New evidence about when, where, and how chickens were domesticated

Antiquity (2022). DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2021.90″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Comparison of chicken tarsometatarsi from: A) Mogador (Becker 2013); B) modern broiler; C) Iron Age Weston Down (photograph by J. Best), showing healthy bone on the left and fractured bone on the right (CKN8) (graphic by S. Doherty). Credit: Antiquity (2022). DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2021.90 New research transforms our understanding of … Read more

Adding high-flavonoid corn to broiler chickens’ diet may cut intestinal disease

The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of flavonoids play a key role in the control of disease. The researchers suggest that high-flavonoid corn may serve as an effective alternative for improving health and performance in the absence of antimicrobials in chickens. Credit: Gino Lorenzoni/Penn State The inclusion of a high-flavonoid corn, developed by a Penn State … Read more