Stories tagged: chickens
Thu., March 12, 2020
An “organized gang of chicken thieves” was systematically stealing chickens in the south and west parts of the city and its outskirts.
Sun., June 2, 2019
Ever have one of those moments when you are reminded, to an acute degree, that you did not grow up on a farm?
Tue., June 26, 2018
A tractor-trailer hauling a load of live chickens crashed on state Highway 502 on Monday afternoon, spilling hundreds of birds and delaying traffic.
Tue., June 19, 2018
Officials say thousands of chickens were killed south of Olympia after a chicken house caught fire at Draper Valley Farms.
UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018
Excelling at his work, Land said, requires an obsessive focus on it. But maintaining that passion - especially with his fourth child on the way means knowing when to detach. …
Fri., May 12, 2017
Idaho deputies who had been searching a house on a warrant for a zoning issue found about 170 neglected chickens at the residence.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017
In some of the area’s gated communities, cattle might not be appreciated.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017
Spokane Valley residents may soon be able to raise chickens and small animals like rabbits in smaller back yards.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
As the temperature is expected to fall below zero and the wind picks up, the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is reminding pet owners to take extra care of …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016
People in Missoula can now keep ducks and quail in addition to chickens within the city’s limits.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
At least tens of thousands of chickens, hogs and other livestock are feared dead in floodwaters that washed over factory farms and towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew.
Thu., June 2, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has resumed inspections of egg-handling facilities in 21 states more than a year after they were suspended due to the nation’s worst bird flu …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015
Large chains like McDonald’s, Starbucks, Costco, and, most recently, Panera Bread have begun requiring suppliers to go cage-free over the next decade.
Wed., April 15, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Four “sons of well-to-do Cannon Hill families were picked up by police” and charged with “embarking on a career of chicken-yard burglary and bicycle …
Thu., March 19, 2015
It looked like we might lose Miss Chicken this winter. This formerly feral chicken whom I’ve been writing about for several years now and who has been living the good …
Wed., Jan. 14, 2015
State officials are urging backyard poultry producers to keep an eye on their flocks after a deadly avian influenza outbreak in the Tri-Cities area. About 700 chickens, turkeys, ducks and …
Thu., April 17, 2014
Henrietta stares balefully at me from her perch next to my printer. I think she knows I’m writing about her and her feathered friends. Last month, I wrote a column …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
In the heart of the city, Bea Lackaff maintains a slice of country life. Like a growing number of Spokane residents, Lackaff raises chickens. She started 25 years ago at …
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service rescued more than a dozen farm animals from a Greenacres property.
Thu., April 25, 2013
A group of Gonzaga University students is relying on chickens to expand the school’s relationship with aid organizations in Zambia. Aubrey Weber, Joe Worthey, Max Bear and Jordan Madrid have …
Sat., July 9, 2011
OLYMPIA – Washington voters will likely face proposals on tolls, liquor and home health care workers on the November ballot. But not on chickens or marijuana.
Sat., March 26, 2011
The Spokane Valley City Council moved a step closer to filling a vacancy in its ranks by voting Tuesday to interview five candidates next week for the seat vacated by …
Thu., March 10, 2011
The community turned out Tuesday to tell the Spokane Valley City Council that it supported allowing more chickens in residential areas and the city should be as tough as possible …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011
The Spokane Valley City Council followed in the footsteps of Spokane and Spokane County by voting unanimously Tuesday to enact a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. The city’s new …
Thu., Feb. 17, 2011
No feathers were ruffled during last week’s Spokane Valley Planning Commission meeting to discuss loosening the rules regarding chickens in residential areas of the city. Residents flocked to the meeting …
Thu., Sept. 9, 2010
A chicken is a humble bird. For ages it has scoured barnyards and gardens for spills of grain and a few insects here and there. It has dined on kitchen …