Perdue will study the effects of features such as perches in chicken houses. It hopes to double the activity levels of its chickens in the next three years. Business Wire hide caption

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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

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A chicken house in Seagrove, N.C. North Carolina is one of the country's largest poultry producers. As farms move closer to residential areas, neighbors are complaining that the waste generated is a potential health hazard. Kelly Bennett/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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When A Chicken Farm Moves Next Door, Odor May Not Be The Only Problem

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Cage-free chickens in a barn near Hershey, Pa., get to roam and perch on steel rods, but they don't go outside. This week, McDonald's became the latest big buyer to demand cage-free eggs. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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The Latest Scramble In The Egg Industry: McDonald's Is Going Cage-Free

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Men in hazardous materials suits load dead poultry to be buried at Rose Acre Farms Inc., just west of Winterset, Iowa, on May 11. John Gaps III/AP hide caption

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Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

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To refrigerate or not to refrigerate? It boils down to bacteria, aesthetics and how much energy you're willing to use. Robert S. Donovan; Flickr / Alex Barth; Flickr hide caption

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Julia Child poses with "the chicken sisters" before an episode of The French Chef in which she teaches us how to roast a bird. Courtesy of Paul Child/PBS hide caption

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Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

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Cage-free chickens in Harold Sensenig's barn near Hershey, Pa., get to roam and perch on steel rods, but they don't go outside. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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What The Rise Of Cage-Free Eggs Means For Chickens

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Clucking all the way to the bank: A hen models a polka-dot diaper from MyPetChicken.com, a multimillion-dollar business that sells everything from chicken caviar treats to day-old birds. Courtesy of MyPetChicken.com hide caption

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