Chickens might be more accurately described as livestock, but people do become attached.
Chicken ‘massacre’ in Bethel leaves carnage, coop keepers say they have a suspect
“Everyone at first was perplexed, like, ‘What is it? Is it a fox? Is it a weasel? Is it a mink? Like, what could this be?’”
Brown bear raiding chicken coop killed by Juneau-based wildlife trooper
A brown bear that broke into an unsecured chicken coop near Tee Harbor was shot and killed after it reportedly charged a wildlife trooper. It’s the second recorded killing of a brown bear near Juneau this year.
In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die
Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
The Year In Eggs: Everyone’s Going Cage-Free, Except Supermarkets
Egg producers who for years said they couldn’t give up cages for egg-laying hens made the switch to cage-free in 2015. Big egg buyers, including McDonald’s, Nestle and Subway, made commitments, too.
Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?
The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.