Big chickens - and their wings - are bad news for hoops fans

  • Article by: Mike Hughlett , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 24, 2013 - 7:57 PM

The increasing size of the birds makes wings more expensive for sports bars — a big issue at tournament time.

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mrcharm95Mar. 23, 1310:34 PM

Not good for chickens, not good for us. Factory farming at its finest.

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obviousMar. 24, 1312:17 AM

Chicken thighs, legs and breasts better be coming down in price then, as logic would have it ... The only reason "wings" got their bar food status is because they were cheap !!

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tbot2000Mar. 24, 13 6:55 AM

Not good for chickens, people or our planet. Factory farming only cares about profit with consideration for nothing else.

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waysandersMar. 24, 13 7:05 AM

GNP does a great job raising chickens humanely and the farmers care about the welfare of the birds, and really produce a wonderful supply of protein to feed humanity with. So many people hungry in the world and by raising birds in a controlled environment and producing good wholesome food is a good thing to do, for the people out there that want to support a cause they should ask our legislators, why are we dumping 40% of our wholesome corn supply into our gas tanks?

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azurenoonMar. 24, 13 7:24 AM

Gmo corn feed= fatter chickens by 50%

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vampress_meMar. 24, 13 8:04 AM

Start serving "boneless chicken wings", end of problem.

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jimjimjimjimMar. 24, 13 8:06 AM

If you want tiny chicken wings go to BWW. The reason everyone else has larger wings is that BBW buys up all the small ones. If you wonder why BBW is so profitable it is because they charge so much for so little. Can't stand the place.

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Izzy96Mar. 24, 13 8:08 AM

How many of those 42-day old chicks are used to fight hunger in America, let alone overseas? Oh, and we are dumping 40% of our corn supply into our cars because of paid agricultural lobbyists who convince those "working" for "you" to promote and financially stimulate the use of agri product in your cars.

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pellcreekMar. 24, 13 8:20 AM

Interesting story. Chicken costs to much. Nobody is complaining about the price of BEER & LIQUOR, tho..... The U lost $16000 on beer sales last year, even tho they grossed more than $900,000 in sales. Beer at $7.25 a cup & can't make money????????? A lot of you don't understand economics, I guess.........

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Willy53Mar. 24, 13 8:56 AM

Everyone reading this article should be appalled at this factory chicken farm. Chickens raised in this manner are not raised responsibly, are subject to disease, cannot move properly, need too many antibiotics and as pointed out are fed GMO corn. These chicken factories are the very epitome of irresponsible US agriculture. I suggest finding an out let for free ranging chckens fed on organic feed and boycott brands that sell chickens that can't even walk when they reach those huge weights. This type of agriculture is not sustainable. Sadly, if the World Bank was not out pedaling corporate industrial ag to small underdeveloped nations around the world and were instead helping them with their own sustainable food production, the rate of starvation in the world would drop dramatically. Ugly.

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