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United Kingdom | 8 May 2015
Hunt for new hen “houses”

Louise Addy is hosting a very different kind of hen party this weekend as she aims to rehome hundreds of birds that have been saved from the slaughterhouse. Hen keeper and new British Hen Welfare T...


United Kingdom | 6 May 2015
Just 10p extra’ to cut food poisoning danger in chickens

Supermarkets are leaving families at risk of food poisoning by putting a price war with rivals above tackling a deadly bug found in chicken, one of Britain’s biggest poultry producers has said. Jer...


United Kingdom | 5 May 2015
Bakers urged to use safe eggs

Bakers have been warned to make sure they are sourcing eggs from verifiable sources following the conviction of an American egg supplier. Quality Egg has been convicted following a nationwide outbr...


United Kingdom | 29 April 2015
Ayrshire egg producer gets seven-figure investment

The funding supported the £1.1m construction of the firm’s free range poultry shed, increasing its stock of birds from 20,000 to 52,000. The firm looks to increase production capacity and upgrade i...


United Kingdom | 29 April 2015
Bright future for poultry farming, conference told

Westcountry poultry farming has a bright future ahead despite continued market volatility and a predicted fall in incomes, according to Andrew Naylor, head of Lloyds Bank Agriculture. Speaking at t...


United Kingdom | 24 April 2015
Welsh hen lays 'world's smallest egg' that's smaller than a 5p piece

It’s the chicken egg that’s smaller than a 5p piece – and the schoolgirl who found it in her pet bird’s coop reckons it might just be the world’s smallest. Shannon Hayes, 12, spotted the titchy egg...


United Kingdom | 22 April 2015
The fun of keeping chickens

The fun of keeping chickens in your backyard is top of the agenda for a talk in Ayr next week. For all who’d love to know more about keeping our feathered egg-laying friends the talk is on Tuesday ...


United Kingdom | 16 April 2015
Hope chickens will supply cholesterol-free eggs

We haven’t had laying hens for 15 years. What I remember most about having chickens are the chunks of ice I had to dump out of the water trough, the days the chickens didn’t feel like laying and ha...


United Kingdom | 16 April 2015
Workers ballot could save 50-plus jobs in Llangefni poultry plant

Workers at an Anglesey poultry plant have voted in a ballot which could save more than 50 jobs. In February, it was announced that as many as 300 jobs could be lost at the 2 Sisters plant in Llang...


United Kingdom | 15 April 2015
Green light for plans to house 270,000 broiler chickens at Little Hay near Lichfield

Plans for six units housing 270,000 broiler chickens at Little Hay have been approved by Lichfield District Council. The scheme, proposed by John Bowler Ltd of Hilton, Derby, includes the erection ...


United Kingdom | 14 April 2015
Gang of thieves attempt to rustle chickens from Derbyshire farm

A GANG fled a Derbyshire farm after they were caught trying to rustle some of its chickens. At least seven thieves are thought to have been involved in the incident, which happened at the Highfield...


United Kingdom | 13 April 2015
St David’s poultry team opens new veterinary practice

“St David’s Poultry Team Ltd has more poultry vets in more bases across the country than any other practice, with hundreds of millions of broilers under our care,” says Partner Richard Turner. “At ...


United Kingdom | 8 April 2015
How do you like your eggs? Michelin-starred chefs reveal their cracking tips...

Fried, poached or scrambled? There's lots you can do with eggs, but making them really good is sometimes trickier than it seems. The five Michelin-starred chefs in Channel 4's Burger Bar to Gourmet St...


United Kingdom | 8 April 2015
Charity 'overwhelmed' after £800 raised following mass chicken theft

Charity workers said they are "overwhelmed" after receiving more than £800 in donations to replace 65 chickens stolen last month. Children discovered the theft of 32 chickens from the Lambourne End...


United Kingdom | 7 April 2015
Poultry at risk after oil dumped on allotments

Around 45 gallons of oil have been dumped on a North-East allotment where poultry are kept. Chickens and geese have been covered in the industrial waste after it spilled across several gardens in C...


