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  • May 4 is International Respect for Chickens Day (FOR GREAT JUSTICE AND DIGNITY, Uh-Huh) THREAD II

    05/04/2016 7:17:11 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 70 replies
    United Poultry Concerns website ^ | "Updated 3 May 2016" | United Poultry Concerns
    The entire month of May is International Respect for Chickens Month! Please do an ACTION for chickens on or around May 4. Ideas include leafleting on a busy street corner, holding an office party or classroom celebration, writing a letter to the editor, doing a radio call-in.... (interrupted by my cackling and chortling)
  • Why You Should Keep Backyard Chickens

    04/07/2016 12:11:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Many urban homeowners increasingly desire to keep small flocks of chickens in their backyards, and with good cause. There is no reason every family in this country that can run a flock of chickens in their backyard should not. This perfectly logical and reasonable habit—backyard chicken farming—has been buried under a great deal of hipster elitism (from many of the backyard chicken farmers themselves) and sneering derision (from their critics). Please try to ignore these detractors. If you can play host to backyard chickens, you should. It is, in many urban localities, easier said than done. This normal and praiseworthy...
  • More Fowl Play at Iowa Caucus Revealed

    02/04/2016 4:04:00 AM PST · by true believer forever · 139 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 2, 2016 | Youtube
    Jeff Roe, Cruz's campaign manager, pulled the exact same dirty trick with another candidate a few years ago. "An e-mail sent to news media outlets and a "tweet" issued by a fake Twitter account announced that Eckersley had suspended his campaign due to personal reasons. Eckersley blames his opponent, Republican Billy Long, for sending out the hoax days before the election, "You know this is dirty politics. This is Jeff Roe style management. That's who Billy's retained. That's who he writes the big checks to," Eckersley tells Missourinet affiliate KTTS. http://www.missourinet.com/2010/10/29/eckersley-calls-e-mail-a-hoax-says-hes-still-in-the-race-audio/
  • Town Hall Attendee, Cooper Ask Hillary About How to ‘Defend’ Herself ‘from Right-Wing

    02/04/2016 7:39:46 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/3/2016 | Curtis Houck
    Hillary Clinton faced one of the biggest softballs of the campaign yet on Wednesday night when a questioner at CNN's Democratic Presidential Town Hall wondered about how she will "defend" herself "against right-wing attacks" "once you become the nominee and elected."
  • Iraq says Saudi, Russia change tone on possible oil deal

    01/27/2016 7:47:46 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30pm EST | Rania El Gamal
    Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:30pm EST Iraq says Saudi, Russia change tone on possible oil deal KUWAIT | By Rania El Gamal OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and top non-OPEC producer Russia are showing signs of flexibility about agreeing to tackle an oil glut that has pushed prices to 12-year lows, the oil minister of Iraq said on Tuesday. "We have seen some flexibility from the brothers in Saudi and a change in tone from Russia," Adel Abdel Mahdi, whose country is the second-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, said. His comments, made in Kuwait, boosted Brent...
  • Chickens are evolving 15 TIMES faster than expected:

    10/27/2015 7:41:08 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 121 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 27 October 2015 | By Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline
    Scientists discover the birds have developed two mutations in just 50 years Genes of White Plymouth Rock chickens mutated twice in 50 years Scientists previously thought rate of change in mitochondrial genomes was never faster than about two per cent per million years Mutations suggest rate of evolution in the chickens is 15 times faster Study goes against theory evolution can only be seen over long periods
  • Starbucks to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2020

    10/02/2015 6:42:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    AM New York ^ | October 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Starbucks will switch to using only eggs laid by cage-free chickens at its North American locations within five years, the company told Reuters on Thursday. The company said it has been steadily working on making the switch since it began buying cage-free eggs in 2008. The pledge follows similar moves by McDonald's Corp, Burger King Corp and food services company Sodexo SA. It is happening as North American egg suppliers are slowly starting to rebuild flocks after the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history.
  • 2007 - Year Of The Lapita? (Polynesian Breakthroughs)

