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Chickens don’t like the heat

Chickens really don’t like the heat. They don’t sweat so its hard for them to keep cool. Free range chickens take regular dust baths in the heat. Heatwaves cause people and chickens to become increasingly bad-tempered.

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Big blue cock – London

Big blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square London mayor Boris Johnson unveils Katharina Fritsch’s Hahn/Cock, the latest artwork to fill square’s empty plinth There is simply no other way of putting it, and nor would earthy British wit have it any other way. A giant bright-blue cock – its feathers proudly upstanding, its coxcomb as stiff …

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Netherlands bans beak trimming

Netherlands bans beak trimming in layer hens from 2018 The Netherlands aims to forbid the practice of beak trimming in layer hens as from September 2018. This was decided by agricultural minister Sharon Dijksma. Two parties in Parliament had asked for a ban as from 2015. Currently, the practice is tacitly allowed until 2021. The ban will be introduced gradually. …

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Cheaper chicken costs local jobs

Cheaper chicken.. costs local jobs, but how you feel about it seems to depend on where in the food chain you are, writes Lloyd Gedye.  South Africans eat more than one billion chickens a year, which means that, on average, each one eats 35.8kg of chicken products, roughly equal to 27.5 chickens, or more than two chickens a month. It …

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Nutrition think eggs

 Nutrition Think EGGS Eggs have been described by nutritionists as nature’s large vitamin pill – a mineral cocktail; they contain many of the essential vitamins and minerals required for a healthy diet.Packed full of goodness; from vitamin A, which is needed for the healthy development of the body’s cells, helping to maintain healthy skin and eye tissue, vitamin B12, which …

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Luxury chicken hotel

Farmer Bill Bezuk, owner of the Eugene Backyard Farmer in Oregon, has opened what he believes is the first chicken hotel in the country. Chicken owners often take to urban farming blogs with this lament: Where to house the ladies when they leave town? Bill Bezuk, owner of Eugene Backyard Farmer in Eugene, Ore., used to offer a chicken sitting …