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2013-06-06 23:02:24

City Chicks - Taking eating local to a new level at Livingston Farmers Market (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 A new trend, raising chickens for fresh eggs, is now popular within the city limits. Concern about factory farming practices has urban dwellers taking their shopping to local farmers markets or better yet, their own backyards. From the suburbs to the city centers, chicken coops are springing up everywhere. The trend is typically with younger families with small children or younger singles....

Pork And Beef Cut Names Set To Change
2013-04-10 18:22:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With grilling season heating up, the US meat industry is overhauling its nomenclature for various cuts of meat. As a joint effort by the National Pork Board and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the updates to the Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards (URMIS) are designed to “increase consumer confidence by simplifying common names for meat and offer shoppers consistent, easy-to-follow preparation...

Roosters Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Because Of Genes Not Light
2013-03-18 16:01:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the finest minds in Japan have finally unlocked one of the world´s greatest mysteries. Animal physiology researchers Tsuyoshi Shimmura and Takashi Yoshimura of Nagoya University in Japan have said they now understand what stirs a rooster to crow in the morning, and it´s not the sun. Farmers have relied on roosters as mother nature´s alarm clock for centuries, but it was never fully understood if these...


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Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. It was introduced into the United States of America in the early nineteenth...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874. It was the most popular meat bird between the 1850s and the...

New Hampshire chicken
2014-07-07 08:11:54

The New Hampshire chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of New Hampshire in the United States of America. It was developed using Rhode Island red chickens and selective breeding was used to produce a different breed with rapid maturity and feather growth and enhanced egg laying abilities. The breed was accepted as an official breed by the American Poultry Association in 1935. The New Hampshire chicken varies in weight depending upon the sex, with cocks...

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

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