The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally the perfect chicken means different things to different people.

My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg, but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed she would do housework!

So, for me the perfect chicken sadly doesn’t exist, but truthfully I think chickens are nearly perfect anyway.

For those of you who have more realistic expectations of your chickens, we have put together a complete… [Read More]

Speckled Sussex: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

The Speckled Sussex is an old time favorite in its homeland of England. It has endured over the centuries to become a firm favorite with a dedicated following.

Although it, and other varieties of Sussex fowl, was in danger of dying out in the early 1900s, a few die hard poultry keepers kept the lines going, greatly improving on the stock in hand to give us the robust, healthy stock that we have today.

If… [Read More]

Leghorn Chicken: All You Need To Know

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Do you remember Foghorn Leghorn? He was the cartoon rooster loved by thousands of kids who watched the Looney Tunes on TV.

He is probably the best known Leghorn chicken in the world!

Originally these beautiful birds were called Italians, but it was changed over the years to Leghorns.

In this article we will explain the Leghorn’s history, temperament and disposition, before discussing its egg laying capabilities and if it’s a good match for your… [Read More]

ISA Brown: All You Need To Know

The ISA Brown, is a fairly recent introduction to the poultry world, and is a very popular girl. She can lay lots of beautiful eggs for you and has a great personality.

They are a medium sized, affectionate, docile hen which is suited to family living.

The usefulness of the breed cannot be denied – such a high egg output is hard to argue with when you compare to heritage chickens that are more modest… [Read More]

Guinea Hen: All You Need To Know (Complete Care Guide)

Guinea hen’s popularity seems to be on the rise.

These peculiar looking birds are quite the talk of the town wherever they are seen. They are a strange looking bird to be sure, once seen, never forgotten.

They are dramatically different to chickens in personality and habits, however if the owner is prepared they can make a wonderful bird.

They are not for everyone, but if you think you might be interested keep reading to… [Read More]