Genetically Modified Chickens!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mac_, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Mac_

    Mac_ Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 3, 2009
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Doesn't say where the gene came from. As we all know, they typically get genes like that from other species like fish to modify plants, etc. It is my hope that the Canadian and US patent offices won't allow a patent on animal gene mods. I can see it now: You rescue a laying hen, she somehow has chicks, then you get sued for having the gene in your flock and not paying for it. This is what Monsanto does to people whose crops get pollen from fields of their plants. Could be such a nightmare. Not to mention having oddball genes in animals. I really wish they'd quit playing God that way.
  3. WV_Chicken

    WV_Chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 18, 2010
    Augusta, WV
    Unfortunately the US is owned by these large corporations who push their frankensteins upon the people. First GMO corn, soy, canola, then salmon and now chickens. This is ridiculous. We need to learn to work with nature not against it. I just read an article yesterday about superweeds popping up in GMO fields that are resistant to Roundup. The more we fight nature, the more she will push back against us and we lose everytime.
  4. babalubird

    babalubird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    It will probably result in another disgusting law and regulation to put the little guys out of business.
  5. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    Not much information in the article, but it sounds like it is still in the very beginning of the brainstorming atages.

    I have to agree with the other posters so far. I was outraged when I heard about the farmer whose crops were contaminated by Monsanto pollen and THEY sued HIM and WON! Talk about blaming the victim. Of course a farmer couldn't afford the most aggressive high-priced lawyers that a firm like Monsanto can. Monsanto should have been paying the farmer damages, imo.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    but imagine if we could splice some emu or ostrich growth genes into chickens..... [​IMG]
  7. Kaceyx73

    Kaceyx73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2010
    Nature always fill a void...

    Its called diffusion, and its one of the most basic and fundamental LAWS of nature. Life always finds a way.

    But creating a hybrid from and emu and a chicken, like making a mule from a horse and a donkey, might be possible. But then again, why? Have you ever had emu? OMFG... awesome, and it does NOT taste like chicken!!! Only thing I have had thats better is kangaroo...
  8. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    they probably threw in some pigeon in the chickens... i remember being told that pigeons couldn't spread the flu... i had a bunch of rollers at that time...

    tee hee...
  9. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Quote:We'd all need bigger coops!
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011
  10. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
    Australia :)
    Quote:We'd all need bigger coops!

    [​IMG] Sure would!

    I sure wish they would leave things alone. They keep telling us it's safe but where are the long term studies? It hasn't been around long enough to DO long term studies. Yet they let it in the food chain. [​IMG]

    Some of the studies I've seen are very concerning so I like to grow as much of my own food as possible. least I know what goes into and onto it.

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