Posts Tagged ‘Chicken’

Best of 2011 – Care of Chickens and other birds

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2011, we found there was a revival of interest in raising chickens in as natural a way as possible. This may well be in response to media images of caged chickens kept in battery farms. So when so many people started to think about raising a couple of chickens at home, they needed information on best care conditions. Hence the two articles we wrote this year on care of chickens.

 

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Chickens, food miles and light quality.

Friday, July 15th, 2011

In a world where the average piece of food travels between 1,500 to 2,500 miles (4,000 km) every time it is delivered to your plate, what can you do to reduce your food mileage.

 

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Raising healthy chickens – why light matters.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Research into how chickens perceive the world has given insights into how light is processed.

 

A fluorescent bulb with a flicker can cause enormous stress and lack of UV light can impact everything from choosing a viable mate to finding sufficient food.

 

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