    12/13/2007 1:03:09 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 208+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | January/Febuary 2008 | Mark Rose
    2007—Year of the Lapita? Volume 61 Number 1, January/February 2008 by Mark Rose Polynesian Breakthroughs A Polynesian chicken (Anita Gould) and a Chilean chicken bone (Courtesy Alice Storey) There was no doubt about including in our 2007 Top Ten the discovery that chicken bones from ancient Polynesian sites in Tonga and Samoa and El Arenal, a Chilean site occupied between A.D. 700 and 1390, had identical DNA. The chicken was domesticated in Southeast Asia, but how it arrived in the New World before Europeans arrived was a mystery. Now it seems that Polynesian seafarers brought them, adding to the evidence...
  • First Chickens in Americas Were Brought From Polynesia (came before Columbus)

    06/04/2007 6:55:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 842+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/05/07 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    First Chickens in Americas Were Brought From Polynesia By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD Why did the chicken cross the Pacific Ocean? To get to the other side, in South America. How? By Polynesian canoes, which apparently arrived at least 100 years before Europeans settled the continent. That is the conclusion of an international research team, which reported yesterday that it had found “the first unequivocal evidence for a pre-European introduction of chickens to South America,” or presumably anywhere in the New World. The researchers said that bones buried on the South American coast were from chickens that lived between 1304 and...
  • Did Ancient Drifters 'Discover' British Columbia?

    04/25/2012 4:58:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    The Tyee ^ | 03 April 2012 | Daniel Wood
    Legends and bits of evidence tell a story of Asians arriving here long, long ago. Part one of two. "Even pale ink is better than memory." -- Chinese proverbAs the tide creeps over the sand flats of Pachena Bay south of Bamfield, it brings ashore the flotsam of the Pacific that -- on occasion -- hints at extraordinary travels and a mystery of historic proportions. Amid the kelp, in decades past, hundreds of green-glass fishing floats would arrive intact on the Vancouver Island coast, having ridden the powerful Japanese Current in year-long transits from Asia. But on rare occasions, entire...
  • Archaeologists Find Evidence Of Origin Of Pacific Islanders

    03/31/2008 1:56:50 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,238+ views
    VOA News ^ | 3-31-2008 | Heidi Chang
    Archaeologists Find Evidence of Origin of Pacific Islanders By Heidi Chang Honolulu, Hawaii 31 March 2008 The origin of Pacific Islanders has been a mystery for years. Now archaeologists believe they have the answer. As Heidi Chang reports, they found it in China. The excavation of the Zishan site (Zhejiang Province) in 1996, where many artifacts from the Hemudu culture have been found China had a sea-faring civilization as long as 7000 years ago. Archaeologist Tianlong Jiao says, one day, these mariners sailed their canoes into the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, and stayed. He points out, "Most scientists, archaeologists,...
  • Feathers fly in Israel over sacrificial chickens

    09/17/2010 5:38:00 AM PDT · by decimon · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 17, 2010 | Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Paul Casciato
    JERUSALEM (Reuters Life!) – A ritual sacrifice of chickens that are also twirled about one's head to atone for sins ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday has come under fire in Israel where animal activists want it outlawed. The custom known in Hebrew as "kaparot" is commonly practiced by Ultra Orthodox Jews before the annual Day of Atonement, a 25-hour period of fasting and prayer observed by Jews the world over starting at sunset Friday. In Israel, where a majority of Jews view themselves as secular or non-observant, a small group of Ultra Orthodox has angered the wider public by...
  • Epic Voyage To Discover Origins And Migration Routes Of Ancestors Of Ancient Polynesians...

    11/06/2008 3:25:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 338+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2008 | Durham University
    Two Durham University scientists are to play a key part in a 6000km trip following the migration route of ancient Pacific cultures. Drs Keith Dobney and Greger Larson, both from the Department of Archaeology, will be joining the voyage, which will be the first ever expedition to sail in two traditional Polynesian boats -- ethnic double canoes -- which attempts to re-trace the genuine migration route of the ancient Austronesians. The main aim of the voyage is to find out where the ancestors of Polynesian culture originated but the Durham University researchers will also be examining the local wildlife. Dr...
  • Rent-A-Chicken Scheme Set To Crack Soaring US Egg Price Problem

