Swedish Flower Hen: Complete Breed Profile

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A hen with such a pretty sounding name has to be special – and the Swedish Flower Hens (Skånsk Blommehöna) is certainly that. The name translates as ‘Skane Bloom-hen’; very appropriate since the feathers remind you of flowers.

It was relatively unknown outside of its’ native land of Sweden until 2010 when a few were imported to the US.

Even in its’ own country, it was virtually unknown until the 1980s when its’ plight came… [Read More]

Belgian D’Uccle: Mille Fleur Variety, Egg Laying and More…

Belgian D’Uccle Mille Fleur Variety, Egg Laying and More Blog Cover

Chickens don’t come any cuter than Belgian D’Uccles – but I am biased of course! If there were only one breed I could keep, they would be it.

Also known as Barbu D’Uccles, these pint-sized birds have personality by the bucketful, they love your company and will often fly up to your arm or shoulder to sit there and chat with you.

D’Uccles’ are true bantams meaning there is no large fowl counterpart for the… [Read More]

Barnevelder Chicken: What You Need To Know Before Buying

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Barnevelders or ‘Barnies’ as they are affectionately known, are relative newcomers to the world of chickens.

That hasn’t held them back though, they have a firm following and rightly so. They are a low maintenance hen with a fun personality and good looks!

Once the darling of the Dutch egg industry, the Barnevelder now finds favor with many small flock keepers as a dual purpose hen.

In this article we are going to discuss the… [Read More]

Sebright Chicken: Silver, Golden and Care Guide

Sebright Chicken Silver, Golden, and Care Guide Blog Cover

The Sebright chicken is a small but dynamic bird.

It enjoys an almost ‘cult’ following of dedicated breeders and keepers. This pint-sized bird is beautiful to look at and can easily fit in the palm of your hand!

It is a product of one man’s imagination and his quest to create something different in the poultry world.

The fact that it is named after its creator is a testament to the dedication he put into… [Read More]

Wyandotte Chickens: Are They Right For Your Flock?

Wyandotte Chickens Are They Right For Your Flock Blog Cover

The Wyandotte is one of Americas’ favorite hens. Created in the North-Eastern US it is a firm favorite of many homesteaders for it reliability in producing eggs and meat.

It has the distinction of being the first American breed specifically bred to be dual purpose.

It is a beautifully marked heritage bird. Sadly, it fell out of favor with the advent of industrial farms, but homesteaders and backyard chicken enthusiasts have brought this bird back… [Read More]