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Happy Easter from the Feathered Forager

Sometimes words just aren’t necessary….

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Cocks – a photographic record

The Happy Egg Co set the bar pretty high with its “Nice Pecks” calendar in 2013, featuring “12 ravishing roosters”. But that bar has been cleared by a country mile with the following offering from Singapore-based freelance photographer Ernest Goh. Photographed for his book “Cocks”, the images of Serama chickens form part of a wider […]

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Square eggs? Squeggs?

News from Diss, Norfolk, this morning, as RSPCA Freedom Food farmer Joe Higgins appears on ITV to showcase the square eggs that his chooks have been laying. He tells the reporter that the hens are a new breed, “Floral Poi”, and has  “no idea” how they appeared. “We just opened the nest box in the […]

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Vienna – long on palaces, short on chickens

Regular viewers of this irregular blog will be familiar with Gunter’s penchant for chicken related art. A trip to the International Egg Commission spring conference in Madrid last year yielded some rich pickings, thanks to a tour of the museum of modern art. This year’s IEC event is in Vienna, and finding chicken art has […]

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Forager on best behaviour

The Forager was on best behaviour this week when invited to join the Worshipful Company of Poulters for lunch at the very splendid Armourers’ Hall in the City of London. Well, with that amount of mediaeval weaponry on display, wouldn’t you be?

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Spring has sprung

Spring is definitely in the air – as evidenced by these two, spotted in a back garden somewhere in West Sussex.

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In even better taste… Cock scratchings

M’colleague Phil recently posted here about cock soup, a dish spotted for sale in a local Tesco. Well, competition is fierce on the poultry desk and I was delighted to spot this story in the London Evening Standard. It’s a pub in Camden (where else?) that has eschewed the traditional offering of pork scratchings in […]

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In the best possible taste

Gunter, the Feathered Forager, does have certain standards – and this particular morsel, posted by a female “friend” on Facebook, falls well below them. The offending/offensive item was spotted in a local Tesco store – though at least the store manager had the decency to place it on a top shelf. Needless to say, the […]

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BEIS – are you having a laugh?

Either they’re having a laugh, or those PR boffins at the British Egg Information Service should get up from their desks and take a look out of the window. Their latest press release warns of the dangers of displaying eggs in butchers’ shop windows, lest they be damaged by excessive sunlight. “While we appreciate that […]

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Emu eggs hit market at £23.99 a shot

Word has reached the Forager that a flock of emus in Leicestershire, contracted to posh egg supplier Clarence Court (part of industrial egg packer Stonegate) has come into lay. Hurrah for that! Apparently it is a pretty hit and miss affair, occurring any time between November and May – and even then the birds only […]

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