United Kingdom | 7 April 2015
Thousands of eggs stolen

A large amount of eggs have been stolen from a business on Skinners Lane, South Kyme. Police say it is unknown exactly how many were taken but likely to be in the thousands. Distinctive pink trays ...


United Kingdom | 3 April 2015
Deep-fried venison, Marmite chocolate and a surprising slice of toast: The most bizarre Easter eggs on sale in Britain revealed

They are the chocolate treats we most look forward to at Easter, and in Britain alone more than 90 million of them are consumed every year. But this year traditional Easter eggs have undergone a dr...


United Kingdom | 3 April 2015
Sedgeford poultry farm plan shelved after protests

Developers behind plans to build a poultry farm housing up to 360,000 birds between two West Norfolk villages have shelved the scheme. A letter confirming withdrawal of the application by Newcombe ...


United Kingdom | 2 April 2015
German eggs link to salmonella outbreak at Kirkby takeaway Woks Cooking

A salmonella outbreak at Kirkby take­away Woks Cooking has been linked to German eggs and poor hygiene. Health bosses have completed their final investigations into the fast food outlet which was s...


United Kingdom | 1 April 2015
Victoria Moore: Making the most of eggs

Victoria Moore from Veolia's Love Food Hate Waste campaign on all you need to know about eggs. It's the time of year where eggs are suddenly everywhere, and even though there has been a chocolate-b...


United Kingdom | 31 March 2015
British Hen Welfare Trust is due to celebrate ten years of re-homing hens

A volunteer for a scheme which helps to find new homes for hens has heaped praise on a national body ahead of its 10th birthday. Tracy Watson, 43, from Barton under Needwood, volunteers for another...


United Kingdom | 27 March 2015
Brighton sets rules for urban farming of bees, up to 6 chickens

Residents interested in keeping backyard hens and honeybees can get their coops and hives set up before summer now that City Council has approved new regulations for urban farmers. Up to six hens (...


United Kingdom | 26 March 2015
Supermarkets are refusing to cooperate with food watchdog over chicken bug fears

Supermarkets are blocking efforts to tackle a deadly bug found in chicken, a watchdog declared last night. The Food Standards Agency has found that up to 79 per cent of raw birds on sale are contam...


United Kingdom | 26 March 2015
Egg sales soar thanks to popularity of high protein diets

After decades in the doldrums, eggs appear to have a cracking future. Consumption rose by 2.4 per cent in 2014, which equates to an extra 700,000 that are boiled, scrambled and fried every day of t...


United Kingdom | 25 March 2015
Keeping it local with Stroudco Foodhub: Egg-citing choices from the Food Hub

STROUDCO attracts lots of interesting food and drink producers. Every new producer is vetted by Stroudco's voluntary management group which maintains high animal welfare standards which need to be ...


United Kingdom | 25 March 2015
'Sunshine eggs' and automated broccoli score agri-tech funding

3D cameras that can track broccoli growth and vitamin D-enhanced "Sunshine Eggs" are just a couple of the projects that have been awarded funds by Innovate UK in a move to improve the development of a...


United Kingdom | 25 March 2015
Plucky poultry keeper proves she ain't chicken with hen-sitting service

A plucky poultry keeper has shown she isn’t chicken by setting up her own hen-sitting business. Mother hen Jane Wilson, 47, has spotted a gap in the market and set up ‘Hens for the Holidays’. Sh...


United Kingdom | 24 March 2015
The free-range egg culture

As with many things in today’s age, the way we look at where our food comes from is changing pretty drastically. There is a whole section of Netflix dedicated to food documentaries, and so it’s no ...


United Kingdom | 19 March 2015
Proposals to build poultry units for up to 360,000 birds

But the agent representing the application argues that facilities like those being proposed for Sedgeford, near Hunstanton, are needed to keep up with demand from supermarkets for British meat. Bri...


United Kingdom | 18 March 2015
Scottish poultry numbers at lowest level in 10 years

Scotland’s poultry sector has seen numbers decline to the lowest level in 10 years, according to results from the December 2014 Agricultural Survey. Figures released by the Scottish Government reve...