Daily Archives: April 2, 2013

Study looks at why chickens overeat

April 2, 2013
Study looks at why chickens overeat

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The welfare of poultry could be improved by a discovery about how chickens regulate their appetites. University of Edinburgh scientists have identified how a chicken’s genetic make-up can affect the signals sent from its stomach to its brain that tell a chicken when it has had enough to eat. Poultry farmers...

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USPOULTRY launches app

April 2, 2013
USPOULTRY launches app

TUCKER, Ga. — U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has launched an app with iTunes and on the Android market. Titled, USPOULTRY, the app is a free download and provides easy to view access to key information about the association. Featured areas include information about USPOULTRY’s seminars, products, programs, news, social media and annual expo. “The...

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6,000 chicks die in fire at Perdue facility

April 2, 2013
6,000 chicks die in fire at Perdue facility

The Associated Press POCOMOKE CITY, Md. — Officials at Perdue Farms say 6,000 chicks were killed in a fire at its research facility near Pocomoke City. Spokeswoman Julie DeYoung says the fire broke out about 3:15 p.m. March 27 in two buildings on the campus. She says no employees were there because all had...

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