Strips of bacon cooling on a wire rack.

Senate Passes Bill To Avert Meat Inspector Furloughs

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.

February 23, 2013

Sweetness! 

Bloomington Winter Farmers Market

Winter Farmers Market, Boiling Maple Syrup, Yam Salad

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.

January 17, 2013

A Watched Pot... 

two softly-illuminated eggs against a black background

Waiting For The Eggs

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.

November 14, 2012

The Weather Outside Is Frightful 

chickens in the snow

Five Things To Do In Your Coop Before Winter

Keep your birds warm and healthy through the cold months.

October 21, 2012

Dr. Dolittle 

close up stethoscope

What To Do With A Sick Or Injured Chicken

Yes, chickens get sick and hurt just like the rest of us. Here's what you can do.

September 11, 2012

I'm Molting! I'm Molting! 

molting chicken

Where Have All The Feathers Gone?

Are your birds looking a little disheveled? Not to worry -- It's molting season.

August 14, 2012

Life Ain't Easy 

multi-colored feather footed rooster

A Rooster Named Sue

When your hens turn out to be roosters, it can be hard to know what to do. Here are some tips.

July 2, 2012

Ice Cold! 

Close up chicken flock thirsty water

Keeping Your Chickens Cool

You think it's hot out? Just imagine if you were covered with feathers! Here are a few tips to help your birds beat the heat.

May 23, 2012

High-Class Grilling 

grilled duck

Get Out And Grill: Duck BBQ With Grilled Peaches

Check out our mouth-watering recipe for BBQ duck with grilled peaches to help you do something a little different for the summer holidays.

May 9, 2012

Good Riddance?  

A plate of food, including a slice of foie gras.  The foie gras has a red circle around it with a line through it.

California Foie Gras Ban To Take Effect July 1

Two months before a fois gras ban goes into effect in California, supporters and opponents are locked in a final battle over the law.

April 24, 2012

The Chickens Are Coming! 

chick calendar

Heat, Water and Food: A Recipe For Healthy Chicks

At last, your baby birds have hatched. Now what are you going to do?

March 28, 2012

Bird Of A Different Feather 

white duck head (alive)

Beyond Bok Bok: Crispy Orange-Glazed Duck

If you're getting tired of eating chicken, why not try duck?

February 23, 2012

Lies, Lies -- All Lies! 

rooster crowing face close-p

Four Chicken Myths Busted

Gallus domesticus is a bird with a bad reputation — a reputation it doesn't deserve.

January 24, 2012

Hold The Meat, Please 

Close up of a meat supermarket meat counter, featuring many different cuts of red meat.

American Meat Consumption On A Steady Downward Slide

American meat consumption has declined 12.2 percent since 2007. Both industry and food policy critics think they know why.

December 19, 2011

Chickens Beware 

three chicks

City Chick, Country Chick: Keeping Poultry Predators Away

No matter how careful you are, chances are that someday your chickens will be hit by an attack of a predator of some sort or another.

November 21, 2011

Clean Coops, Happy Chickens 

Single chicken feather with lice egg sac

Bugs Of Winter: Protecting Your Chickens From Lice And Mites

It happens in the best of coops: lice and mite infestations. But there are some things you can do to prevent and get rid of these pesky critters.

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