>Consider the decision last month by the agriculture department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to allow poultry plants to process diseased chickens for human consumption.
>In July the FSIS approved a petition from the National Chicken Council requesting that slaughterhouses be allowed to process broilers infected with Avian Leukosis — a virus that causes chickens to develop cancerous lesions and tumors. Inspectors would no longer be required to examine the first 300 birds of each flock for signs of the disease, and processors would be able to cut off tumors and lesions and then process the rest of the bird. The approval has led to a proposed rule change that is now before the food safety administrator Paul Kiecker.
>Here’s what we know about Avian Leukosis: A small percentage of birds (less than 1%) are diagnosed with the virus each year, but it spreads quickly through flocks and tens of thousands of chickens are condemned annually due to exposure. While it’s unlikely... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm quitting cold turkey
You know at the Museum of Science and Industry they have those heated incubators where you wan watch baby chicks hatch? Those eggs come from our poultry farm (Race St. south of Windsor Rd.) and a guy drives down from Chicago every week to get them. Figured it's a fun fact not many people know.
Also shoutout to the poultry farm in general. You can buy their eggs from the Meat Science Lab sales room.
I don't see why everyone stands back aghast in horror when I mention I'm curious as to what hummingbird tastes like. It's probably a sweet tender meat, because of their diet of flower jizz. A few dozen hummingbird breasts stuffed with a water chestnut wrapped in maple bacon and broiled sound devine. Bonus points for a honey butter biscuit on the side.
Don't act like y'all aren't curious.
My dog has bad allergies and I'm trying to formulate an effective raw diet that won't cost an arm and a leg. I'm making it myself at home. She's very allergic to poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, etc) and beef - and most raw diet recipes seem to hinge on those. I live in Los Angeles so pork, chicken and beef are easy to come by but things like goat are not. Goat milk is. I can do sardines and salmon, but fish is weirdly expensive here so that adds up.
Does anyone have any suggestions for balancing a mainly pork raw diet? I understand pork bones are out, will the addition of sardines be enough for calcium? If I feed salmon once or twice a week will that be enough for oils etc?
UPDATE: Mighty was found and is back at the Poultry Lab!
Please keep an eye out for this cat around campus, especially in the Dejope/Natatorium/vet school area. He answers to "Mighty" and is missed by the entire barn staff and the chickens. He is microchipped.
ETA: I mistakenly called the facility the Poultry Barn. Contrary to the image that calls up, the Poultry Lab is not an open-air barn, but rather a secure & enclosed facility.
Could I please have a suggestion for where to buy hormone-free poultry that is less expensive than Fortinos?
I’m buying enough for my family, but I’m happy to buy a relatively larger quantity and freeze it. Also I’m totally willing to drive outside of Burlington.
Edit: It sounds like as long as the chicken is Canadian it'll be what I'm looking for (hormone and antibiotic free). Thanks very much for the replies.
They had a real tight thing going on. Anyone know what the story was with Henrietta's? Economics? I guess it doesn't matter. I just want that sweet chicken in my life again.
Trump ordered them to work at the beginning of May and since then they have dropped from the news. They were asking for basic social distancing and protective wear. Does anyone know how they're doing?
I know I could look this up on Google but I wanted to ask you guys since everyone does it differently.
How have your experiences been with portable/temporary electric poultry netting?
I want my hens to be able to free range a bit, but we have a young Labrador that I don’t fully trust (she’s young and sweet, but she’s still a lab bred from field lines and not even 2 years old yet). My neighbor also says there is a fox that lives in the woods behind us that she sees some mornings. There are also your usual assortment of suburban cats around, though they tend to avoid our yard because of the dog (who just wants to play, but apparently doesn’t speak play in Cat).
As such, our coop is rather fortified. But the girls could really use some free range come spring, even if just a few hours a day.
Enter, electric poultry netting that we could move into sections of the yard for them. But is it strong enough to protect from these worries? I can’t imagine the dog needing more than one lesson about nosing the fence, but I don’t know that for sure.
Edit to add: we do have a chain link fence a... keep reading on reddit ➡
jk of course not
By that, I mean the climax of the episode with Abed and Jeff in the kitchen together. Its probably because just like Abed, I also have Aspergers, and have had problems with connecting with others as well. Despite the rest of the episode being really silly (in a good way), I just can't see that particular scene without getting teary-eyed. Does anyone else feel the same way, or am I just crazy?
The Nigerian poultry industry is on the brink of collapse and could lose about N1 trillion (US$ 2.6 billion) annually, threatening at least 1 million jobs.
The Central Bank of Nigeria issued a directive in June banning the importation of maize, hinging its decision on the need “to increase local production, stimulate a rapid economic recovery, safeguard rural livelihoods and increase jobs,” Premium Times reported.
However, the programme director of the Lagos Business School Agribusiness Programme, Ikechukwu Kelikume, stated that the policy could further compound the woes of poultry farmers given that maize is very scarce and, where available, very expensive. Fast forward 2 months and Gbemisoye Agboola, chairman of Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), on behalf of numerous stakeholders in the industry, including Day Old Chicks Merchants Association of Nigeria, Livestock Industry Foundation for Africa (LIFA), and Feed Millers Association of Nigeria, is appealing to Nigeria’s presiden... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, I live in the Philippines, tropical country. In our food processing plant, chicken for KFC and other chicken products, condensation is very evident on the ceiling. Any tips how to address this? The system used is ammonia.
All hail Poultry Man.
I'm willing to travel a little, but I don't know of any places in my immediate area. I'm particularly interested in purchasing whole birds to butcher at home.
I'm moving from San Francisco to Palo Alto at the end of the month — I'm looking for a good meat and poultry market that's not too crazy expensive. I usually go to Fatted Calf here in the city, but exploring something similar!
Hello r/chickens, I'm hoping I can pull on some of your collective knowledge and expertise in identifying the breeds of some birds I've gathered up here: https://imgur.com/gallery/LBuLmLc.
Bonus points if anyone is also able to shed some light on the breeds of duck at the end of the list!
Thanks in advance for any help or insight you can offer!