Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens

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The Araucana is the breed responsible for the blue egg craze, and unfortunately, many chicken enthusiasts confuse this quirky chicken with the Ameraucana and the Easter Egger. It’s understandable, however, since these three types of chickens all lay colorful eggs—mainly blue.

Because of the rarity of this breed, the Araucana is hard to come by in the United States. Many hatcheries have chosen not to breed them due to hatch… [Read More]

The Hamburg Chicken Breed Profile – All You Need To Know

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The Hamburg chicken is a plucky little member of the poultry family with origin stories dating back to 14th century Holland. This chicken has some fun stories to chitty-chat about, including its first show appearance in a pub in England during the 19th century. Yup, this little chook competed in its first show in a bar, so the story goes.

Before the Hamburg got its official name, it was called a variety… [Read More]

Top 5 Questions Of The Week – #24

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Top 5 Chicken Questions Of The Week

In this weekly post we will answer the top 5 questions of the week received through our contact form. We don’t always have time to answer every single question submitted, but we try to get through them slowly but surely. We hope these questions and answers will help you in your backyard chicken endeavors. If you have a unique situation or question feel free to use our [Read More]

Are Herbicides and Pesticides Safe for Chickens?

You love your chickens and your lawn, but even more, you love watching your chickens enjoy your lawn. However, you absolutely hate weeds and pests! You want a beautiful lawn and you want to kill every tick that moves. There are many products available to rid your lovely lawn of unsightly weeds, and the insects that do damage to your garden, but do they go hand-in-hand with your precious flock?

To be frank, herbicides and pesticides… [Read More]

Newcastle Disease Causes Massive Culling of Poultry in California

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Imagine waking up to a knock on the door, and a slew of people alleged to be government officials alert you that your entire flock of beloved chickens is scheduled to be destroyed. This is the reality many California residents are facing due to a recent outbreak of Newcastle disease (vND).

The disease started out on a small scale, mainly affecting backyard poultry flocks. However, the disease is considered to be highly contagious and has… [Read More]