    07/21/2015 8:07:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | July 21, 2015
    Rent-A-Chicken Scheme Set To Crack Soaring US Egg Price Problem Pennsylvania couple offers solution to cost of eggs which has increased by 85% in a month after a bird flu outbreak Jenn and Phil Tompkins see their business as a way to change how people think about food. 21 July 2015 A Pennsylvania couple has come up with a solution to soaring US egg prices: rental chickens. RentTheChicken.com is the brainchild of Jenn and Phil Tompkins, of Freeport, Pennsylvania, north-east of Pittsburgh. More than just a cost-beater, they see their business as a way to change how people think about...
  • CDC issues new warning: don’t snuggle or kiss your family’s pet chickens

    07/17/2015 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/15 | Robert Laurie
    Performing an important public service. I have to admit. I’ve been caught off guard by this. I had no idea that people were keeping chickens as pets. I get raising chickens for eggs. I understand grilling their tasty meat. I was not, however, aware that people think owning a chicken is a lot like owning a cat. Apparently, I’ve been asleep at the switch. It’s a brave new world and chicken-pets are a part of it. But, if you’re thinking it would be tons of fun to see a rooster curled up in a ball at the foot of your...
  • CDC: Don't kiss your pet chicken

    07/17/2015 6:34:55 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 40 replies
    myfoxny ^ | 7-17-15 | Mac King
    <p>In the backyard of a Tudor home on a leafy street in Queens live four tenants who pay their rent in companionship, pest control, and fresh eggs.</p> <p>"Our 9-year-old daughter wanted a dog for her birthday and we surprised her with chickens instead. She was at first disappointed," said Ruth Harrigan. "They're very independent. It's almost like having a cat."</p>
  • Wisconsin Authorities Seize 1,200 Birds in Alleged Cockfighting Ring

    06/03/2015 5:30:32 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-2-15 | KTSP
    Authorities seized almost 1,200 birds as they broke up an alleged cockfighting ring in western Wisconsin. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals helped authorities remove the birds from four properties in Polk and St. Croix counties. Authorities executed search warrants to seize the birds Tuesday morning. The ASPCA says cockfighting paraphernalia was discovered on the properties, including a fighting pit and gaffs - long, dagger-like attachments used to maximum injury to birds. Tim Rickey, a lead investigator, said, "It's a very lucrative industry, there's a lot of money involved in raising and selling of birds and...
  • Bird Flu Spreading as Scientists Look Everywhere for Clues

    05/24/2015 2:30:04 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 32 replies
    NBC and TODAY ^ | May 23, 2015 | Maggie Fox
    [The following is an excerpt.] Could it be blowing from farm to farm in the dirt? Could determined starlings and pigeons be carrying it into poultry houses on their feet? Is it spreading in feed, or being carried on truck tires? Federal agriculture officials are looking everywhere they can think of for H5N2 bird flu, which has spread to poultry flocks in 14 states and killed or forced the slaughter of more than 39 million birds. Highly pathogenic avian influenza has never spread like this before in the United States, and it's flummoxed the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers and...
  • People love chickens that are “vegetarian fed.” But chickens are not vegetarians.

    04/30/2015 11:46:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2015 | Peter Whoriskey
    Many of the largest U.S. sellers of organic eggs boast that their hens are vegetarian, and for an increasingly food-curious public, this may be great advertising. A carton of Eggland’s Best advertises that the company uses “vegetarian fed hens.” Horizon promises that their eggs “come from hens that are fed a 100% organic, vegetarian diet.” Land O Lakes hens have a diet with no animal fat or by-products. Yet for the chickens, who are natural omnivores that readily devour bugs and small animals when they’re available, the forced vegetarianism can be a disaster.
  • BuzzFeed Posts Video Slamming the Death of Chickens, Forgot They Wrote Articles on Cooking Chicken

    02/02/2015 1:47:20 PM PST · by rightistight · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/2/15 | Aurelius
    BuzzFeed posted a video about the death of chickens called, "Foodies Kill Their Food For The First Time." In it, several "foodies," or people who like high-quality foods, kill their own chickens for the first time. BuzzFeed posted the video in order to bring attention to where food comes from and wonders aloud if people would be okay with eating meat if they knew where it was coming from. The video begins with the all caps text, "MORE THAN 23 MILLION CHICKENS ARE SLAUGHTERED IN THE UNITED STATES... EVERY DAY." The video then shows people crying over the idea of...
  • Egg prices expected to rise 'dramatically' across US after California law takes effect requiring

