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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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#RaisingPoultry :: the penthouse please

Before the chicks arrive at the farm, there is a ton of prep. Think of preparation on the chicken farm as the ultimate maid service, mattress connoisseur, butler, catering staff, IT guru, and healthcare professional all in one.

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White Striping in Chicken

Poultry scientists (and moms) discuss what causes white striping in chicken and explain that it is absolutely safe to eat – there is no safety concern.

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#RaisingPoultry :: the hatchery

Lauren Arbogast, a chicken farmer and blogger at Paint The Town Ag, walks us through how poultry is raised in the United States. In this post, Lauren describes the hatchery, where fertilized eggs are incubated and eventually hatch into baby chicks.

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Get to Know Jennifer, a Chicken Farmer from Mississippi

Get to know Jennifer, a chicken farmer from Mississippi. Find out how she became a chicken farmer, and her thoughts on being a farmer in the United States.

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The 3 Major Impacts of Slower Growing Chicken

Dig into the findings of a study released by the National Chicken Council, which outlines the three major impacts that slower growing chickens could have on the environment, consumer prices and the birds, themselves.

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