China using animals to predict earthquakes: Report

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

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.

In Uttar Pradesh, even hens face eve-teasing!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Japan to slaughter 410,000 chickens for bird flu

An official says bird flu has been
detected on a farm in southern Japan.

GM chickens that don`t spread bird flu

European scientists have found a way to genetically modify chickens so that they don`t transmit bird flu.

GM chickens that don`t spread bird flu

European scientists have found a way to genetically modify chickens so that they don`t transmit bird flu.

Morales` comments on gays, chickens trump climate event

A three-day conference on climate change in the central Bolivian town of Tiquipaya made more headlines for the striking comments by Bolivian President Evo Morales than any concrete proposals.

Chickens outperform humans in ability to see colour

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that chicken retina outperforms humans in ability to see colour.