Virtual Reality: Bringing the Farm to Your Living Room

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jonty Whittleton

I'm standing in the middle of a pig shed. To my left and right, I see row after row of tightly packed sows and their squealing piglets. The building is a sorry sight - hard, featureless, sometimes barely visible in the dim light. I want to leave, except I'm not actually "there". Welcome to the curious world of virtual reality.

Change for Chickens: How NGO-Corporate Partnerships Can Have Global Impact for Farm Animals

Jonty Whittleton | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK
Jonty Whittleton

For egg-laying chicks at least, we are moving slowly but surely to a "post-cage" era. Nestlé, the world's largest food company today announced they will use only cage-free eggs in all U.S. products within the next five years.

Chicken 'Cruelty' On British Farms Still Being Ignored, Say Campaigners

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

This week marks British Egg Week, but the "cruelty" endured by caged chickens is still going largely ignored, a leading animal rights organisation has...

A Cage Is Still a Cage

Philip Lymbery | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

The industry heralds these cages as a vast improvement to the banned barren battery cage. But when you see the way these cages still leave hens crammed, with barely any space to stretch their wings, even with minimal 'enrichment', it's clear a cage is still a cage. The 'enrichment' in these cages is little more than window dressing, a cynical sop to consumer concerns. 300 million hens are currently living this way in the EU. Please join our campaign. And help us end the cage age once and for all.

Nine Ways Chickens Have Given My Life Balance

Helen Redfern | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Redfern

If you've watched any of the Jurassic Park films it's hard to believe that the Tyrannosaurus Rex's closest living relative, the chicken, could be credited with restoring balance into my life. And, even further, actually changing my life.

This Is The Best Video Of A Boy And A Chicken That You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Comedy

We're calling it. This is the best video of a boy and a chicken that you'll see today. Or, possibly, any day. Because, as you'll see, the boy (Maso...

McDonald's To Phase Out Antibiotics In Chicken Amid Resistance Fears

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

McDonald's has revealed that it will be phasing out the use of antibiotics in chicken sold across its UK restaurants. This comes amid health concer...

Why 'The Hobbit' Shows We Still Think It's Okay to Humiliate Men for Being Afraid

Dan Bell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dan Bell

The chief soon meets a satisfyingly grizzly end, but one of his henchmen, Alfrid, is washed up alive and goes on to become a source of derision throughout the film. The reason? He's a man who is an unrelenting coward.

Here's What A Sneezing Chicken Sounds Like

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Ever wondered what a chicken sounds like when it sneezes? Of course you have. You're only human. So thank goodness for Squeak, the chicken from Bri...

Virtual Reality For Chickens, To Convince Them They're Free Range (When They Aren't)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Tech

A virtual reality system for chickens has been proposed to see whether it can convince the birds they are living a free range life when they are not. ...

Why Did The Chickens Close The Motorway? It's A Sad Story Actually...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Around 1,500 chickens have been killed after a lorry carrying almost 7,000 of the live birds crashed into a safety barrier on the M62 in greater Manch...

The Joy of Chicken Keeping

Annabel Burn | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Our five chickens arrived a couple of months ago, and what a joy they have been. They are such curious little things. They love following the dogs around, and investigating visitors, mirrors, or anything new in their environment.

WATCH: Chinese Police Chasing 3,000 Chickens

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Why did the chicken cross the road, etc, etc......

WATCH: Is This The Best Advert Ever Made Involving Chickens?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Comedy

No, really. This beats... erm... well, we can't think of any other adverts involving chickens off the top of our head. But we're sure it's bett...

New RSPCA Chicken Welfare Initiative: Another Reason to Buy Freedom Food

Dr Marc Cooper | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Dr Marc Cooper

Better information about the health and welfare of different chicken breeds can help farmers make informed decisions about the breeds they choose to rear and, just like independent reviews of other products we buy, it could also allow retailers and shoppers to make informed choices about the chicken meat they select.

'In Relation to Animals, all Humans Are Nazis' - Animal Rights Today Part One

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

'When we were children', he explains, 'we listened to our parents read us a story about animals, we smiled and giggled, we mimicked the noises the animals made, we wanted to play with them.. not have someone shove a knife in their throat and cut them up into pieces'.

WATCH: Fowlty Towers Chicken Hotel Opens In Kent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Comedy

It's the age-old problem facing eggs-asperated chicken-owners across the country. Who looks after your hens when you go on holiday? After all, you can...

WATCH: Little Boy Chased By Hungry Chickens

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Comedy

We're not certain what breed of chickens these pesky peckers are, but one thing's for sure: they want this kid's bag of food and they want it now. ...

PETA To Distribute New Chicken Translation Devices (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Daisy La Porlof | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK

In what could be a revolutionary moment in farming history, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have announced they will be distributin...

Are Chickens To Blame For Female Urinary Tract Infections?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

American researchers have discovered that a germ strain found in E. coli, which causes painful urinary infections in women, could come from chickens. ...

Back For More

PA | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Inbetweeners stars Joe Thomas and Simon Bird have landed a series for their First World War sitcom, Chickens. The duo filmed a pilot episode, scree...

Something To Crow About: Hen Lays Egg The Size Of A Cricket Ball

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

The chickens came home to roost for one hen in East China, who laid a huge egg nearly four times larger than a standard egg. At 130 grams and 10cm ...

Some Rules for Writing Comedy That are not Really Rules, nor Written by Anyone Terribly Important

Sarah Morgan | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Comedy
Sarah Morgan

If you are an aspiring comedy writer, you may want to absorb or entirely ignore these, not rules, erm...things? Yes. Things. This is the flotsam that is knocking around my head all day, by the way, like scum on the tide.

MPs Call For Trade Ban On Battery Eggs To Save UK Farmers

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK

British farmers will lose out to foreign producers thanks to an EU directive prohibiting the farming of ‘battery’ eggs, claims a report published ...