Sound advice, CDC! But, uh, just why did you guys feel the need to issue this warning in the first place?
In the past two weeks, attacks at 16 South Carolina chicken houses have left over 300,000 chickens dead. Farmed chickens rarely live good lives, but these deaths were especially horrible: Someone with inside knowledge of the houses temperature alarm systems, slowly killed the chickens with heat and cold.
Each summer, public health officials in California make the rounds to "sentinel chickens" in semi-secret locations all over the state. These ordinary chickens just puttering around in their coops have an important job—without them, we'd be more clueless about where West Nile virus is.
Despite what you learned in school,there are way more than four states of matter. One possible new one, disordered hyperuniformity, was recently found in the weirdest place – the eyes of chickens.
As a nation, the United States consumes a whopping 8 billion chickens every year, and this results in a few mountains' worth of chicken feathers in pure waste. But no more, some entrepreneurs say: chicken feathers could be the future of plastic.
Regardless of which came first, chickens and their eggs are big business. In the US alone, we raise nine billion fowl—more than the total number of humans on Earth—every single year. Problem is, eggs have a natural failure rate (due to bacterial infections and such) of one percent—90 million birds annually—and our…
So you've decided to take the plunge and start raising a brood of urban chicken. Play this right and you'll have a nearly inexhaustible supply of fresh eggs. But first, you'll need to manufacture a hen or two of your own. Here's how to get a chicken from an egg—without sitting on it for three weeks.
Killing animals ain't pretty but if we eat them, we should face the reality of how it happens. Michael Ruhlman did just that, he went inside Schmidt Family Farms and was shown how the chickens you eat are killed, bled, de-feathered and processed before they hit the market.
The poultry industry routinely takes heat for the densely-crowded conditions birds are subjected to. But what if the animals didn't feel pain or suffer stress? One student thinks he has the solution—raise chickens like vegetables by lobotomizing the lot of them.
I hope you didn't need the risk of death to convince you to not have sex with animals. But just in case, know this: bestiality will give you penis cancer.
Because it's not a chicken vending machine but an egg vending machine! Live! Fresh! Good! Um, not exactly. The egg vending machine was an installation made by NOAH (think PETA but German) to show the dark side of how farms treat their chickens.
It turns out that chickens aren't just a delicious and comical nugget source. They're also one of the best Steadicams around—assuming you can keep it focused. Here's how one precocious poultry stacks up against a real human man.
Chickens! It's been a rough year for you. That salmonella outbreak wasn't your fault, but you're probably still frazzled. Besides, you should be making eggs in our yards, not giant farms. It's safer, and with the Nogg coop, very pretty.
Don't have an anti-shake camera stabilizer in your camera? Have a chicken handy? Great! Just strap your cam to its head and watch as nature's image stabilization service does all the work. According to the video, motion processors use an inertial measurement unit, which senses motion (rate, type and direction) and…
Happy Earth Day everyone! Instead of urging you to recycle all those gadgets that will otherwise leak poison into our planet, we'd rather offer you a more positive, less obvious story to whet your Earth Day appetite. Sila Sutharat runs a Thai chicken stand outside of Bangkok. He roasts 50 chickens a day. And he does…