A study of the welfare of caged production hens has recommended chickens have access to a nest box to lay their eggs without being disturbed.
A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science helps researchers further understand how microbials and probiotics affect poultry health.
According to the USDA, Americans consume some 8 billion chickens and 75 billion chicken eggs annually. Despite the importance of chicken in the US diet however, few in this country rely on the birds for their economic livelihood.
A lone rooster sees a lot of all the hens in the flock, but the hen with the largest comb gets a bigger dose of sperm - and thus more chicks. This sounds natural, but behind all this is humanity's hunger for eggs.
With increasing public awareness of animal welfare, how much more are people willing to pay for the happiness of the animals they eat?
Initial studies show a fungus grown in the leftovers of ethanol production could be a good energy feed for pigs and chickens.
Hyperimmune egg yolk antibodies can be used to help control intestinal diseases in poultry, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.
Chickens cant speak, but they can definitely make themselves heard. Most people who have visited a poultry farm will recall chicken vocalization the technical term for clucking and squawking as a memorable ...