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All Your Favorite Vacation Spots Have Been Overrun by Feral Chickens
Key West, Kauai, and Bermuda each have too many chickens—but very different ways of dealing with them.
April 14, 2017
Just an Unsettlingly Large Chicken Egg
It's almost a half of a pound.
March 29, 2017
Madeira Beach, Florida
The Church by the Sea
Visitors flock to see the church tower's unintended feature: that it happens to resemble a giant chicken from multiple points of view.
Added by J Ginsberg
College Partiers Are Being Investigated for Forcing a Rooster to Smoke
Things got out of hand at Helshoogte Residence's annual "chicken day" celebration.
February 24, 2017
Found: A Stray Chicken in a McDonald's Bathroom
A 5-year-old made the discovery.
February 23, 2017
Egg Vending Machine at Glaum's Ranch
At this California chicken ranch four bucks will get you 22 eggs and a chorus of dancing animatronic poultry.
Added by jmpasko
Someone Made Off With a 1,000-Pound Chicken Statue in North Carolina
It's valued at $1,100.
February 16, 2017
Found: An Egg With No Yolk
Otherwise known as a "fart egg."
December 21, 2016
Scottish Police Arrest Road-Crossing Chicken
It's all our fault.
October 07, 2016
Bolivia Doesn't Want Thousands of Chickens from Bill Gates
"I find it rude," Bolivia's Rural Development Minister said of Gates's plan.
June 17, 2016
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