(Sabah Newspaper, 8 February 2013)
Chicken of the Tree
The chickens that live in the garden of the
Gullu family, in Karaomerli village of
Saricam township, Adana, have preferred to
sleep on tree branches instead of in their cages
for the past ten years. Owner Burhan Gullu
explained that "the reason is they're afraid
of getting eaten by the village dogs and foxes.
After they hatch and grow up they all
sleep in the tree. It surprised me too."
Karaomerli village is in Yuregir district,
near Adana city.
muzak links to related article
(Sabah Newspaper, 5 February 2013)
Chicks at their disco.
Ibrahim Yalcin began raising chickens a while ago in
Yedigelli village of Zonguldak province. In order to
get the chicks more relaxed and peaceful Yalcin
serenades them with pop during their active eating period
and with religious music when they're resting. His facility
is two stories and 3,000 square meters in area, housing up
to 50,000 chicks. Yalcin noticed that the chicks became more
comfortable when listening to music and so he added it to
Yalcin explained that "our farm is computer-controlled, using
the latest technology. The computer controls water, food and
heating and the chicks are raised in a hygenic atmosphere. We
added the music therapy from 8 in the morning to 6 at night so
during the 42 days they're growing I have them listen to pop
and religious music. They grow to the movement and rhythm
of the music and eat their food in this manner."
Yedigelli village in Alapli district, far left