Egg Prices Are Going Up, Which Is Good

Hamilton Nolan · 12/29/14 09:15AM

This year (because of a law, obviously, not out of any sense of kindness), chickens will get bigger houses. That means the price of eggs is going up. Okay, good.

You Can Trust the U.S. Poultry Industry to Keep Itself Clean

Hamilton Nolan · 08/01/14 08:42AM

When you ask Americans what they look for in a tasty piece of USDA-certified chicken, they say, "Less government inspection of this chicken before I eat it." Today, the government has heard your voice, America.

Hamilton Nolan · 05/13/13 03:02PM

"While the college is not commenting on why Ferguson was dismissed, he said it was 'absolutely' related to the student's unorthodox use of a chicken in art."

Maryland Man Gets Drunk, Kills 70,000 Chickens

Taylor Berman · 08/28/12 09:23PM

Up to a point, Joshua Shelton had a normal Friday night this weekend. The 21 year-old got drunk and passed out in a shack wearing only a t-shirt and his boxers, soaked in his own urine. Who hasn't done that before? Well, the point that separates Shelton's night from yours or mine was that when he woke up, a Wicomico County Sheriff's deputy was there to inform him he'd murdered 70,000 chickens overnight.

Scientists Creating Alligator-Chickens

Lauri Apple · 08/21/11 03:18PM

Instead of creating cuddly animals that people might actually want (mini-giraffes for the home, hamsters large enough to put on a leash and take for walks), some Harvard University scientists are mixing up chicken DNA to make "embryos with alligator-like snouts instead of beaks." Great!

Philosopher Reveals Why Chicken Crossed Road

Hamilton Nolan · 08/05/11 10:59AM

Why did the chicken cross the road? For eons, philosophers have debated the question, because that is philosophers' idea of a "funny" riff on their own weighty profession, which is why most philosophers are not "chick magnets." Well, we're happy to report that the question has finally been answered.

Urban Chicken Trend Lays Egg Containing New Chicken Trend

Hamilton Nolan · 08/02/11 08:54AM

The whole "people living in urban areas but raising chickens for some fucking reason" trend has been going on for years. Gawker was making fun of that back in 2007. But here is where it gets interesting, Trend Science majors: the Son of The Urban Chicken Trend! Urban chicken coop tours. For when you're really into looking at chickens for some reason, but still sane enough not to erect a chicken coop on your own property. The WSJ reports:

Get Outta Here With Your Chicken Threats

Hamilton Nolan · 04/28/10 03:08PM

The Way We Live Now: Playing chicken. Do the lesser nations of the world truly believe they can intimidate us with a mere poultry tax? We will crush you and your cheap knockoff Rolex imports! We're from The Hamptons, bitch!

The Fairest Fowl of the Cosmos

Foster Kamer · 12/13/09 02:45PM

What follows the jump is video of a man at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, in a chicken suit, playing "What is Love?" on a Pianica. Again, I'll say it: All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.

Techno Chicken

Richard Blakeley · 11/30/09 11:54AM

Behold the power of this funky chicken getting down to techno music. Apparently this is a thing in Germany, seriously.