chickens

Drunk man chokes 70,000 chickens to death in US


August 29th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) A man in the US has been charged with killing 70,000 chickens in a single booze-fuelled night.Joshua Shelton, 21, cut off power to a battery chicken ... Read more...

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Mexico slaughters 3.8 mn chickens to stem bird-flu outbreak


July 19th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 19 (IANS/EFE) Around 3.8 million chickens have been slaughtered as part of the effort to contain a bird-flu outbreak in the western state of Jalisco, Mexico's food ... Read more...

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Mexico bird-flu outbreak costs economy $50 mn


July 13th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 13 (IANS/EFE) An outbreak of avian flu in the western state of Jalisco has claimed 2.5 million chickens and caused $50 million in losses, a representative of ... Read more...

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Mexico to vaccinate 1 mn chickens against bird flu


July 11th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), July 11 (IANS/EFE) A shipment of 1 million doses of vaccine from China will be used to inoculate chickens over the next few days to contain a bird-flu ... Read more...

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China to use chicken army to fight locusts


July 7th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) An "army of chickens" will be employed by the administration of a Chinese province to fight locusts in its pastureland.Gansu province in northwest China will send ... Read more...

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Boyle agitates animal right activists


June 14th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
London, June 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Danny Boyle has come under fire for planning to include live animals in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, with campaigners branding his ... Read more...

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Terror leader offers camels to capture Obama, chickens for Hillary


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A top leader for an Al Qaeda affiliate offered 10 camels as bounty to capture US President Barack Obama and 20 chickens for US Secretary ... Read more...

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Indian peacekeepers treat 15,000 animals in South Sudan


May 31st, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 31 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers have treated over 15,000 animals in conflict-hit South Sudan since 2011, the head of its veterinary unit said.The veterinary unit of the United ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to catch man-eating crocodiles


April 13th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's wildlife department has launched an operation to catch man-eating crocodiles in rivers close to villages.The wildlife department is searching river banks in parts of ... Read more...

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Hen sits on wrong nest, hatches ducklings


April 4th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) This Broody hen in Britain has hatched a clutch of ducklings after she nested over the eggs apparently unaware that they had been laid by a ... Read more...

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French village to hand out chicken to cut waste


April 2nd, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) A village in France has proposed giving two chickens to each household that would help in cutting down on organic waste, BBC reported.Officials in the village ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Immunise chicken to fight food-borne illness


March 26th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) The simple expedient of vaccinating chickens against the bug C. jejuni could cut down the incidence of food poisoning.If C. jejuni contaminated poultry is not prepared ... Read more...

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Over 300 chickens culled in Nepal farm


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) About 350 chickens have been culled in a farm in Nepal following confirmation of an outbreak of bird flu.Bal Krishna Bhusal, chief of the district public ... Read more...

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Huge pet crocodile seized in Mexico


February 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) A 150-kg pet crocodile was seized from a house in Mexico, officials said.The two-metre-long crocodile, named "Chuy", was seized from Tlaquepaque city in western Jalisco ... Read more...

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Bird flu: 7,000 fowls culled in Bhubaneswar


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) About 7,000 fowls were culled Sunday in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case was detected in a government-run institution, an official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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Bird flu traces found in Nepal


February 5th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (IANS) As around 8,000 chickens have died of bird flu , or H5N1 virus in the Nepal's Sunsari district in last few days, more traces of the ... Read more...

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Bird flu: Culling of birds planned in Bhubaneswar (Lead)


February 4th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha Saturday decided to cull poultry in parts of its capital city Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, official said."The culling operation ... Read more...

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Bird flu case surfaces in Bhubaneswar


February 4th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 4 (IANS) Odisha has banned the movement of poultry and related products from an area in the capital Bhubaneswar after a bird flu case surfaced in the city, ... Read more...

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More poultry birds culled in Odisha


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Thousands of more poultry birds were Wednesday culled in Odisha after bird flu hit a new area, an official said.Officials and veterinarians launched the culling operation ... Read more...

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Silverstone supports animal adoption for Christmas


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Actress Alicia Silverstone has a unique gift suggestion for her fans this Christmas. She has urged them to gift animal sponsorship to their loved ones.The "Clueless" ... Read more...

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Bangladesh culls 14,000 birds


December 20th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 20 (IANS) Nearly 14,000 chickens were culled and about 50,000 eggs were destroyed since an outbreak of bird flu was detected in Bangladesh last month.Officials told Xinhua Tuesday ... Read more...

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Jose Benítez blames tap water for increase in gay population


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lima, Peru, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Peruvian mayor is blaming the country’s tap water for the increase in the number of homosexuals in the country. Mayor Jose Benitez of Huarmey in ... Read more...

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Bird flu detected on Bangladesh farm


November 15th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) Over 11,000 poultry birds were culled and 43,000 eggs destroyed after the bird flu virus was detected at a poultry farm in Bangladesh.The culling operations began ... Read more...

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Miraculous escape for mother, daughter in Britain


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) A mother and daughter in Britain had an incredible escape after their car was crushed under a giant lorry carrying 3,000 chickens.The daughter was driving the ... Read more...

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Upset tummies cost Britain 11 mn working days a year


September 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) One in four Britons suffers a stomach upset every year. This equates to more than 11 million lost working days each year, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Tribals ostracise woman for ploughing


July 29th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) Villagers in Orissa ostracised a woman for more than a fortnight for ploughing land, an act which they say dispeased their diety because it is meant ... Read more...

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Animal rights group awards children’s film


June 23rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Animated children's film "The Green Chic - Finding Dad" has been awarded by an animal rights organisation for conveying the message of compassion for animals, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Lab-grown meat would cut emissions: Study


June 20th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Meat grown artificially in labs would generate a tiny fraction of emissions associated with conventional livestock production, a study says.Lab-grown meat will be a greener alternative ... Read more...

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Regulate use of antibiotics on animals: Activists


May 19th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Citing animal welfare and human health concerns, NGO Humane Society International (HSI) Wednesday urged the government to ban the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics on farm ... Read more...

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Witherspoon gears up for messy Easter


April 24th, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon has planned a bizarre egg race to play with her family on Easter.Witherspoon, who lives on a California ranch with new husband Jim ... Read more...

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Had warned of PAC-JPC overlap: Congress (Lead)


April 15th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it had warned earlier of an overlap in the functions of the parliamentary panels - Public Accounts Committee and Joint ... Read more...

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School children suspended after chicken prank


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Woodbridge, Mar 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are indications that some students in Woodbridge must have landed themselves in soup in their school while playing pranks with chicken.Some seniors in the school though ... Read more...

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Sugars play key role in bacterial infection in humans: Study


March 18th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): Australian researchers have revealed that sugars that change their shape with temperature could be a key to bacterial infection in humans.The findings could lead to new ways to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How chickens ‘keep their cool’


March 16th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The Transylvanian naked neck chicken - once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance - owes its distinctive look to a complex genetic mutation, ... Read more...

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Scientists say that chickens are capable of empathy


March 9th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists claim that chickens have the ability to feel the pains of others.The correct term for such feeling is empathy and for a very long time ... Read more...

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