Best Meat Chicken Breeds

When we think of meat chicken breeds, we often have a picture-perfect, fat, heavy-breasted, white bird in our minds. But the truth is, there are many different breeds of chickens to choose from. In fact, limiting your options will only guarantee that you’ll miss out on different flavors, experiences, and opportunities to get more out of your chicken. 

In this article, you’ll soon discover that there’s a lot more to consider (and chose from) when… [Read More]

8 Simple Tips for Breeding Chickens

tips for breeding chickens

Whether you just want more chickens in your flock or you want to turn a profit by selling chicks, you’ll need to learn how to breed chickens. 

In general, most of the work is done by the rooster, but when it comes to the logistics of breeding chickens, there are certain things you can do to control the end product (chicks) and make sure the actual breeding process goes smoothly.

I’m assuming you already have… [Read More]

Amberlink Chicken Breed – Laying, Temperament, Characteristics

Having an Amberlink chicken in your flock pretty much guarantees it a year-round spot on the “Employee of The Month” wall!  With a terrific blend of sought after traits, the Amberlink is a very well balanced, all-around performance chicken with excellent temperament. A champion egg layer with strong shelled and beautiful medium dark brown eggs, Amberlink is also a great forager, significantly better at finding its own food than most other backyard breeds. The Amberlink… [Read More]

The Largest Chicken Breed

 Maybe you are just curious, or maybe you have in mind a nice, big chicken dinner or large eggs, either way knowing you have likely wondered at least once what the largest breed of chickens is. The answer is easy: The Jersey Giant is the largest chicken breed. There are many other large chicken breeds, for example, the Brahma, Cochin, and Orpington. You can find more information on all these… [Read More]

Egyptian Fayoumi: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

Egyptian Fayoumi: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

Fayoumi is an Egyptian breed of chicken that derived from ancient jungle fowl and is believed to have been around during the days of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Though Fayoumi chickens have been raised along the Nile River for centuries, and have been in North America since 1940, these small, independent, amazing chickens are still relatively uncommon in the U.S. They are, however, arguably gaining popularity in the United States because of their uniqueness… [Read More]