CHICKENS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHICKENS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) West Valley City OKs urban chickens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822846-78/chickens-ordinance-council-valley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822846-78/chickens-ordinance-council-valley.html.csp">West Valley City OKs urban chickens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T10:54:22.091-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • The City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that defines female chickens as “household pets,” a designation that allows hens in residential neighborhoods. Until now, chickens were permitted only in agricultural areas in Utah’s second-largest city. The ordinance permits each household to have a total of four pets; for example, a resident could have two dogs and two chickens, or one cat and three chickens. Roosters are still banned. West Valley City Council members, who vo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822846@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:54:22 MDT Kirby: A thing or two West Valley City should know about chickens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57744809-80/chickens-kirby-chicken-robert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57744809-80/chickens-kirby-chicken-robert.html.csp">Kirby: A thing or two West Valley City should know about chickens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T01:01:03.225-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last week, there was a herd of chickens in front of my house. Chickens are not unusual where I live but even in Herriman we don’t get entire packs of them running loose in the streets. These were chickens in a peck pack, totally without collars, licenses and muzzles. I’m guessing they weren’t even microchipped. Don’t act like chipping a chicken has never been done. If it was a special chicken — say a champion cockfighting rooster known as the “Beak of Death”— an owner/manager might want some wa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57744809@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Groups push for more humane slaughter of chickens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750508-68/birds-slaughter-chickens-humane.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57750508-68/birds-slaughter-chickens-humane.html.csp">Groups push for more humane slaughter of chickens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FREDERIC J. FROMMER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T17:51:45.211-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 05:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Two animal welfare groups and dozens of lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to improve humane treatment of poultry at slaughterhouses, citing statistics that show hundreds of thousands of chickens being accidentally dropped alive into scalding tanks every year. The Animal Welfare Institute and Farm Sanctuary have petitioned the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service to strengthen humane treatment regulations, by, among other things, banning live birds f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750508@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:51:45 MDT Letter: WVC should consider these attributes of chickens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734571-82/chickens-allowing-considering-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734571-82/chickens-allowing-considering-council.html.csp">Letter: WVC should consider these attributes of chickens</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T01:01:04.146-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I remember growing up in Salt Lake City when it seemed that almost everyone in the neighborhood raised chickens and rabbits in their yards. I did not see any real problems that impacted the living standards of everyday life. As the West Valley City Council suffers with the dilemma of creating an ordinance allowing hen chickens in the area (“WVC is considering allowing yard hens,” Tribune, March 23), these things occurred to me: 1. Chickens do not bark. 2. Chickens do not mess on neighbors’ la...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57734571@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Letter: Backyard chickens would be good for WVC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57725018-82/backyard-chickens-chicken-keeping.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57725018-82/backyard-chickens-chicken-keeping.html.csp">Letter: Backyard chickens would be good for WVC</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T01:01:03.145-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Finally! Three cheers to the West Valley City Council for considering backyard chickens as pets (“WVC considering allowing yard hens,” Tribune, March 23). Since 2011, I’ve taught chicken-keeping classes along the Wasatch Front and was perplexed over why West Valley was so ardent in its stance against urban chickens. Why are so many Utahns keen on backyard hen keeping? Aside from the superior eggs, natural pest control and nitrogen-rich fertilizer, they keep backyard poultry for sustainability an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57725018@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Council delays vote, will incubate backyard chicken decision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728955-78/chickens-backyard-council-decision.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728955-78/chickens-backyard-council-decision.html.csp">Council delays vote, will incubate backyard chicken decision</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T22:24:23.517-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • City Council members decided Tuesday to postpone a vote until April 15 on an ordinance that would allow hens in residential backyards so they could tweak the measure. The decision came after the council heard comments from about 20 speakers, both pro and con. The ordinance would classify female chickens as pets and allow up to four per household in a residential zone. Currently, chickens are allowed only in agricultural areas. Opponents of the change objected to the smell and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728955@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:24:23 MDT WVC is considering allowing yard hens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57708030-90/backyard-chickens-hens-neighbors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57708030-90/backyard-chickens-hens-neighbors.html.csp">WVC is considering allowing yard hens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T09:48:12.47-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 09:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • Residents here could start hearing the clucking of hens in their neighborhoods if a proposed ordinance classifying female chickens as pets is approved. The West Valley City Council is considering permitting backyard hens in residential areas, a proposal that divides neighbors between those who love fresh eggs and the feeling of rural living and those who hate the noise and smells from the suburban chickens. Currently, chickens are allowed only in agricultural areas in Utah’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57708030@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 09:48:12 MDT Recipe: A healthy roast chicken to help welcome spring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57694409-223/chicken-juices-skin-roast.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57694409-223/chicken-juices-skin-roast.html.csp">Recipe: A healthy roast chicken to help welcome spring</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SARA MOULTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T01:01:03.859-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Our spring feasts — often centered around Passover and Easter — typically call for a center-of-the-plate star like brisket or lamb. Of course they’re delicious, but both can seriously ramp up the fat and calories in a meal that tends to put the groan into groaning board even before the main course is served. So how about roasted chicken instead? Wait a minute, you say. If you eat the bird with its skin on, you might as well be eating lamb. And yet there’s no way to cook a chicken properly witho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576944092014-03-19T01:01:03.859-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-19T01:01:03.859-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57694409@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Kristof: The acrid aftertaste of industrial meat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57674311-82/chicken-meat-tyson-industrial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57674311-82/chicken-meat-tyson-industrial.html.csp">Kristof: The acrid aftertaste of industrial meat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T22:39:02.425-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Where does our food come from? Often the answer is Tyson Foods, America’s meat factory. Tyson, one of the nation’s 100 biggest companies, slaughters 135,000 head of cattle a week, along with 391,000 hogs and an astonishing 41 million chickens. Nearly all Americans regularly eat Tyson meat - at home, at McDonald’s, at a cafeteria, at a nursing home. “Even if Tyson did not produce a given piece of meat, the consumer is really only picking between different versions of the same commoditized beef, c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57674311@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:39:02 MDT