Backyard Chickens Eat Harmful Ticks, But Are Giving People SalmonellaAs disease-carrying ticks continue to spread across the country, many Americans are turning to an inventive and all-natural approach to removing ticks: chickens.
CDC Says Trendy Backyard Chickens Pose Salmonella RiskThe CDC is warning of an outbreak of salmonella due to backyard chickens. The agency said that 212 people have gotten sick since February. The illnesses have been reported in 44 states.
Brake For Beaks: California Officers Save Chickens From RoadIt was a race against the cluck as California Highway Patrol officers scrambled to rescue nearly 20 chickens that ran through highway lanes near Los Angeles.
Tyson Adopting Video, Welfare Checks In Poultry OperationsTyson Foods has installed video cameras in key areas of its poultry operations and will test new ways to slaughter birds — not in response to previous "gotcha" moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a steward for millions of chickens, the company said.
Nothing Fowl About This Year's Chicken Tour De CoopThis weekend in McKinney there is a very special tour of homes. They are custom built homes for very fowl residents. JD Ryan is Around Town
Barn Yarn: Retirees Knitting Sweaters For Chilly ChickensSweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees have hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter.
Bird Flu Found At Tyson Foods Chicken SupplierTens of thousands of chickens have been destroyed at a Tennessee chicken farm due to a bird flu outbreak, and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius have being quarantined.
Texas Police Officer Chases Chicken, Fowl Manages To FleeYeah, yeah -- it's a chicken crossing the road story but different! A Texas police officer literally chased a chicken across a road but the fowl managed to flee.
Irving Residents At Odds About Ordinance To Limit ChickensResidents in Irving are at odds over a new ordinance that would among other things limit the number of chickens a home owner can have on their property.
USDA Secretary Not Ready To Declare Bird Flu Outbreak OverU.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's not ready to declare the Midwest bird flu outbreak over.
Think Before Adopting Rabbits, Chicks, DucksEaster is coming up in just a few days, and the SPCA wants to remind parents that rabbits, chicks and ducklings make fantastic presents... if they are made out of chocolate.
Research Finds Fire Ants Harming Prairie ChickensFire ants have damaged agriculture, soil and wildlife in the southeastern United States, costing the Texas economy about $1.2 billion annually.