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Researchers confirm that it is possible to determine the sex of chicken eggs

January 17, 2020

Researchers at Linköping University have developed a method that can identify which eggs will become cockerels on the…
Study: Pig virus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys

January 16, 2020

First test of cross-species transmission suggests potential for human susceptibility. The first animal study of a pig virus’s…
The first gene-edited birds – scientists are trying to fix our chickens

October 2, 2019

There are no wild chickens. It is an animal that humans pretty much invented by breeding wild fowls.…
Cracking eggshell nanostructure

April 9, 2018

How is it that fertilized chicken eggs manage to resist fracture from the outside, while at the same…
Breeding Resistant Chickens for Improved Food Safety

November 7, 2017

A new test developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas, could make it easier…
Tropical plant combats parasites in chickens

May 11, 2017

A new treatment of the widespread chicken parasite, the Ascaridia galli roundworm, is based on a tropical plant…
Chicken immune system ‘too slow’ to beat Campylobacter

March 27, 2017

New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough…
Is a trend for pink chicken livers making us sick?

September 1, 2016

People are being warned to take the current trend for ‘pink’ chicken liver recipes with a pinch of…
Backyard Chickens Harbor Many Parasites

January 12, 2016

Backyard chickens may not live as good of a life as most people think. Researchers at the University…
Study using genetic lines of chickens reveals evolution happens faster than thought

November 2, 2015

A critical component of an experiment that proved evolution happens 15 times faster than was previously believed relied…
Anivax Licenses UA-Developed Poultry Vaccine

May 4, 2015

Collaborative effort of researchers, shepherded by Tech Launch Arizona, results in venture that should reduce colonization by Campylobacter…
New Procedure to Test NDV Vaccines

April 20, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed an improved Newcastle disease virus (NDV) vaccine evaluation procedure that…
Chickens and turkeys ‘closer to dinosaur ancestors’ than other birds

December 12, 2014

New research suggests that chickens have experienced fewer gross genomic changes than other birds as they evolved from…
Chickens tell tale of human migration across Pacific

March 19, 2014

Wild chickens are everywhere in Hawaii but how did they get there? Flickr/jaybergesen, CC BY Holiday in Hawaii and one…
In the eye of a chicken, a new state of matter comes into view

February 25, 2014

Along with eggs, soup and rubber toys, the list of the chicken’s most lasting legacies may eventually include…
Delivering Vaccines Chicks Can Gobble Up

January 29, 2014

An alternate vaccine delivery system for newborn chicks has been developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists to improve…
Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken

December 9, 2013

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, plant-based products including chocolate chip cookies, cookie dough and mayonnaise…
Automated comfort for free-range hens

September 16, 2013

A new control system from Siemens is providing free-range hens with more comfort and also reducing their risk…
Live from the hen’s egg

July 12, 2013

A new MRI technology enables researchers to capture moving images in real time Göttingen scientists have, for the…
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