Friday, January 30, 2009

The High River KFC Bandits

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are hot on the trail of some of the most wanted criminals in Canada. The High River KFC Bandits.

Last Friday night the RCMP responded to a break-in that occurred in High River. At about 12:30 a.m., an the alarm went off at the local Kentucky Fried Chicken, but by the time the RCMP responded the culprits had made off with several buckets of day-old chicken.

The investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Little Lil

A pet chicken called Little Lil that belongs to children at a school in Gloucester England has laid an egg which measures 10cm long and 7cm wide. According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, the largest egg ever was laid by a Black Minorca hen in England in 1896 and weighed nearly 12oz. A normal egg would measure about 4.5cm by 7.5cm. The staff at the School have been unable to measure the weight of the egg because the eggs scale they have will not handle eggs that heavy.

Little Lil, is a six months old Columbian blacktailed cross. She began laying eggs last October. It is common for young hens to lay large eggs but 10cm is unusually large.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Film shows soldiers 'biting heads off chickens'

Footage of a British army survival exercise has angered animal lovers. It allegedly showed soldiers from the 2nd battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment biting the heads off chickens and then eating the chickens. The video was apparently filmed in Iraq, in late October.

An RSPCA spokesman said: ""It's a revolting way to treat any animal. This footage sends out the wrong message. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "The incidents shown in the videos were part of an exercise in survival training. In addition to British troops, the exercise involved local forces, and the birds were prepared and eaten in accordance with local custom. The British Army does not condone needless cruelty to animals."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Charlie the Chicken

Just three short years ago Charlie the Chicken was abandoned in the middle of Kendrick. Charlie plays no favorites "she" goes from house to house sharing her charm. Often the chip trucks, the logging trucks, the grain trucks, especially the grain trucks need to come to a screeching halt for Charlie. She is no doubt partial to the grain trucks as they always leave a little wheat or barley for her to nibble on. This time of year the pickings are a little slim. Residents far and wide are on the lookout for Charlie when they go through Kendrick as she may be in the middle of the street or perhaps just waiting patiently on the curb for traffic to go by before she makes a mad dash for a few grains of wheat.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Healing Properties Of Chicken Soup

Many debate which ingredient in chicken soup is most responsible for its healing properties. While the stock is clearly the most nutritious element, each of the other ingredients offer medicinal benefits as well. This article Old Fashioned Chicken Soup details the health benefits of the main ingredients in chicken soup.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Prison Chicken Not To Good

Two former jail inmates were in a federal court in the U.S.A. Thursday, saying they were emotionally damaged after eating some chicken they bought at a prison store in Kentucky in 2005.

Christopher Butts Hank Butson and Cory Cochran say the frozen Banquet Crispy Chicken they bit into was not edible. Butts brought the alleged piece of chicken to court in a paper bag, but the judge would not let it be used as evidence in court.

"I bit into a soft pocket of I don't know what," Butts told reporters after the hearing. "It wasn't meat. It was a soft pocket of pus and grain and corn or something."

A lawyer for ConAgra Foods asked the judge to throw out the suit, saying the plaintiffs never sought treatment for illnesses. The Judge has taken the issue under advisement and has not yet issued a decision.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

22,680 kilograms of free chicken legs

Canadian Lottery Winners Jose Lima said he's handing out 22,680 kilograms of chicken legs to celebrate the $14.5 million he won last week in Lotto 6/49 and in memory of his father, who
who died five years ago. Hundreds of people have been lining up all day along Bloor Street West in Toronto to get some of the free chicken Lima is giving away.

Monday, January 05, 2009

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Friday, January 02, 2009

New year headless chicken horror

A chicken's head was posted through a letterbox and its headless body found on a car in West Sussex England while a second carcase was found on a garage roof.
Police said they were working with the RSPCA after the "horrific" discoveries in Rustington on New Year's Eve.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Additives used in chicken 'could make cancers grow'

A common additive used in bacon and ham could fuel the growth of cancers, research suggests. High doses of inorganic phosphate salts – which are used to enhance the texture and flavour of processed meats – increased the size of tumours in mice. The chemicals are also added to bread, cakes and cheeses. The research will increase concerns that additives used to boost food industry profits could be contributing to cancer rates.