Less wasteful chicken breed

by 5m Editor
17 July 2007, at 10:11am

UK - Scientists at the Roslin Institute are to breed chickens that produce less excrement, it was reported today.

The £700,000 project will focus on adapting chickens' genes in a bid to cut down on the damage caused by harmful chemicals in the bird's droppings.

The droppings contain nitrogen and phosphorus which help weeds flourish and causes other pollutants.

It is hoped the work will also lead to a reduction in the smell of chicken droppings.

Source: Scotsman

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