Can Chickens Fly? 5 Myths Debunked

Can Chickens Fly? 5 Myths Debunked

Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 10:45 am

From time to time, we get questions about the hens’ ability to fly.

So today we are going to answer this very question for you.

The short answer is: yes!

As always though, there is more to the answer so read on my friends.

Our backyard hens are the noble descendants of the red or grey Jungle Fowl (and dinosaurs!). These birds are still found in… [Read More]

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

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Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 11:37 pm

Although we recently did an article on the Wyandotte chicken, we have received a lot of enquiries about the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte.

The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is perhaps the prettiest Wyandotte.

So here’s an article on this beautifully marked bird just for those who think it’s ‘the bomb’.

In this article we discuss the history of the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, its disposition,… [Read More]

How Long Do Chickens Lay Eggs For?

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Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 11:43 pm

We’re often asked here at The Happy Chicken Coop: “how long will my hen lay eggs for”?

Like so many ‘simple’ questions there is no straightforward answer, there are many variables – within each breed and each individual hen. A bit like people, no two hens are the same…

However with that said, we have put together some information and guidelines for you so that you… [Read More]

How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know

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Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 11:52 pm

Cockerels dancing and chasing the girls around the yard are a sure sign that the warmer months are here, the mating games are about to start and baby chicks are on the horizon.

Although some of the antics that go on may seem amusing to us, mating is a very serious occupation for your chickens.

In the wild, only the strong would… [Read More]

Jersey Giant: Size, Egg Laying, Colors, Temperament and More…

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

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 11:58 pm

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… [Read More]