Chickens come home to roost for new baby chick owners

Jun 17, 2020
Hatcheries across the country saw a surge in orders when the lockdown began. The chickens came first, then the eggs.
Douglas Friedman was stuck at home because of shelter-in-place orders, so he decided to raise chickens with a neighbor.
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Backyard chickens have been hip for a while, but building them a $20,000 coop takes the trend to a whole new level

Jul 16, 2018
Backyard chicken keeping has taken off in the Bay Area as residents seek ways to disconnect from technology. Most people spend $1,000 or less on their birds and coops, but a wealthier subset of chicken owners have really gotten into…
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An animal welfare rule aimed at organic egg production is on the chopping block

Jan 11, 2018
The Trump administration has proposed doing away with a rule that mandated that organic egg laying chickens spend time outdoors.
Chickens congregate on a New Hampshire farm.
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Homesteading in the digital age

Jan 9, 2018
Is there a future in growing our food and trading it for the things we want?
An urban farm in Berlin, Germany.
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Why the pass through tax is important for businesses

Nov 16, 2017
The owner of a chicken farm explains.
Lowering the pass through tax is great for business owners like Ed Fryar.
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A plan to make egg production more humane

Jun 16, 2016
Hundreds of millions of male chicks are destroyed each year.
Egg producers say they will end the practice of culling male chicks. 
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Experts still puzzling over bird flu

Jun 25, 2015
Experts are still stymied by a bird flu crisis that cost farmers millions of birds.

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12 crazy facts about chickens, and then some

Feb 12, 2015
At any one time, 20 billion chickens are alive and squawking on our planet.

Could California's humane chicken law hatch a national trend? (Map)

Jun 13, 2013
A battle is brewing over a California law that requires laying-hens to be given more space in the coop. Other egg-producing states want to override the law’s requirement.