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Warning - New Foam Suffocating Free Range Chickens in US
Science & Tech  (tags: Animals, Chickens, Animal Cruelty, Science and Technology, Suffering, Killing, Food Industry, Ethics )

- 1572 days ago -
The foam suffocates 15,000 chickens in 15 minutes. It's an American invention by Kifco in Illinois. The FDA allows the packaging of these Chickens to be sold as "Free Range". Link is to the promotion website of Avi-foamguard.
Find A Blue Chicken Egg? Congrats, Your Chicken Has A Virus
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, animals, chickens, blue eggs, discovery, interesting, news )

- 1677 days ago -
Here in the U.S., our eggs mostly come in two colors: white and brown. But there are two breeds, one in Chile and one in China, that are known to lay blue eggs. Yeah, weird, right? And a new study has figured out why that happens.
World's First Flu-Resistant GM Chickens 'Created'
Science & Tech  (tags: diseases, chickens, flu, spread )

- 2651 days ago -
Professor Helen Sang: "Not only could we use this approach to tackle bird flu but other diseases"UK scientists have created the world's first genetically modified chickens that do not spread bird flu.
Scientists Solve Half-Cock Chicken Mystery
Science & Tech  (tags: chickens, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, gynandromorphous, scientific journal Nature )

- 2960 days ago -
About one in every 10,000 chickens is gynandromorphous, to use the technical term. In medieval times, they might have been burned at the stake, as witches familiars.
Genetic Hens Lay Drug-Laden Eggs
Science & Tech  (tags: China, Chickens, Genetic Engineering )

- 4094 days ago -
BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Scientists may someday be able to use genetically modified hens to produce drugs in the whites of their eggs to treat cancer, arthritis and other diseases such as bird flu, a report released Tuesday reveals.

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