    01/02/2015 6:13:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 108 replies
    AP ^ | January 1, 2015 | Staff
    The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. The new standard backed by animal rights advocates has drawn ire nationwide because farmers in Iowa, Ohio and other states who sell eggs in California have to abide by the same requirements. To comply, farmers have to put fewer hens into each cage or invest in revamped henhouses, passing along the expense to consumers shopping at grocery stores. California is the nation's largest consumer of eggs...
  • More room for chickens likely means costlier eggs

    01/01/2015 10:28:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 156 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2015 | SCOTT SMITH
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The new year is expected to bring rising chicken egg prices across the U.S. as California starts requiring farmers to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings. The new standard backed by animal rights advocates has drawn ire nationwide because farmers in Iowa, Ohio and other states who sell eggs in California have to abide by the same requirements. To comply, farmers have to put fewer hens into each cage or invest in revamped henhouses, passing along the expense to consumers shopping at grocery stores. California is the nation's...
  • Coming Egg Shortage Will Tax Family Budgets

    12/20/2014 6:50:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The New American ^ | December 19, 2014 | William F. Jasper
    If eggs are a staple in your family’s diet and you’d like to keep it that way, now would be a good time to get a few laying hens. Next month, beginning January 1, 2015, the chicken-and-egg production in the United States is in for a big shock. That’s when California’s new regulations on egg-laying hens goes into effect. And the effects of those regs on eggs will be felt nationally, even globally. The incredible, edible, prolate spheroid-shaped poultry product, which has long been one of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein, is certain to become significantly more expensive.In...
  • 920 chickens beaten to death with golf club at California farm

    More than 900 chickens at a California farm were beaten to death with a golf club last month, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The gruesome scene was discovered Sept. 20 at the Foster Farms chicken shed in Fresno. Authorities believe at least one person broke into the farm and slaughtered 920 chickens. "Whoever did something like this is pretty sick," Deputy Chris Curtis told the paper. "It would take a long time to do it…People should be alarmed at something like that."
  • Big Bobcat Killed by Top Predator in Florida

    08/26/2014 6:02:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A Florida man demonstrated human' occupation of the top predator spot by shooting a big bobcat that had lost its fear of men.   The big cat was killing and eating a chicken a day for a month, and killed the last one just feet from the man  and his children. Florida Farm Where Bobcat Killed 30 Chickens From local10.com: "Saturday evening we were sitting in the hot tub and right there, you see the feather on the ground? The cat came out of nowhere, killed a chicken right in front of us, like 8 feet away. Just splattered blood...
  • In Iowa, a dispute over neighbor’s chickens threatens Braley’s Senate bid

    08/08/2014 7:55:37 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/7/14 | Philip Rucker
    Brooklyn, Iowa — The battle for control of the U.S. Senate could come down to a dispute between two neighbors in this heartland hamlet over four plump, wander-prone hens. This spring, Pauline Hampton’s chickens roamed onto Bruce and Carolyn Braley’s vacation property on tranquil Holiday Lake. Hampton said she did not know this until she walked over one day to offer Carolyn a dozen fresh eggs. To which she said her neighbor replied, “We aren’t going to accept your eggs — and we have filed a formal complaint against you.” Carolyn took her complaint to their neighborhood homeowners’ association board...
  • Do Chickens Have a Sense of Humor? (this is a 'serious' question based on observations)

    05/31/2014 6:43:00 PM PDT · by lee martell · 79 replies
    May, 31, 2014 | lee martell
    I work at a group home in Novato for disabled adults. I enjoy the job and my co-workers. I also like the city of Novato, a little to the north of San Francisco. Novato is a decent sized town, at 27 square miles, and a population of about 52000. There is a comfortable balance of the urban and the rural in this city. Many neighborhoods have started to keep a small group of chickens in their backyards. I believe roosters are allowed too, if they don't raise too much ruckus. I was at the group home today in the staff...
  • Illinois spending $1,166 per bird to bring in prairie chickens

