Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Regina City Council bans the raising of livestock unless the animals are pets

The City Council of Regina Canada passed a bylaw banning the raising of LIVESTOCK like chickens, cows, pigs and rabbits within the city limits.

So if you're raising chickens as pets in your backyard, that's just fine. But if you are going to eat them, you can't.

It is not clear if you are allowed to eat the eggs that your pets may lay.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Energy In Chicken Droppings

A growing number of environmentally-minded poultry farmers in the United States, Canada and Australia are looking to peck away at their greenhouse gas emissions by transforming chicken dung into biochar fertilizer, as well as biogas and a form of bio-oil that can be used to run farm operations
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chicken or Black Tit?

In England in 1946, egg taste-testers were used to test The Palatability of Eggs and Birds. In a six-year study with the Cambridge Egg Panel, one of many similar bodies formed during second world war to help regulate the nation's food supply. Participants tasted the eggs of 212 bird species. This resulted in a 129-page report called The Palatability of Eggs and Birds: For the egg panellists, "samples were tested in the form of a scramble, prepared over a steam-bath, without any addition of fat or condiment". Each taster assessed each sample on a scale dropping from "ideal" way down to "repulsive and inedible".

The paper concludes with a list of the different egg types "in descending order of acceptability". Keep in mind that these are the aggregate preferences; individual tastes may vary. Most acceptable: chicken, then emu, coot and black-backed gull. The eggs of last resort, as rated by official British egg-tasting persons: green woodpecker, Verreaux's eagle owl, wren, speckled mousebird and, dead last, black tit.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

More Strange Chicken News

A British man who admitted biting off another man's ear while dressed in a chicken suit was sentenced to 15 months in jail.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Snake-bite chicken

In a strange story, health authorities in China are asking restaurants to stop serving Snake Bite Chicken. Said to be detoxifying, snake bite chicken is served by a small number of restaurants in south and south-west China.