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June 05, 2003

Cluck, suck, pluck

Ah, the joys of chicken farming. It turns out that chickens are even harder to herd than cats, and human "chicken catchers" freak out the birds they are trying to corral. One solution the inudstry tried: a giant chicken vacuum. It didn't work as well as the prairie dog vacuum I heard tell of in my youth. Anyway, this WSJ article is funny and somewhat heartwarming... the chickens are happier, the chicken-herders are happier, and even the freaks at PETA are a little less unhinged. It strikes me as amazing that any technology borrowed from airport bagging handling systems could make anyone happy, but as long as it's not on the editorial page, I tend to trust the Journal.

Posted by jay at June 5, 2003 05:51 PM | TrackBack
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I'm not sure if I'm more tickled by the fact that somebody runs a shelter for runaway chickens or by the phrase the "horror of chickens."

Posted by: paulette on June 6, 2003 11:57 AM
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