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Gymnasium to build those pecks

  You’d have thought backyard chickens would have range enrichments enough. Assuming they are occasionally let out of their Eglu runs, or whatever other housing arrangement the average backyard keeper lavishes on their flock, most are able to express their natural behaviours through such activities as scratching up the lawn or excavating the pot plants. […]

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Chinese lady spends solid week in KFC

A sad tale of a woman scorned spending a solid week in a KFC restaurant in China has plucked the Forager’s heartstrings. It has been widely reported across the globe that poor Tan Shen, 26, from China’s southwest Sichuan Province, sought a week of comfort eating without break. It was, she explained, because she needed […]

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Damn those vegetarian diets

Like any red blooded rooster, Gunter the Feathered Forager takes pride in his virility. He was therefore somewhat alarmed by recent research from Loma Linda University Medical School in southern California which has revealed that vegetarians have lower sperm counts. According to the four year study, vegetarians had just 50 million sperm per ml compared […]

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Gunter takes his place at the Farming Oscars

  As regular readers of The Feathered Forager will know, Gunter is something of a socialite – always keen to leave his perch in the Poultry World offices and ruffle a few feathers at industry functions throughout the land. So he was not going to miss out on this year’s Farming Oscars – the Farmers […]

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Where chicken comes from

  Consumers in the UK are often accused of “not knowing where their food comes from”. Clearly, that is not the case in China….

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Hideous Chinese chicken

Many thanks to our colleague on the FW Arable desk, Adam Clarke, for his contribution to the chicken miscellany here at Poultry World Towers. What it lacks in looks, it more than makes up for with its squeak, which was loud enough to shock almost 50 harried journalists into looking up from their keyboards in […]

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Last big egg posting ever….

  Having majored on over-sized eggs in the past – indeed, in the recent past – The Forager is pleased to announce that this is the last post he will ever make on the subject – simply because anything else would be an anti-climax. It has emerged that the largest egg in the world is […]

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Poultry World takes on the Ice bucket challenge

All it took was an internet craze and a chicken suit to convince hapless Poultry World reporter to take on the ice bucket challenge. For those who haven’t heard, or been nominated themselves, the idea is to show support for sufferers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone disorder by tipping a bucket of […]

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Now that’s what I call a Biggie

  It’s been a while since we featured an unusually large egg on The Feathered Forager. But it’s definitely been worth the wait, with this contribution from Irene Robbins of East Sussex. Eggscruciating…..

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‘We have entered the age of the professional hen racer…’

The Forager has been to Bonsall, Derbyshire recently, to view what is a perfect example of English eccentricity: The World Championship Hen Races.     It’s no flash in the pan either. Hen racing has gone on in the area for more than 100 years, according to organiser David Wragg, and the current incarnation is now in […]

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