Why did the chicken cross the globe? A new study has revealed how chickens were domesticated.
Bird flu is highly contagious in domestic flocks, and a major outbreak is underway in the US. A veterinary scientist explains what consumers need to know.
Psychologists have described a ‘meat paradox’ in the minds of meat-eating animal lovers.
Bird flu spreads to humans through close contact with infected birds.
The probiotic decreases the presence of pathogens in the animal’s gut and can be used safely on a daily basis.
A 2015 paper on chicken virus evolution is being taken out of context and used to fuel fears about COVID-19 vaccines. Its lead author aims to clarify the science in hopes of saving lives.
A lack of policy has allowed industrial chicken farms to multiply in certain parts of the UK – with a lack of consideration of the environmental and social impacts.
More than half the US production of broiler chickens is in states along the coast frequently struck by hurricanes.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
US federal regulations say little about how animals on organic farms should be treated. So if you’re planning to serve an ethical holiday dinner, you’ll have to do some research.
Animals don’t just need enough space to live – they need the right kind of space, too. An animal welfare lawyer defends our pets’ ‘right of place.’
Understanding happiness in chickens could tell us how to improve their housing.
Our research shows that, millions of years from now, fossilised chicken bones will mark the era of human domination.
Nearly half the eggs sold in Australia are free-range, but only 5% of pork comes from pigs raised outdoors.
Having looked after chickens for generations, humans are pretty good at getting them to keep on laying eggs.
There was once a chicken called Miracle Mike who lived for 18 months without a head: it’s all to do with nerves.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, thousands of Americans are raising chickens in their backyards. But without stricter regulation, urban poultry farming is risky for both humans and birds.
Eggs are tiny wonders, but even wonders can go wonky sometimes. We look at everything from double-yolkers to eggs with no shell at all.
The current review of standards for egg and poultry farming does little to assuage fears that the industry wields too much influence. Only an independent regulator can restore public confidence.
Food is just food … or is it?