    05/19/2014 5:50:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    fox ^ | 5-19-14 | Scott Reeder
    The cash-strapped Illinois government has found a new use for its fleet of aircraft – flying birds into Illinois. I kid you not. State aircraft are flying to Kansas and transporting prairie chickens back to the Land of Lincoln. And at a time state lawmakers are looking at raising the state income tax, Illinois state employees have been hiking across Kansas trapping these chickens. Talk about fowl fiscal deeds.
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • Nine Ways To Be More Self-Sufficient (Even If You Live In The City), by K. Sowell

    02/04/2014 6:49:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 119 replies
    Just a Marine ^ | 2/4/14 | K. Sowell
    1. Invest in a water filter. 2. Build an emergency medical kit. 3. Keep a few hens. 4. Grow some vegetables and/or fruits. 5. Learn to can. 6. Get a stand-alone freezer. 7. Learn to bake bread. 8. Purchase at least one firearm and get comfortable using it. 9. Homeschool your children.
  • vanity. Neighbor's chicken is in my house. neighbors ain't home. help! (Update @ 80)

    11/08/2013 6:24:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 141 replies
    me | today | me
    Neighbor's chicken escaped. I caught it. Now what?
  • Flipper Fail: Dolphins May be Dumber Than We Think

    09/29/2013 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 27, 2013 – 01:49 PM | Philip Bethge
    Their social lives are complex, and they can congregate in large groups. Their heart rates increase when they notice a family member suffering. They sound the alarm when they discover food or a potential threat. And experiments have shown they even anticipate future events. Biologist Justin Gregg is talking about chickens. … For more than 50 years, the dolphin has been viewed as an especially intelligent creature, grouped together with human beings and great apes. But now a dispute on the subject has erupted among scientists, and the smart aleck of the seas may end up being just an average...
  • San Francisco Firm Cooks Up Sustainable, Affordable Egg Alternative

    03/15/2013 10:55:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | March 14, 2013 11:51 PM | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A San Francisco food producer wants to make you an omelet without breaking any eggs – and they may be able to do it with one key ingredient they make in a lab – no chicken required. From their Mission District laboratory, Hampton Creek Foods and CEO Josh Tetrick are taking aim at the egg farming industry. “We just cannot go on eating like we all are right now with our food system,” Tetrick said. “It’s just unsustainable.” Many Bay Area farms let chickens roam the pastures, but the Humane Society says more than 90%...
  • Chick-fil-A to stop giving money to 'anti-gay organizations,' according to reports

    09/19/2012 9:39:44 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 50 replies
    mercury news ^ | 9/19/12 | By Jeremy C. Owens
    After sparking anger nationwide by vocally supporting the fight against same-sex marriage, the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain has reportedly agreed to halt giving money to groups that seek to ban the practice. The chain's president and son of its founder, Dan Cathy, sparked the furor in July, when he gave an interview to a Christian radio program in which he said "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'" He later said, "We want to do anything we possibly...
  • Liberal Chickens [VDH]

    08/29/2012 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/29/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Virtually every left-wing attack on Bush can legitimately be turned against Obama. It could not last — the attendee of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church sermonizing on tolerance; the practitioner of Chicago politics lecturing on civility; the most partisan voting record in the Senate as proof of a new promised bipartisanship; earlier books and speeches calling for hard-core progressivism as evidence of a no-more-red-state-blue-state conciliation. And in fact the disconnect did not last, and Barack Obama finds himself dealing with assorted chickens coming home to roost. In the summer of 2004, Michael Moore released a crude propaganda film, Fahrenheit 9/11,...
  • Feds foist chicken ID on frustrated farmers

    07/13/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT · by lward99 · 33 replies
    Times 247 ^ | 7-13-12 | Katherine Timpf
    Voter ID has gotten large amounts of media attention, but residents of rural areas are concerned about another identification issue that has remained largely ignored: chicken ID. ... The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed rules for Animal Disease Traceability, developed in August 2011, are now in their final stages. They require identification of farm animals, such as poultry and cattle, that cross state lines. Many farmers worry the rules would send them on a literal wild goose chase, forcing them to catch and hold down each bird to attach an identification tag. Read more: http://times247.com/articles/88feds-foist-chicken-id-on-frustrated-farmers6#ixzz20XcTgF3L
  • French village Pince to hand out chickens to cut waste

