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Chicken Farms

Perdue Wants To Give Its Chickens Better Lives

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business

Some chickens at Perdue will soon be living a better life on the farm. Perdue, the fourth-largest poultry producer in the country, announced this week...

REPORT: Major Farms Indiscriminately Use Antibiotics In Chicken Feed

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green

(This story is the first in a series, "Farmaceuticals".) By Brian Grow and P.J. Huffstutter ATLANTA/CHICAGO, Sept 15 (Re...

Why Are We Laughing at Things That Make Chickens Suffer?

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Selling more sandwiches is no justification for minimizing or lampooning abject suffering, even if the effect is inadvertent, or exists because not enough people are aware these funny fictions are actually real-life cruelties.

Keep Chickens Out Of Arlington Back Yards?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.01.2013 | DC

Why did the chicken cross the road? In Arlington, we may never know. A new organization, "Backyards, Not Barnyards," is hoping to keep the pract...

Lighting Up Chickens to Prevent Bird Flu Pandemics

Marc Zimmer | Posted 11.27.2012 | Science
Marc Zimmer

The flu has created an interesting dilemma for us. The pressure our civilization is placing on nature and the way we are changing to mega-farms is increasing the likelihood of an influenza outbreak.

Twelve-Year-Old Farmer Is an Inspiration to Us All

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Shelby Grebenc of Broomfield, CO is founder of "Shelby's Happy Chapped Chicken Butt Farm," located 20 miles outside of Denver. At just 12 years-old, she is also the youngest Animal Welfare Approved farmer to date.

Time To Stop Lacing Our Chicken Feed With Arsenic?

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As a jaded observer of the meat industry, even I'm flummoxed by this fact: It's standard practice on factory chicken farms to dose those unfortunate b...

Not So Eggcellent

Cheri Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheri Shankar

When I found out about the true conditions under which egg-laying hens labor, it was easy to eliminate the not-so-Incredible, Edible Egg from my diet.