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3 Reasons Why Antibiotics Are Given to Chickens

There are 3 reasons why antibiotics are given to chickens: to help keep chickens healthy, prevent animal suffering and to minimize environmental impacts.

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Why Are Chickens Often Raised Inside?

As a chicken farmer, I’m often asked why farmers raise chickens inside poultry houses. There are three main reasons why farmers raise chickens inside: protection from extreme weather, predators and disease.

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Get to Know Daniel, a Chicken Farmer from Kentucky

Get to know Daniel. He raises broilers (meat chickens) in Kentucky. Find out why he loves being a farmer.

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Farm Babe: Take a look inside an organic ‘factory farm’ | AGDAILY

You may be surprised to learn that there are actually a lot of similarities between conventional and organic chicken. The Farm Babe takes a look inside an organic chicken farm and finds that organic chicken farming is very similar to conventional chicken farming.

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4 Reasons Why Chickens are NOT Given Added Hormones

77 percent of Americans believe that chicken contains added hormones. But the truth is that no chicken sold or raised in the U.S. is given added hormones.

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#RaisingPoultry :: Bye Bye Birdie

There comes a time to say goodbye to our feathered friends. Lauren Arbogast, @PaintTheTownAg, explains what goes into transporting chickens to processing.

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Debunking the Myth that Chickens are “Suffering”

Dive deeper into claims made by animal rights groups that “chickens are suffering” and get the facts. All current measurable data – livability, disease, condemnation, digestive and leg health – reflect that the national broiler flock is healthier than in years past. And breeding chickens that “suffer” doesn’t make sense from a welfare OR business standpoint.

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Get to Know Jenny, a Chicken Farmer and Agriculture Educator

Get to know Jenny, a poultry farmer from Maryland and an agriculture editor. Find out how she became a chicken farmer, and her thoughts on being a farmer in the United States.

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#RaisingPoultry :: Incoming!

The same day that baby chicks hatch, they are transported to the farm. Learn about all the steps that goes into unloading the chicks and making sure they have everything they need to grow up big and healthy.

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#RaisingPoultry :: Home Peep Home

Poultry farmer, Lauren Arbogast, gives us a quick look at the outside of a poultry house.

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