Any new chicken owner who does their research on best breed for beginners will undoubtably come across the Columbian Wyandotte. The Wyandotte is an American bird that first arrived on the scene in the 1870s. This American poultry staple made its first appearance in Chicago at the World Fair. The name, Wyandotte, comes from the Native American tribe, Wendat, even though there aren’t any specific ties between the chicken and the tribe. The… [Read More]
The Barred Rock chicken is a hard working member of the backyard chicken flock. She is a beautiful, calm and productive member of any flock.
One of Americas’ first and finest poultry creations, she has been a worldwide success for thousands of poultry breeders, enthusiasts and backyard ‘keepers for well over 100 years.
The Orpington has become a well-loved favorite among the chicken crowd – deservedly so. She not only lays lots of beautiful eggs, but is generally a laid back, quintessential backyard hen.
This breed was created in England turning the last part of the 1800s’ by a man who had a slightly different vision of chickens than his counterparts.
Read on to learn more about this once controversial breed and its’ place in the hearts and… [Read More]
The Brown Leghorn is a favorite of the poultry industry because she is such a hard working girl!
If you have the space, some of these girls would certainly keep you in eggs very nicely – read on to find out more about these ‘Italians’.
Although we are talking about the brown Leghorns here, there are a few other colors to choose from.
Whilst not strictly a purebred, the Easter Egger has become a backyard favorite across America. With its cute looks and vibrant personality what’s not to like?
They are known as Easter Eggers because they can lay a wide variety of egg colors and their plumage can also be various colors.
Generally, in the US an Easter Egger is a bird that is understood to carry the blue egg laying gene from its parent stock (the… [Read More]