Jersey Giant: Size, Egg Laying, Colors and Temperament

Jersey Giant Size, Egg Laying, Colors and Temperament Blog Cover

The Jersey Giant breed is very aptly named.

It is the largest purebred chicken in the US and probably the world! The only other breed that comes close are the Brahmas’ – we will discuss them in a future article.

Once seen, this splendid bird is unlikely to be forgotten since their size alone makes an impression on you. They are in fact, gentle giants.

Today we are going to take a look at how… [Read More]

Silver Laced Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

Silver Laced Wyandotte Egg Production, Temperament and More Blog Cover

The creation of the Wyandotte breed came about from the desire to have a chicken breed that was suitable as an ‘all-rounder’ – that is for both eggs and table fare.

Wyandotte’s are good layers of light to dark brown eggs averaging about 200 eggs/year.

Of course, other colors came along later, but the Silver Laced Wyandotte was the first and arguably the prettiest of the Wyandotte breed.

In this article we discuss the history… [Read More]

Buff Orpington All You Need To Know: Temperament and Egg Laying

Is there another breed that more quintessentially says English barnyard hen than a Buff Orpington?

People almost always picture a plump, stately, beautifully feathered hen going about her business in the barnyard as if she owns the place and is most definitely not in a hurry!

As we shall see, the Orpington is a fairly recent breed created by the vision of a man who felt that it was possible to create a dual purpose… [Read More]

Polish Chickens: Temperament, Color and Egg Laying

Polish Chickens Temperament, Color and Egg Laying Blog Cover

Are you ready to meet with a fun, friendly, quirky chicken with personality and good looks? Well, wait no more here they are!

The Polish chicken has a long history with much of it lost in the mists of time, but it has become beloved by ‘chickenistas’ all over the world.

There really isn’t another bird that comes close to being as outrageously blessed with head feathers – they are unique in that respect.

They sport… [Read More]