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Giant monster hybrid chickens

Here’s a catchy tune to add to the lexicon of chicken-related songs. It hides few pretensions in its name, simply: “The chicken song” – but is less than complementary about the practices of the poultry industry. The song claims eggs are hatched “in dark warehouses”, and grow to full size in seven days. It also […]

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Eggs power fresh media storm

  Never underestimate the power of eggs – especially when they come in double- and even triple-yolk format. That lesson has been well and truly learned by Bristol pub owner Amy Devenish from the Gloucester Old Spot hostelry, who innocently posted a picture on Facebook of one of her customers, Al Millar, who’d been served […]

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Fancy a beer? How about one brewed in chicken?

Gunter, the Feathered Forager, is well known for enjoying a beer (see photo). That’s why he was delighted to find poultry-based ales featuring in the Telegraph recently. An article appearing on its website charting unusual beers has two  historic ales in particular caught his attention – a beer flavoured by a boiled chicken and a […]

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Blackpool – fading gem or spiritual home?

  Gunter, the Feathered Forager has been “on location” a few times during his five-year reign as the UK’s premier poultry blogger. Rio de Janeiro, the Swiss Alps and even a trip to space (well, SPACE) rank high among his more exotic destinations. But his recent visit to the north-west took him to what for […]

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Chicken suicide bombers

Distressing news from the self-appointed caliphate ISIS (also known as Islamic State). The wretches, seemingly unsatisfied with plying terror on humans, have decided to employ poultry for their nefarious, no-good deeds. This picture has emerged of a bomb strapped to a chicken – it’s almost as distressing as the lady in America that fits nappies […]

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Off to the beach? Don’t forget your chicken

  With the summer holidays upon us, it’s that time of year when the Great British Public reaches for the Factor 20 and heads to the beach. And this year, it seems, the chickens can come too. That, at least, is the suggestion from pop-up tent manufacturer, Olpro. According to their latest PR blurb to […]

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Gunter’s mad social whirl

  September looks like being a busy month in The Forager’s social calendar. Excitement levels rose first thing Friday morning with the arrival of an invitation to Poultry World reporter Jake Davies’s impending nuptials. Gunter has yet to meet the lovely Magdalen Rowley-Conwy. But the fact that the wedding invitation was chicken-themed bodes well. Moments […]

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Chicken-shaped strawberry lights Gunter’s candle

  The Daily Mail truly is the “marmite” of the publishing world. Despised and adored in equal measure, Gunter the Feathered Forager has traditionally aligned himself with the former perspective. But now his prejudice has been challenged.   Having previously been excited by a coffee stain that looks like a chicken, as well as a […]

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Jungle fowl takes to the high seas

  Everyone needs to step outside their comfort zone from time to time. But Gunter, the Feathered Forager, was decidedly pissed off to be taken from his comfortable perch in the Poultry World offices and made to spend a week on a yacht in the Outer Hebrides this June. In fact he coped remarkably well […]

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Go to work on an egg – or four

  Judging the Poultry Farmer of the Year can be a demanding task. It’s not all about flash cars, fast planes and swanky hotels, you know. The distances travelled between finalists can be gruelling – just short of a thousand miles in three days for this year’s judging panel. The pressure to think up probing […]

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