Backyard Chickens Eat Harmful Ticks, But Are Giving People SalmonellaAs disease-carrying ticks continue to spread across the country, many Americans are turning to an inventive and all-natural approach to removing ticks: chickens.
New Minneapolis Ordinance Loosens Restrictions On PetsChicken owners are among those affected. They've also loosened restrictions on cold-blooded critters.
Target Seeks To Supply 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs By 2025Target has announced that it is working this year to increase its offerings of cage-free egg products in stores across the country, with a goal of having 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2025.
Ducks Shot By Minnesota Hunters Test Negative For Bird FluTests on over 750 ducks shot by Minnesota hunters this fall have turned up no signs of the kind of bird flu that devastated the Midwest poultry industry earlier this year.
Sheriff: Brainerd Man Punches Deputy During Dog DisputeA 63-year-old Brainerd man is in custody after punching a Crow Wing County deputy over an argument about a dog loose in a chicken pen. Larry Walter Prahm is charged with fourth-degree assault, fleeing a peace officer, terroristic threats and obstructing the legal process after the Monday night incident.
USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Works On Chickens; Testing On TurkeysScientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday.
Egg Shortage Cutting Into Restaurant Profits, Menu ItemsThose who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more — if it's even on the menu.
Bird Flu Found In Egg-Laying Facility, 2M Chickens Could Be AffectedAs many as 2 million chickens may be euthanized after bird flu was found in an egg-laying facility in central Minnesota.
Good Questions: Turkey Eggs, Newspapers, MOA Money PondsConnie from Blaine wants to know: Why don't we eat turkey eggs? Chickens lay eggs more often than turkeys -- usually once a day versus a turkey's every other day. Chickens also don't incubate their eggs as long as turkeys.
Minnesota State Fair Cancels Poultry Shows Due To Bird FluAll poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop the spread of bird flu. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is also prohibiting birds from being included in swap meets, exotic animal sales and petting zoos.
Bird Flu Strikes 2 More Flocks, Upping Total Affected To 82The bird flu virus continues to infect flocks in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Tuesday that two flocks in Kandiyohi are likely to have tested positive for the disease, which would bump the total number of affected farms to 82.
Bird Flu Strikes Biggest Minnesota Farm Yet; 1.1M ChickensBird flu has struck its biggest operation yet in Minnesota — a farm with over 1.1 million chickens in Nicollet County of south-central Minnesota.
An Explanation Of Wild Birds' Role In Avian Flu OutbreakWild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying the virus and spread it to backyard and commercial flocks of chickens and turkeys.
Sen. Klobuchar Seeks Broader Compensation For Poultry FarmersU.S. Senator Klobuchar met with poultry producers Monday morning in Litchfield. She says some producers have lost everything all in one week. Klobuchar said it was very emotional with several of them breaking down.
Gov. Dayton Declares State Of Emergency Over Bird FluMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that's killed millions of birds in the state's poultry industry. The governor's order activates an emergency operations plan to support the state response to the epidemic.