Thursday, August 30, 2007

Chicken Dung A Cure For Baldness

A 17th-century medical handbook advises men to put chicken manure on their scalps as a cure for baldness and offers other bizarre remedies for infertility, "stinking breath", head lice and aching breasts.

The Path-Way to Health, written by Peter Levens and published in London in 1654, was recently discovered among a collection of antiquarian books and is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in Oxford on Oct 9.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Chicken saved from attack In New Jersy Park

People in a Park in Hoboken came to the rescue when they saw three men attacking a chicken. Witnesses said they saw three men, armed with sticks and a slingshot, hitting the chicken. When people rushed over to defend the bird, one of the men grabbed it and threw it into a thorn bush. They then ran away.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Dogs Kill Chickens

RCMP have charged the owner of two pit bulls that killed 37 chickens at a Halifax-area hobby farm last week. The charge, under the Halifax Regional Municipality's dog bylaw, is owning a dog that runs at large. Both pit bulls were put down by animal control. The dog owner faces a fine of between $100 and $5,000, or a maximum 30 days in jail.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Woman pays £1,800 to save chicken.

A woman from Cwmbran, Torfaen took out a bank loan and lived on beans on toast for a year to pay £1,800 in vet bills after her pet chicken injured its leg.
Vicky Mills, 24, was heartbroken when Lily, a Rhode Island Red, got her leg trapped in a barbed wire fence.

Despite the costs, Mrs Mills told her vet to try to save the limb rather than have her put down. When the treatment failed, she paid for an amputation.

Read the full story on the BBC

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Icelanders choose chicken over lamb

According to for the first time, Icelanders bought more poultry than lamb and mutton over the last 12 months. Sheep has been the most popular source of meat in Iceland since the settlement in 874, but Icelandic consumption habits appear to be changing.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Osama May Use Chicken Farmers To Attack The U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security believes that Osama may be planing to use chicken farmers in his next attack on the U.S. To counter this deadly threat the Department of Homeland Security has come up with a brilliant idea to prevent this attack from happening.

Under proposed regulations from the Department, anybody with 7,500 pounds or more of propane gas should register with the agency. The threshold is low enough that poultry farmers who use propane to heat chicken houses may be affected.
The proposal would require many farmers to register with the agency and fill out a risk assessment about their propane tanks. By industry counts, up to 40,000 farms could be affected.

A Homeland Security spokesman says farmers would only need to spend "a couple hours" online to comply and that the agency is right to compile data on dangerous chemicals even in rural areas.

Thank god that each terrorist will only have 7,499 pounds of propane gas. I sure we all feel much safer now.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

$10,000 Reward For Info About Brockville Fire

As a result of the million doller fire which killed about 40,000 hens at its processing plant near Brockville Ontario, Burnbrae Farms is offering a $10,000 reward for information about how the blaze started.

According to a release from Crime Stoppers, fire officials have ruled cause of the July 23 fire in Lyn as "undetermined." Anyone with information about the fire can call Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-222-8477.

Flames destroyed one of the barns on the property off County Rd. 27. Losses from the fire exceed $1 million.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thats a lot of chicken

Worldwide consumption of broiler meat is steadily increasing. A total volume of 58.95 million metric tonnes was used in 2006. This year global consumption could reach 59.52 mmt.

The US is the largest producer of chicken meat. With a total production of 16.04 million metric tonnes the volume significantly surpassed the US consumption volume.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pigeon Netting

New York City has received negative press in the past weeks due to more aggressive and frequent pigeon netting attacks in the area. These netters capture the birds and sell them out of state to restaurants and pigeon shooting galleries.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Cook Chicken Well

In a story that reminds all of us to cook Chicken well. Jordanian health authorities have banned the serving of chicken shawerma sandwiches in the kingdom's restaurants, after hundreds got Salmonella poisoning. Over 200 people have had to be hospitalized since Saturday, because they ate sandwiches with undercooked chicken infested by the Salmonella bacteria. The Salmonella is said to have originated from a restaurant in the Palestinian refugee camp of Baqaa. The restaurant sold some 600 meals of undercooked chicken meat, causing food poisoning among a third of the consumers.

Salmonella poisoning is a bacterial disease involving diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pains. The illness usually lasts up to a week and most people recover without treatment. In some cases with severe symptoms, the patient needs to be hospitalized. The bacteria is destroyed if chicken is cooked properly.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Wearing a chicken suit as punishment for a crime

A Painesville Ohio man has to wear a chicken suit as a form of punishment for soliciting a prostitute.

The strange punishment was handed down by Judge Mike Cicconetti "If it causes a little bit of embarrassment, then so what," Cicconetti said. "I found out that the traditional sentences, the jail time and a fine weren't working."

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Costco In Hot Water Over Chicken Welfare

US based grocery and retail giant Costco has come under fire from animal rights group PETA over its methods of poultry slaughter. PETA has tabled a shareholder resolution calling on Costco to “disclose its progress in evaluating the less cruel method of poultry slaughter called controlled-atmosphere killing.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Piping Plover Or Cats

Cats are the main suspect in many deaths of the endangered piping plover, a fist-size, white-and-brown bird that has closed beaches and stopped development projects in the interest of protecting their habitat.

The plovers build nests in sandy, open stretches of beach, making them and their chicks easy prey for a variety of predators, including cats. With only 115 pairs of piping plovers left in the New Jersey, the federal government may intervene on the side of the birds.

Cape May is one of the prime bird-watching spots in all of North America. The World Series of Birding is held there each year. And with bird watching and related expenditures bringing in nearly $2 billion a year to New Jersey’s economy.

As part of federally mandated beach management programs, communities with populations of threatened or endangered species are required to prevent the birds from being harmed.

Biologists say that beach closures, twine barriers and other buffers between birds and humans are paying off: Plover populations along the East Coast have rebounded from 722 pairs in 1985 to 1,743 pairs this year.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Chicken Roping At Rodeo ?

It is kind of strange but apparently chicken roping raises cash for injured cowboys. Kids raised $754 for injured cowboys and cowgirls at a chicken roping at the Deke Latham Memorial PRCA Rodeo on July 20.