Chickens rule: why the backyard chook is the pet of the decade

Chickens rule: why the backyard chook is the pet of the decade

Photograph: Ilana Rose/This Chicken Life I was seduced, basically, by the aesthetics and potential wow factor of heritage breeds.Photograph: Ilana Rose/This Chicken Life We now have eight girls and are on our third flock.

Pet detective Babs Fry helps find missing dogs for free

Pet detective Babs Fry helps find missing dogs for free

They were packing for a trip to Alaska when they got the call that their 6-year-old pup had gone missing.“As a childless couple, we consider Doctor pretty much our family,” Darlene Horn, 45, told TODAY.Darlene Horn and her husband consider their dog, Doctor, a member of the family.

Sainsbury's launches mince pies for dogs so pooches can feel festive

Sainsbury's launches mince pies for dogs so pooches can feel festive

It’s not a mince pie, but Sainsbury’s is selling festive chicken, duck and cranberry-flavoured products, as well as deli sticks that taste like turkey, duck and goose.

Marmite the dog was saved by vets after swallowing two whole kebabs

Marmite the dog was saved by vets after swallowing two whole kebabs

Marmite is doing okay now (Picture: SWNS)A dog was saved by vets after he swallowed two chicken kebabs with the wooden skewers still intact. Marmite underwent an emergency three-hour operation to remove the skewers – with chicken and peppers still attached – at the Avonvale Veterinary Centre in Warwick.

Ree Drummond's new dog treat line was inspired by her recipes

Ree Drummond's new dog treat line was inspired by her recipes

The first ingredient in all of the treats is meat and the Crunchy and Meaty lines are all sourced, produced and packaged in U.S. facilities.

Dog food recalled due to toxic levels of vitamin D

Dog food recalled due to toxic levels of vitamin D

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of several brands of dog food over concerns they could contain toxic amounts of vitamin D. Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

Video captures police officer saving clucking chicken from fire

Video captures police officer saving clucking chicken from fire

Body camera footage released by the Ossining Police Department shows Officer Patrick McGovern, 35, entering a burning shed before discovering a chicken hiding behind some propane tanks. No other animals could be seen in the video, and McGovern says he has no idea why that chicken was there.

It's OK, you can dress chickens in Halloween costumes, CDC says

It's OK, you can dress chickens in Halloween costumes, CDC says

Whether you're a farmer or a Silicon Valley mogul, the agency says you should take certain precautions when dressing your chicken as Captain America so that you don't end up with a spooky case of salmonella.

Museum of English Rural Life uncovers 18th century dog pictures

Museum of English Rural Life uncovers 18th century dog pictures

Looking through one book, owned by Richard Beale, from a farm in Biddenden Kent, museum staff discovered these doodles. But it wasn’t the only animal he sketched – Richard also drew this 18th century chicken wearing a pair of trousers.

Curious about raising chickens? This company lets you rent hens for your backyard

Curious about raising chickens? This company lets you rent hens for your backyard

By contacting a Rent the Chicken affiliate in their area or ordering online, people who have no experience with chicken keeping can bring two or four laying hens into their yard along with a coop, food and water dishes, and enough feed for the six-month rental period.

Salmonella Sparks More Recalls

Salmonella Sparks More Recalls

According to NBC New York, pet food company “Nature’s Variety” is pulling three different sized packages of their ‘Instinct Raw Chicken Formula’ products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6lb, UPC #769949611486