Square meal

“Free range chickens are allowed a square metre each.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/17/close-to-the-sheds-the-smell-is-overpowering-inside-a-herefordshire-mega-farm

250 laps is a whole kilometre!

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Barncake Day

“While free-range egg farmers would prefer their birds to be outside, they also wouldn’t want to risk the health of their birds. Their sheds have plenty of room for the birds to move around freely and include scratching areas so birds can still display their natural instinctive behaviour.
Farmers have also put in additional stimulants like footballs, cabbages and even Christmas trees to keep the birds happy.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/28/eggs-temporarily-lose-free-range-status-due-to-bird-flu-restrictions

In ancient times, jungle fowl were originally domesticated for their invaluable natural instinct to peck up fallen pine needles.

After perfunctory testing on chickens, cabbage is set to be marketed as a natural alternative to recreational stimulants.

Why Did The Chicken Cross the Pond?

“While European producers must safeguard the security and hygiene of products through the entire food chain, US producers use chemicals such as chlorine dioxide at the end of the production chain to kill pathogens in poultry meat; a measure that the study says is both cost-effective and hazardous.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2986876/ttip_the_downfall_of_european_agriculture.html)

Another potential benefit of TTIP: a menu including American delights such as Chlorine Chicken.

Marinade

“They ended up having to fetch chickens out of trees where they’d taken refuge from the floodwaters, and bring them into the restaurant – to the consternation of the chef.” (http://www.foe.co.uk/blog/englands-flooded-pubs-drowned-towns-people-facing-climate-change)

Soupe du jour: poulet de la mer

(Did they float or fly? Ingenious creatures.)

Poultrid

“The 53-foot trailer, dripping the rancid juices of rotting chicken, was discovered Tuesday near the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula. It contained an estimated 37,000lbs of chicken worth $80,000, officials said.” (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/rancid-chicken-truck-montana)

It’s not just the truck that carried the chuck,
But the tricklin’ that comes from the chicken.