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All the world’s a….chicken

  What do you get if you slide South America up a bit, rotate North America by about 20 degrees clockwise, relocate Australia to just off Alaska, and shove everything a bit closer together? Well, the results speak for themselves…..

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A sort of feather in a sort of cap

After years covering the risk campylobacter plays to human health, at first, this chance encounter in the pub seemed a perfect opportunity to offer some advice on the handling of raw poultry. Unfortunately, the chap in the chicken hat was only interested in two things; a free cigarette and some spare change. He was obliging […]

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Size matters…

One of the grandest honours related to becoming Poultry World editor is taking pride of place at the top of our web page, www.fwi.co.uk/poultry But the Forager was perturbed to find the new appointee didn’t quite stand up, when compared to colleagues on other desks of the Farmers Weekly website. Take, for example, Richard Alison, […]

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Jesus takes dim view of ‘racist’ cockerel

  For the second time this year, the Forager’s beady eye has been drawn to an article in The Times relating to chickens. (See also: No multi-tier here, as paper gets it wrong.) “What a cockadoodle to-do: Cambridge removes ‘racist’ statue” tells the tale of a decision by Jesus College, Cambridge to remove a statue of […]

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Gunter (and friends)…….

  The Forager has been having lots of fun with his latest free download from the App store. OK, he needed a bit of human intervention to get MSQRD (short for masquerade) up and running. But the results were impressive nonetheless, we think you’ll agree…..

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It’s snow time, as Gunter heads to the mountains

  Living in the UK can, at times, seem like a pressurised existence.  This tends to be amplified for those living in Greater London, while those who reside in Quadrant House, Sutton – home of Poultry World and Farmers Weekly – can feel the stress even more. Gunter, the Feathered Forager, was therefore pleased to […]

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No multi-tier here, as paper gets it wrong

  One should always be careful when pointing out the mistakes of others, in case there is a beam lurking in your own eye. But the Forager was amused to spot the photo used in a recent Times newspaper article in relation to flat-deck versus multi-tier systems of housing free-range hens. The article, covering the […]

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Sorting the good eggs from the tossers

  As pun-ridden and cliché-ridden press releases go, they simply don’t get any better than this morning’s D2 Communications summing up of the annual “politicians versus media” pancake race in Westminster. PR guru Don Delaney gets off to a cracking start (actually, that is about the only egg-based pun that doesn’t put in an appearance), […]

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Cage eggs masquerade as free range

  At risk of being a touch pedantic, the Forager was amused by the front cover of the latest NFU Poultry magazine – previously known as Poultry Forum. The cover was promoting the Health and Welfare feature in the February issue (just as Poultry World had in it’s February issue – did someone look at […]

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Chicken wings – America’s favourite snack

  By any stretch of the imagination, 1.3 billion is a big number – especially when it comes to chicken wings. Apparently, that’s the number of wings the American population chomps through during the course of the annual Super Bowl in early February. But what do 1.3 billion chicken wings actually look like (and do […]

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