Thursday, May 31, 2007

Lock Up Your Chickens

In a strange bit of thievery burglars in England have snatched dozens of chickens. Two allotment holders in Dunton Bassett locked up their prize guinea fowl and chickens on Thursday only to discover Friday morning that 80 had been stolen overnight.

Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident and urged people to make sure their chickens sheds, cages and hutches are well secured.

A spokesman from the Poultry Club of Great Britain said: “Every so often somebody just breaks in and takes birds – it doesn’t have to be rare ones. It’s an awful thing breeders are up against.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lots of Chickens Cross The Road.

A flatbed trailer load of chickens rolled once over easy on Tuesday in New York State. Some chickens were killed in the crash, but many others escaped and wandered around the Hwy for several hours. State police and firefighters closed the road while poultry plant employees scrambled (no pun intended) to round up the chickens and collect the scattered crates.

"I was coming around the turn. Next thing I knew, the truck started to roll over," said driver Ronald Valree. State Trooper Al Shamah said the truck most likely flipped because it was going too fast.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Chicken is delicious but this is ridiculous

A man in the U.S. is accused of killing another man over a bucket of chicken a year ago. Robert L. Russell age 21 was indicted Wednesday on murder charges, prosecutors said. Russell, allegedly offered to buy the chicken from John Thomas Perry, 47, for $15. The suspect then allegedly gunned Perry down after he asked him "Do you think I'm sweet on you?". He faces up to life in prison if convicted on the murder.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

25,000 Chickens Die In Suspicious Barn Fire

About 25,000 chickens perished in a suspicious barn fire yesterday near the hamlet of Bismarck Ontario.

Niagara region police say the fire resulted in about $300,000 damage to the poultry barn. Apparently the barn caught fire when a stolen van parked beside it was set on fire. The van was stolen from Grimsby. It took the Fire department several hours to extinguishing the blaze.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Chickens Are Actually Dinosaurs

While studying a set of fossil Tyrannosaur remains discovered in Montana. Scientists have found that antibodies from a common protein molecule known as collagen seemed to stick to them, and collagen is found in chickens. When the fossil bone samples are compared to living animals, they closely resembled that of the Emu, one of the largest living birds today.

Some scientists think this could mean that T-Rex, and other dinosaurs, were really “early birds,” in other words that chickens in your backyard is actually a dinosaurs.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

A New Dog On The Farm

We got a new dog for the farm this week. We found her at the local animal shelter. She is an Australian Shepperd (a blue merle). She is about 5 years old. We call her Barley.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Day 2 - A bigger cage

I moved the chickens to a bigger cage today. The first night I like to keep them in something small so they will not over stress themselves. Keeping them in something small the first day also helps them find their food and water.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

20 million chickens taken off the market in U.S.

About 20 million chickens being raised for human consumption in several states have been taken off the market. The Chickens ate feed made with melamine-tainted pet food and have been placed on a marketing hold to keep them from entering the food supply, Agriculture Department officials said Friday night.

The agency called for the "voluntary hold" late Friday, pending completion of a government risk analysis to determine whether the animals would be safe for people to eat. The move, which involves major market brands, marked a significant escalation of the pet food scandal, which started with tainted ingredients from China.