Friday, March 20, 2009

We Grow Them Bigger in Alabama

In Texas, they brag about doing everything bigger and better.

Well, I recently found that Alabama does some things bigger and better. Not too far from where I live is a chicken farm. They've been experimenting with hormones and chemicals to make the chickens bigger.

I'd say that accomplished that. What do you think? I'm excited about getting the leg on my plate.


  1. Too funny. Ostrich ranches were a big fad over here back in the '80s, but peetered out due to lack of demand for the meat. I guess they're still going strong over there.

    Not to be difficult or overly-technical, for the record, though, current FDA regulations do not allow growth hormones for poultry, pigs, or cattle. Only for dairy cows to increase milk production (don't get me started on THAT one).

  2. I must admit-that is the biggest chicken I have ever seen. Do you think it was one raised by Chic-fil-a?

  3. I was being funny and you get all serious on me!

    Bill...I was thinking Church's Fried you have those up north for the Yankees or is this only a southern thing?

  4. I have seen an occasional ostrich farm up here. Not many but a few. Visited one once while on a bike tour. Saw one attack another. Not a pretty sight. Reminded me of people who have it in for each other.

  5. Ah, but you were funny. But since you brought up Sesame Street a few days back, I just took an opportunity for a little education, too. ;-) ("I am serious, and don't call me Shirley")

    Many people don't realize that the US has rules about animal growth hormone use, but until I saw this link, I didn't realize that the rBGH (recombinant - artificial - Bovine Growth Hormone) was only allowed for dairy cows to increase milk production, so it's not found in beef cattle. You learn something new every single day! :D


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