Tag: Poultry

Truck spills thousands of chickens onto motorway

Firefighters scramble to round up thousands of birds blocking a major road following a truck crash near the Austrian city of Linz. Source: ABC Livestock Truck spills thousands of chickens onto motorway

Former grazier turns to free-range egg production

A former grazier turned free-range egg producer says his fledgling business is booming as consumers become more conscious of how their food is produced. Source: ABC Livestock Former grazier turns to free-range egg production

2017 Wyandottes Queensland Annual State Championships

Entrants from near and far (including WA, northern NSW and Charters Towers) came to the Nanango Showgrounds on the 27th May to compete in this year’s Wyandottes Queensland Annual State Championship Show. The Wyandotte breed originates in North America and is named after a native American Indian tribe. They are very eye catching birds and can lay… Read more »

Throw some turkey bacon on the barbie

A South Australian free-range turkey farmer moves into speciality products including pepperoni, bacon and chorizo. Source: ABC Livestock Throw some turkey bacon on the barbie

Why does Yolk colour vary?

Consumers link egg quality to yolk colour. Depending on the nutrition of the laying hen, yolk colour can vary from a very pale yellow to deep orange. Pigments are transferred directly from the diet to the forming egg yolks in the ovaries. Hens fed diets based on wheat, barley, sorghum or other non-pigmented grains will… Read more »

Metre-tall chicken shines light on lesser-known breed

A giant chicken becomes an internet sensation after confused video watchers believe it is a person in a chicken costume. Source: ABC Livestock Metre-tall chicken shines light on lesser-known breed