Posts Tagged ‘fowl’

Urban Eggs

January 8, 2013

Urban Eggs

Backyard Chickens are the new status symbol in hipster neighborhoods and upscale suburbs, a way to have pretty feathered pets and go green with local, fresh organic eggs. What’s not to like? Okay, aside from the noise and the odors and the expense and the cats and the authorities and the parasites and the thieves and  Avian Flu?

Plenty.

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Chickens Rule!

May 24, 2012

Chickens Rule!
Great cover story in the current Smithsonian magazine:

“How did the chicken achieve such cultural and culinary dominance? It is all the more surprising in light of the belief by many archaeologists that chickens were first domesticated not for eating but for cockfighting. Until the advent of large-scale industrial production in the 20th century, the economic and nutritional contribution of chickens was modest.”

— “How the Chicken Conquered the World,” Jerry Adler and Andrew Lawler, Smithsonian

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