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300,000 Chickens Killed By Attacks on Farm Alarm Systems

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. » 3/06/15 2:55pm 3/06/15 2:55pm

This Clever Egg Washer Could Save 90 Million Chickens a Year

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… » 7/09/13 11:30am 7/09/13 11:30am

Here's the Gruesome Method of Killing, Bleeding, De-feathering and Processing a Chicken for Us to Eat

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. » 6/06/12 6:20pm 6/06/12 6:20pm

Hackmodo: Use a Chicken's Head as a Camera Stabilizer

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… » 11/24/08 3:00pm 11/24/08 3:00pm

Crafty Vendor Sells Solar-Roasted Chickens

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… » 4/22/08 10:00am 4/22/08 10:00am