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Not too long ago, my hometown made the keeping of six backyard hens legal within city limits. Initially, I was intrigued by the possibilities. We have a big back yard and I'd love for my kids to gain a hands-on understanding that food does not originate in the grocery store or restaurant. Two things quickly squashed my plans: a letter from our home owners' association saying that the subdivision still does not allow chickens and the realization that even though I'm a veterinarian, I really know very little about how to raise chickens. On the off chance that my chicken patient load was going to increase due to the passage of the new ordinance, I decided to do a little research into the...

If trends continue, you may hear your veterinarian's receptionist utter these words more frequently. The popularity of chickens as pets and family egg producers is increasing in the U.S. As esteemed members of the family, these modern backyard farm birds are much more likely to see the inside of a veterinary hospital than those raised in earlier times. The most recent edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association (JAVMA) verifies the trend of increased chicken veterinary visits. Avian Veterinarians Seeing More Chickens Avian or bird veterinarians report that they are treating more chickens in their practices. Cited in the JAVMA article, Dr. Bruce Nixon, president of the...

A British woman whose chicken ate her diamond earring is going to have to wait until the bird dies before she can retrieve the jewelry. According to the Daily Telegraph U.K., Claire Lennon's pet chicken ate her earring while sitting on her shoulder, but surgery to retrieve it could kill the animal. Sarah, who is a male chicken, went to the veterinarian after eating the diamond earring. The vet gave him laxatives with the hope that he would pass the bauble, but when that didn't work, it seemed definite that the earring was stuck in...

How to Hypnotize a Chicken

Christopher Sheldrick of Get Chickens London, which provides information and products to potential chicken owners in London City, displays a unique method of calming down chickens in this video. Sheldrick gently lays the bird on its back and uses a stick to draw a straight line facing away from the chicken. The effect on the bird is utterly bizarre! #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-80017{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-80017, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-80017{width:521px;height:383px;display:block;}...

We would first like to say that we do not condone using a chicken in place of a basketball. We would also like to say that the chicken in this video was not harmed and that it volunteered itself in this basketball stunt. He's a pretty daring chicken, close sources reveal. He likes to live on the edge of his coop. He and his human friend decided to film his latest daredevil trick and put it out on YouTube, in case Red Bull is looking to sponsor the first action-sports chicken athlete....

Rooster Terrifies Reporter

There are those who love birds and those who don't - and then there's this guy. The news reporter tries his darnedest to hide his deep fear of birds, but alas, once his new feathered friend began to flap his wings, the honeymoon is over almost immediately. Not only did the reporter lose it, he also continued to run away from the scene. We think that was due to embarrassment more than fear. We don't know if he'll ever muster up enough courage to face a rooster again, but one thing's for sure: From now on, he will no longer be asked to cover animal news at the station....