Tuesday, February 12, 2013

CLUCK NEWS: National, Regional, and Local


What are chickens doing inside WIRED magazine? Here's their lead paragraph:

"In the past months, there have been several troubling research reports, from different parts of the world, exploring aspects of the same problem: Multi-drug resistant bacteria are present in chicken, apparently because of the use of antibiotics in poultry production, and are passing to people who work with, prepare or eat chicken, at some risk to their health."

The article goes on cite five different sources. Read the article here.

More evidence that crowded factory conditions are dangerous and inferior to backyard hens.


As reported earlier, the Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend allowing chickens in residential areas. The final public hearing will be February 26th.

It's not too late to catch the chickens at the Florida State Fair. Fast forward to the end to see some chick pics from this year's fair. 

Tampa is rumored to have considered chickens on February 7th, but we've seen no press on the matter. if you have, please let us know. 


Manatee CLUCK is reporting that Manatee County is scheduling public meeting and work session regarding chickens on March 19th with a tentative starting time of 1:30 pm.

CLUCK is looking for a volunteer to update and organize our email contact list. Please write to sarasotacluck@gmail.com if you might be interested.

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