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91,000 chickens culled amid bird flu outbreak at Japan farm

91,000 chickens culled amid bird flu outbreak at Japan farm

This is the first case of bird flu in Japan this year since the virus appeared in the country in late 2014 forcing the culling of about 1.7 million livestock after a major outbreak in late 2016.

Jan 12, 2018, 12:56 PM IST
Cancer cure in genetically engineered hens' eggs?

Cancer cure in genetically engineered hens' eggs?

The researchers plan to sell the drug to pharmaceutical companies, halving its price, so the firms can use it first as a research material, the newspaper said.

Oct 09, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted egg scandal

EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted egg scandal

Millions of eggs across Europe have been destroyed after they were found to contain traces of Fipronil.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
Owner gives bright pink vests to hens for road safety

Owner gives bright pink vests to hens for road safety

Lennox, who owns a bed and breakfast in Perthshire, Scotland, has 14 hens that occasionally wander off the property, the mashable.com reported. 

Aug 19, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
Egg-free surrogate chickens act as saviour for rare poultry breeds

Egg-free surrogate chickens act as saviour for rare poultry breeds

The advance -- using gene-editing techniques -- could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improving production of commercial hens, researchers say.

Feb 18, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

Sleeping near chicken can protect you from malaria!

Scientists found that while mosquitoes have a taste for humans, they tend to avoid chickens and other birds due to their smell, thereby protecting humans from mosquito-transmitted diseases

Jul 22, 2016, 12:45 PM IST
Influenza: Over 8,500 birds culled in govt farm in Tripura

Influenza: Over 8,500 birds culled in govt farm in Tripura

More than 8,500 chickens and ducks were culled and 10,500 eggs destroyed.

Jan 17, 2016, 18:19 PM IST

China using animals to predict earthquakes: Report

 Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

Jul 06, 2015, 12:52 PM IST

Bird flu spreads in US, but risk to people `low`

Bird flu is spreading among wild birds, chickens and turkeys across much of the United States but health authorities said Wednesday there is a low risk of people getting sick.

Apr 23, 2015, 01:19 AM IST

In Uttar Pradesh, even hens face eve-teasing!

In a bizarre case, even hens face eve-teasing in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh!

Jan 12, 2015, 10:45 AM IST

H5N8 strain of bird flu found in Taiwan

Taiwan's agriculture authority confirmed Sunday that the strain of bird flu found in a goose breeding facility in the Chiayi County was the H5N8, which is not considered to be highly pathogenic.

Jan 12, 2015, 08:49 AM IST

Hong Kong to slaughter 15,000 chickens after outbreak

As many as 15,000 chickens will be culled in Hong Kong to prevent an outbreak of bird flu, authorities said on Wednesday.

Dec 31, 2014, 10:10 AM IST

Japan orders slaughter of 37,000 chickens in bird flu outbreak

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 37,000 chickens as officials announced the third bird flu outbreak in less than a month and pledged "all necessary measures" to contain the spread.

Dec 30, 2014, 12:15 PM IST

Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak

Japan on Tuesday ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest of the country.

Dec 16, 2014, 08:21 AM IST
Chickens were domesticated in China first

Chickens were domesticated in China first

Contradicting scientists who claimed that wild hens were first domesticated in the Indus Valley in what is now western India and Pakistan, a team of international scientists has credited the Chinese for introducing the practice.

Nov 30, 2014, 16:29 PM IST

70 percent of UK chickens test positive for food-poisoning bug campylobacter

The UK food watchdog has revealed on Thursday that eight out of 10 fresh chickens bought from British supermarkets this summer were contaminated with the potentially lethal food-poisoning bug campylobacter.

Nov 27, 2014, 23:42 PM IST

Defiant Jerusalem Jews hold ritual chicken slaughter

 Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday for a religious ritual involving the slaughter of chickens defying a government ban on practising it in public.

Oct 02, 2014, 16:09 PM IST

Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux got chickens with mansion

Actress Jennifer Aniston and actor Justin Theroux inherited chickens when they moved into their USD 21 million Bel Air mansion last year.

Sep 20, 2013, 08:55 AM IST

Mexico slaughters 55,000 chickens to contain bird flu

Authorities slaughtered 55,000 chickens at a farm in the central state of Puebla where avian flu was detected, Mexico`s agriculture department said.

May 10, 2013, 12:41 PM IST

China says man dies of bird flu

A man in southern China`s Guangdong province died of bird flu Saturday a week after being admitted to hospital with a fever.

Jan 01, 2012, 12:23 PM IST

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