The Minorca Chicken: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

minorca chicken

Initially, from Spain, the Minorca chicken made her way to the US, and into the hearts of backyard poultry enthusiasts, and with good reason:

Who needs to wait for double-yolkers when you have a Minorca? 

This beautiful chicken lays some of the largest eggs out of all the standard breeds. So if you are looking for an elegant chicken to give you some great baking eggs, read on!

Appearance… [Read More]

Quail Waterers: Which One Is Best For You?

Depending upon the kind of set up you have for your quail, you need to figure out a watering system that your birds will understand and will also keep the environment clean. 

It is no fun to have smelly, dirty, water dishes—no fun for you, and definitely no fun for your quail. Bacteria can grow in water that has been soiled by feed and droppings. 

Bacteria equals infections, sick birds, and possible death. So, what… [Read More]

Why Chickens are Foundational To Homesteading

If you are passionate about homesteading and looking for the best way to get your feet wet,  the chicken is the place to begin your journey. Chickens are absolutely foundational to homesteading, and this can be seen in nearly every aspect of what they can provide for your farm. 

Homesteading is considered a mindset in today’s society, and if you are new to this way of life, chickens are happy to show you how it’s… [Read More]

The White Rock Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

The White Rock chicken is an all-star chicken that will get the job done on the farm, and serve up dinner too. This American breed originated in Massachusetts and was named after Plymouth Rock. While the White Rock is often referred to as a breed on its own, it is actually a variety of the Plymouth Rock, which can come in different color varieties, including white. You may even hear other chicken… [Read More]

Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Believe it or not, chicken eggs are quite scientifically classified…and most people will be surprised to know that it’s not so much size that denotes the classifications of Pee-wee through Jumbo, but weight. Weight, that is, pretty much down to the ounce. Six ounces sets apart small from large, and large from jumbo.  Precise weight measuring is how grocery stores determine which eggs go in which cartons and get charged what prices. This chart,… [Read More]