So, you may have seen photos of a chicken farm – even driven past one at some point – and seen the large sheds…maybe even a sign at the farm gate advising that there is no entry…that you need to call the farmer first, and you may have thought “but where are the chickens?” and [...]
How many times have you heard people talk about hormones in chicken meat? …that hormones are ‘fed’ to chickens? … that the hormones in chicken meat are causing an epidemic of early maturity/puberty in our young kids today?
Whenever you hear about the chicken industry, what is the first image that comes to mind? If it’s an image of a chicken or group of chickens in a cage, then you wouldn’t be alone; in fact, you would be among the 72% of Australians who incorrectly believe that meat chickens are reared in cages. So, what [...]
How would you respond to critics who say that chicken production is not good for the environment because it is so intensive, uses so much water and produces so much waste? While it is true that most commercial chicken meat production is farmed intensively, if anything, this helps to contribute to its very modest environmental [...]
Vivien Kite Welcome to CHOOK CHAT the Australian chicken meat industry’s blog and hello my name is Dr Vivien Kite. The answer is yes we are. We’ve actually been telling our story for many years, admittedly via more traditional ‘off line’ channels, so we’re excited about the opportunity the blog gives us. I’ll share my knowledge [...]