Latest Poultry farming News

Tampa neighborhood’s abandoned chickens find sanctuary

Jan. 22, 2022 03:12 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It started as a playful Instagram page dedicated to Ybor City’s free-roaming flocks of chickens. Dylan Breese, the founder of The Ybor Chickens Society Instagram page, gave the birds names that matched their personalities. He shared details of their days. ...

Scientists: Duck is 1st wild bird flu case in US in 5 years

Jan. 14, 2022 18:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A duck killed by a hunter in South Carolina had a contagious and dangerous bird flu that has not been detected in the wild in the U.S. in five years, officials said. The flu poses a low risk to people but can spread quickly through chicken houses and other...

Chesterfield county gives chickens more room to roam

Jan. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Jessica Lynch and her family were looking to relocate from North Carolina, Chesterfield County checked off a very specific box for them: allowing backyard chickens. Having pet chickens made it easier for Lynch’s two children to leave North Carolina and...

Thousands of cranes killed by bird flu in northern Israel

Dec. 27, 2021 14:11 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A bird flu outbreak in northern Israel has killed at least 5,200 migratory cranes and forced farmers to slaughter hundreds of thousands of chickens as authorities try to contain what they say is the deadliest wildlife disaster in the nation's history. Uri Naveh, a...

Alabama community raising stink about chicken waste stench

Dec. 25, 2021 09:53 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Janice Williams thought something was dead near her Morgan County home based on the smell, but she couldn't decide what it was. "I thought the dogs might have killed an armadillo. I searched the yard for an armadillo, but then I found out where the smell was...

Poultry plant workers in Delaware vote to oust labor union

Dec. 17, 2021 15:05 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Workers at a Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant in southern Delaware have voted to decertify the labor union that has been representing them, the company said Friday. The company said more than 80% of workers who are members of the United Food and...

UK reports unprecedented jump in early season bird flu cases

Dec. 09, 2021 08:03 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. authorities reported an unprecedented jump in early season cases of avian flu in both domestic and wild birds, triggering tight restrictions on poultry farmers across the country. The government has confirmed 40 outbreaks of avian flu among poultry and other...

Pardoned Indiana-raised turkeys now at new Purdue home

Dec. 05, 2021 09:41 AM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The two Indiana-raised turkeys given Thanksgiving pardons by President Joe Biden are now at their new Purdue University home. The turkeys arrived this past week at Purdue and were welcomed by visitors on the West Lafayette campus’ Memorial...

Many give thanks to Minnesota for producing the most turkeys

Nov. 25, 2021 13:05 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Production numbers show there's a good chance that a Thanksgiving turkey came from Minnesota, especially if you live in the Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Americans should eat about 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving. Minnesota...

Vermont's wild turkeys are a restoration success story

Nov. 25, 2021 08:39 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's wild turkey population is the result of a successful wildlife restoration project, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said. Wild turkeys had disappeared from the state in the mid-to-late 1800s when land was cleared for farming,...