Chickens

A frame from a YouTube video shows workers handling chickens at a Foster Farms plant. (mercyforanimals/YouTube)

Foster Farms Suspends 5 Workers Following Release Of Undercover Animal Cruelty Video

Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked.

06/17/2015

A bucket of KFC Extra Crispy fried chicken legs. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KFC Sues Over Rumors Company Uses Eight-Legged Chickens With Six Wings

Rumors on Chinese social media that KFC uses genetically-modified chickens with six wings and eight legs have prompted a lawsuit by the fast-food company.

06/01/2015

A chicken at a farm. (Photo credit should read Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

5.3 Million Chickens To Be Destroyed In Iowa Following Bird Flu Virus Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the bird flu virus has been found at a farm holding nearly 10 percent of Iowa’s egg-laying chickens.

04/20/2015

Baby Chick

High-Priced Eggs Lead To Bay Area Chicks Shortage

The recent rise in egg prices has led to a shortage of chicks, as more people are raising chickens at their homes.

02/12/2015

Raine Matthes

9-Year-Old Marin County Girl Loses Vote To Have Pet Chickens In Backyard

A 9-year-old Kentfield girl who has pet chickens in her backyard has lost a referendum involving Kent Woodlands Property Owners Association members to change neighborhood rules to keep the birds.

04/25/2014

Raine Matthes and Chicken

9 Yr. Old Marin County Girl’s Pet Chickens Running A-Fowl Of Kentfield Neighbors

A Marin County family is being sued by their homeowners’ association over the chickens living in their backyard. Meanwhile the 9-year-old girl who owns them is not giving them up without a fight as the dispute goes to a vote.

04/19/2014

A chicken at a farm. (Photo credit should read Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

NorCal Chickens Airlifted To East Coast Sanctuary For Retirement

Their egg-laying days behind them, some 1,200 Northern California chickens are heading for a cozy retirement on the East Coast, where they will live outside of cages and have plenty of room to spread their wings.

09/04/2013

(Photo Illustration by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

San Francisco Firm Cooks Up Sustainable, Affordable Egg Alternative

A San Francisco food producer wants to make you an omelet without breaking any eggs – and they may be able to do it with one key ingredient they make in a lab – no chicken required.

03/14/2013

A CBS 5 crew captured footage of hens starving at this ranch near Turlock in Stanislaus County on February 22, 2012. Officials said an estimated 50,000 birds were found starving to death. (CBS)

Two Groups To Save Starving Hens Found At Central Valley Ranch

After 50,000 hens were found starving to death at a Central Valley ranch, two rescue groups said they will save some of the birds.

02/23/2012

A CBS 5 crew captured footage of hens starving at this ranch near Turlock in Stanislaus County on February 22, 2012. Officials said an estimated 50,000 birds were found starving to death. (CBS)

More Than 50,000 Hens Found Starving On Central Valley Ranch

An estimated 50,000 hens are dead or will be euthanized after authorities found them starving on a chicken ranch in Central California on Wednesday.

02/22/2012

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