Bantam Chickens: Breeds, Egg Laying, Size and Care Guide

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Bantam Chickens are most suitable for small backyards where space is premium.

You can easily fit two bantams into the space required by one standard bird and since they like to fly, building up will accommodate them well.

They may be small but they are bursting with personality and happiness – of course, I may be biased since I do have a small flock of Barbu D’Uccles!

In the article below we will explain the… [Read More]

Black Copper Marans: Complete Breed Guide

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A hen that seems to be all the rage at the moment is the Black Copper Maran chicken. It’s a beautiful bird that lays very special, dark, chocolate colored eggs.

Although it has not been around that long (1900 or so), it has a history that is fraught with ups and downs and near extinction.

The Marans breed has several varieties, but the one that has captured most attention here in the US recently is… [Read More]

Australorp Chickens: A Comprehensive Care Guide

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The Australorp is a fairly recent arrival on the chicken scene, but in it’s relatively short history it has made a huge impression on chicken keepers and the poultry industry the world over.

The name is a contraction of Australian black Orpington. The breed was called by several different names before Australorp was settled upon.

Since the major development of this breed was done in Australia, the Australorp is the honorary National bird of Australia.

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Frizzle Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

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What, you may ask is a frizzle? It is most definitely a chicken, but a chicken with a very unusual look and some special needs to go with the look.

They are fun, conspicuous and lovable – what more can you ask of the chickens in your life?

They are treated differently in some countries as we shall see, but they are most definitely loved around the world.

Today we are going to talk about… [Read More]

Ameraucana Chicken: Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

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The Ameraucana is a most unique chicken among its peers.

It is a fairly recent addition to the chicken breeds making its’ debut in the 1970s. It has a staunch band of breeders and followers in this country and many others and is slowly gathering more folks who are becoming devoted followers.

The history of the Ameraucana is a bit convoluted as we shall see.

In this article we will explore the Ameraucana’s temperament, egg… [Read More]