Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Chicken feathers — poultry’s diamond in the rough

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By Katie Keiger

Poultry Times staff

Kkeiger@poultrytimes.com

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Chicken feathers are often seen as a nuisance to broiler house employees and are often thrown away, but the appendages are made out of proteins, specifically keratin which is found in teeth and bones.

research publication by Yiqi Yang and Narendra Reddy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln goes into extensive detail about all the beneficial features feathers have, including the possibility of using them to create. . .

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