    03/28/2012 7:24:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/28/12 | BBC
    French village has proposed giving two chickens to each household in order to cut down on organic waste. Officials in the village of Pince in north-western France say the chickens should each consume 150kg (330lb) of rubbish per year. It is hoped that as well as reducing waste, the chickens will help families save money by providing eggs. Those who express an interest will receive their chickens in September, officials say. "To begin with it was a joke, but then we realised it was a very good idea," mayor of Pince Lydie Pasteau told France 3 TV. "It will also...
  • Explosion Reported at Home of Ga. 'Chicken Man' (Chicken Man Blows Himself Up)

    03/26/2012 2:35:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies · 32+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/26/2012 | GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press
    An explosion on Monday rocked the suburban Atlanta home of a man known for his fight to keep chickens on his property, and emergency officials say a body was found inside. Marshals had been on the scene for about two hours trying to evict Andrew Wordes, who's known as the "Chicken Man," when the explosion happened around 12:45 p.m., said Antonio Johnson of the Fulton County marshal's office. Minutes before the explosion, Wordes told them to leave the property that was in foreclosure. Other than the body found inside the house, which officials did not immediately identify, no one was...
  • Hens Rescued from Abandoned Egg Ranch, Need Homes

    03/06/2012 9:00:49 AM PST · by GOPinCa · 25 replies
    VACAVILLE— Animal rescuers in Vacaville are getting closer to adopting out thousands of chickens that were rescued last month from an abandoned egg ranch. The hens were left for dead by Andy Keung Cheung, the owner of A&L Poultry, according to Stanislaus County Animal Services. Officials say most of the 50,000 hens were either dead or had to be euthanized because they were in such bad shape. Animal Place in Vacaville is one of three rescue groups currently rehabilitating the hens that were deemed healthy enough for potential adoption. Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary in Orland and Harvest Home in the...
  • Iran Warns Israel will be Destroyed Sooner if it Names Jerusalem as Capital

    01/07/2012 2:29:15 PM PST · by bayouranger · 29 replies
    atimetobetray ^ | 1-5-12 | Reza Kahlili
    According to MehrNews, the mouthpiece of the Islamic regime in Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the Knesset’s decision to declare al-Quds (Jerusalem) the capital of Israel not only will not save the Zionist regime but also will speed up the regime’s annihilation. Ahmadinejad made the remarks during a meeting with the head of Turkey – Iran parliamentary friendship group, Murat Yildirim, in Tehran on Tuesday. He said that the Judaization of al-Quds (Jerusalem) is in line with the domineering powers’ colonialist policies to save the Zionist regime and dominate the region. Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad said that...
  • America warns Iran that blocking oil route will 'not be tolerated'

    12/28/2011 4:57:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 28 December 2011 | Paul Harris
    Iranian navy soldiers take part in a military exercise in the Strait of Homruz on Wednesday Tensions between the United States and Iran have dangerously ratcheted up as naval officials with America's Fifth Fleet warned any attempt by Iran to close a strategically vital oil route through the Strait of Hormuz would "not be tolerated". The news heightens a sense of growing crisis in the Persian Gulf after two days of threats by senior Iranian figures that they might shut down the important trade route in response to any future international sanctions against the country's oil exports. "Anyone who threatens...
  • More Chickens Test Positive For West Nile Virus

    11/25/2011 11:24:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KESQ ^ | November 23, 2011 | Erik Sandoval
    Two chickens have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. The samples were taken from coops located in Thermal and southwest of Mecca, said a CMVCD spokesperson. The news comes one day after the agency announced a Cathedral City resident became the first human case of West Nile reported in the area since 2008. District staff will intensify mosquito surveillance, spraying larvicide, and making the public aware in these areas in an effort to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes.
  • New Hen owner

