Friday, October 31, 2008

China melamine scandal prompts mass chicken cull

Chinese farmers, hurt by a spreading melamine scandal, slaughtered tens of thousands of chickens, state media said on Friday. The melamine scandal has spread to dairy products, sweets and chocolate, prompting recalls of Chinese-made food around the world.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pet-chicken claim is for the birds, judge rules

What is a chicken? The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal weighed in yesterday.

Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy upheld Trevor Smedley's conviction on a charge of violating land-use bylaws by housing chickens at his semi-rural home and backed the trial judge's finding that such birds are fowl, and as such are livestock, not pets.

"I find no fault with the trial judge finding that chickens are indeed fowl," Judge Kennedy said.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Raising Their Own Food

The recent spike in oil and food prices coupled with the downturn in the economy has more people thinking about raising their own food. Having a few chickens is one of the best ways to produce your own food.

Chickens are extremely cost effective as you can by a baby chick for under $2.oo from a hatchery in the spring. Raise them all summer on table scraps and whatever they can find on their own outside. Then you kill them in the fall and you have meat for the winter.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You Know You Need Chicken When

Police in Bethlehem USA said a 76-year-old woman complained to employees at the Giant supermarket on Tuesday that the hot food bar was out of fried chicken.

Maria Dendrinos, waited as employees set out fresh fried chicken for her, then took the chicken to a nearby aisle and allegedly transferred it to a plastic bag in her purse and left the store.

Police said the chicken was worth $5.08. She was cited for retail theft.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Make room on the chicken bandwagon!

There are a few folks in Taylor, Texas, just outside of Austin, that have not yet caught the chicken train yet.Read More

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Chicken legs may control high blood pressure.

Scientists in Japan have identified four proteins in chicken legs which appear to be effective in controlling high blood pressure. A paper published in the Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Food, said researchers had extracted collagen from chicken legs and then fed it to hypertensive rats. The rats which were fed collagen had distinctly lower blood pressure levels for up to eight hours afterwards.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Chinese pandas fed chicken soup

The Wuhan Zoo in central China has been feeding its two pandas home-cooked chicken soup twice in a month to reduce stress and give them a nutritional boost.