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Chickens Really Don't Look Like They Used To

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.21.2014 | Science

Chickens have changed. Today's broiler chickens are several times larger than broiler chickens of past decades -- and a new study by researchers in Ca...

Starbucks Customers Demand Company Switch To Eggs Laid In Less Cruel Conditions

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

A new petition by a nonprofit animal rights group asks Starbucks to stop using eggs produced by hens that live in cramped cages. Though some of th...

On Factory Farms, Not All Cruelty Is a Crime

Paul Shapiro | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Paul Shapiro

let us be horrified by the criminal and indeed unconscionable mistreatment of against animals that occurred at Foster Farms recently. But let us also remember that mistreatment is occurring on a much broader scale in the meat industry.

Someone Killed Nearly 1,000 Chickens With A Golf Club

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

Someone recently broke into a California poultry plant and bashed nearly 1,000 chickens to death with a golf club, according to police. At least o...

Balancing Nature and Human Needs on the Designer Ark

David Wilkie | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

I can live with rabbits in my garden, even if I don't like them. Let's do all we can to people whose homes are in or around national parks and protected areas, to live with wildlife that they would likewise prefer to live without.

Meet The 'Zombie Chicken' That Apparently Made It Out Of A Freezer Alive

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weird News

Kat Gullahorn didn't even want the chickens to begin with. About a year ago, one of Gullahorn's neighbors just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, dec...

Saying Yes to Animals, As Long As They're Not Ours

Samantha Shanley | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Samantha Shanley

Instead of bringing home goldfish from the town fair or letting hamsters go rogue between our bedroom walls, my family takes care of the chickens at our local farm.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Chickens

Chuck Nyren | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

A couple of months ago, four chicks were purchased at our local Co-op -- along with a bag of crumbles (a new word for me), various water and food containers, a sack of wood shavings and a heat lamp.

Climate Change This Week: Obama's Opus, Alarming Antarctic History, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...

Why Are These Six States Defending Horrific Cruelty to Animals?

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Battery cages are the cruelest of all factory farming systems, are illegal across the European Union. California should be celebrated, not sued, for taking a stand against these inhumane practices.

You'll Love How He Plans To Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy

Kurt Braunohler has an unorthodox plan to do some good in the world: he's going to jet ski the length of the Mississippi River, from Chicago to New Or...

Oculus Rift For Chickens? Sure, Why Not

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology

Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that lets users look around a game space as if they were really standing inside it, is widely regarded as the...

Miracle, Schmiracle

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.28.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

It's hard for someone who's worked in newspapers and TV as long as I have to feel any sense of wonder over miracles, because we peddle miracles faster than McDonald's slings Big Macs.

We Just Found Your New Dream Pet. It's A Chicken.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

You may have seen a chicken or two in your day, but we're pretty sure the Silkie is about to blow your mind.

Have You Hugged Your Chicken Today?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.18.2014 | Comedy

Whoever decided that a dog is man's best friend clearly just forgot to hug their chicken that day. Seriously, the love between the two pals in the...

Making the World a Better Place for Chickens (or Maybe Not So Much)

Ken White | Posted 06.08.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

The concept was simple and, I believe, both reasonable and good: that is, these birds, typically kept alive for about 2 years, ought to have enough space to be able to move around more freely with room to stand up, sit down, and fully extend wings.

Live Baby Chick Cam: Meet Our Polar Vortex Miracle!

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Leah Zerbe, an online editor at RodaleNews.com The cyclical nature of life is perhaps nowhere more apparent than on a farm. The trusty tomato pl...

The Dark Side... of Urban Chicken Keeping

Anne Maxfield | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
Anne Maxfield

In certain hip, locavore, foodie parts of the country (Brooklyn, Berkeley, Cambridge, etc.) the trend recently has been to raise your own chickens. From what I know from people that have them, it's more work than just letting the birds run around the yard looking good and eating bugs.

What Happens When 11 Eggs Get Stuck Inside A Chicken

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

A chicken named Myrtle recently had an emergency hysterectomy to remove 11 eggs that were stuck inside of her. "She was egg bound," says Ellie Laks...

This Chicken Plays The Piano, Scoffs At Birdbrain Reputation

Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

Chickens get a bad rap. They run around with their heads cut off, they "chicken out" of things, and they cross the road for numerous unfunny reasons. ...

Concerned About Japanese Dolphins? Good. Now How About American Chickens?

Erica Meier | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home
Erica Meier

Yes, absolutely, we should condemn the senseless violence against dolphins in Japan. But in doing so, let us also condemn our own callous animal exploitation here in the U.S.

A Tribute to Lady Gaga, the World's Bravest Rooster

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

I'll never forget where I was the day I heard Lady Gaga crow for the first time. Not the singer, but my chicken, a particularly beautiful little guy with flashy feathers and a gorgeous, larger-than-life swagger.

Major Cockfighting Ring Busted In New York

Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime

More than 3,000 fighting roosters were rescued as part of a major cockfighting bust in New York, the state attorney general's office and the ASPCA ann...

WATCH: This Chicken Is Wearing A Fake Tail On Its Butt, For Science

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science

How did the dinosaurs walk? To answer that question, scientists have used everything from computer simulations to x-rays and high-speed videos. But re...

Missouri Sues California After Being Told To Up Animal Treatment Rules

Posted 02.06.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Melissa Breyer: The hens just can’t get a break. In 2008, California voters said "yes" to a ballot initiative re...