    11/19/2011 5:21:15 AM PST · by simplesimon · 72 replies
    simplesimon ^ | 11/19/2011 | simplesimon
    We just recently purchased 6 Buff Orpington hens that are getting ready to turn 8 months old and were already laying. Yesterday I noticed one of the girls has a black diarrhea. Not sure if it's a "stress" or if it's food or illness causing it. We currently give them layer crumble and have recently given them stale bread ( OMG They're like my labs with food , when it comes to stale bread lol ) and some cabbage leaves. Just was wondering if anyone has had experience with black diarrhea in your hens and could offer some tips.
  • A top Senate Dem says Iran plot may be act of war (Carl Levin)

    10/12/2011 11:11:13 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 32 replies
    WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States may be an act of war against the U.S. Sen. Carl Levin says he wants to study the implications of using the term before deciding it applies. But the Michigan Democrat said the alleged scheme might be an act of war, and was certainly a serious threat to the U.S. Levin told reporters that either way, there should be a serious response by the U.S. He declined to say what that response might be.
  • Kessler: Bomb Iran Now For Washington Terror Plot

    10/12/2011 10:56:58 AM PDT · by Fennie · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 11, 2011 | By Martin Gould
    The Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador and blow up the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington is a clear act of war says former Rep. Pete Hoekstra and Newsmax chief Washington correspondent Ronald Kessler - with Kessler adding the plot should be answered with a U.S. attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
  • Sacramento council OKs up to three hens in city back yards

    08/30/2011 9:46:07 PM PDT · by Selene · 38 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | Aug. 30, 2011 | Ryan Lillis
    Chickens are no longer backyard outlaws in Sacramento. With a unanimous vote tonight, the City Council passed an ordinance that will allow city residents to keep up to three egg-laying hens in their back yards starting Nov. 1. ...Dr. Glennah Trochet, the county's public health officer, said she has spoken with state health officials and poultry experts at UC Davis and neither recommended striking down a backyard chicken ordinance because of concerns over disease, including the bird flu.
  • Potatoes and Chickens

    05/29/2011 8:40:17 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Some folks think that you dig potatoes our of gravy, and that chicken is something you buy at the grocery store, ready to cook....
  • Feral chickens have proliferated in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina

    04/12/2011 10:56:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 9:02 AM | Katy Reckdahl,
    Since Hurricane Katrina, Ruby Melton's 9th Ward enclave has welcomed a new species of neighbor: clucking, crowing, prancing chickens that dart across streets and nest in the trees. Animal control officers place the stray chickens with a farmer they call the Chicken Man, LeBlanc said, noting that capturing the creatures is "extremely hard" and often requires the effort of several officers. The job hasn't proved as vexing for a band of swift, persevering kids who have invested countless hours stalking and nabbing the feathered bandits, said Ed Buckner, director of the Porch, a cultural organization in the 7th Ward. When...
  • Unclaimed chickens wander Phoenix

    03/09/2011 8:13:25 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 95 replies
    upi ^ | March. 9, 2011
    PHOENIX, - Officials in Phoenix said they lack options for dealing with a flock of about five chickens recently spotted roaming a neighborhood. Lynelle Nowlin, 63, said he has lobbied Phoenix and Maricopa County officials to get rid of the chickens, which he described as a nuisance, but they said they have no power to deal with the free-ranging fowl, The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday. "The chickens are proliferating," Nowlin said. "This is not the way our neighborhoods are supposed to be." Gary New, area supervisor for the Phoenix Neighborhood Preservation Division, said the division's inspectors can only take action...
  • "Birther Bill Losing Supporters"

    03/03/2011 7:19:13 PM PST · by jamese777 · 130 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/3/11 | April Hunt
    Some Georgia lawmakers couldn’t backpedal fast enough Thursday on a “birther” bill supported earlier this week by a majority of House members. First to block out his name with a heavy black marker on House Bill 401 was John Meadows, chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee. A steady stream of legislators followed all day. By 5 p.m., at least 23 of the original 93 backers were gone from a proposal requiring presidential and vice presidential candidates prove they were born in the United States. Among them was the bill's lone Democratic supporter, Glenn Baker of Jonesboro. Seventy sponsors is...