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Hipsters Off The Hook: The Truth Behind Abandoned Backyard Chickens

Hipsters Off The Hook: The Truth Behind Abandoned Backyard Chickens

| July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Unwanted chicks are filling up some city shelters around the country, and some activists are blaming fair-weather hipster farmers. But a closer look reveals another root cause: When urban farmers order hens, they often end up instead with roosters — illegal in many cities.

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What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens

What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Promises from big food companies to switch to “cage-free” eggs have set off a supply chain reaction among egg producers. Some producers are adding more cage-free houses to their operations. But scientists are still trying to measure whether cage-free chickens are really better off.

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Backyard Chickens: Cute, Trendy Spreaders Of Salmonella

Backyard Chickens: Cute, Trendy Spreaders Of Salmonella

| March 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

Backyard chickens have become a hot trend, loved as a source of healthy local food and fluffy wonderfulness. But backyard birds have also sparked outbreaks of salmonella, the CDC warns.

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Chickens, Eggs, & Southern Corn Pudding

Chickens, Eggs, & Southern Corn Pudding

What do you do when you’ve suddenly got 9 cackling, egg-laying hens under your protection for two balmy weeks in July? Make Southern corn pudding, of course, the silkiest, sweetest taste of summer imaginable.

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