Icelandic Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

Icelandic Chicken Everything You Need to Know

Icelandic chickens are a landrace breed of that originated in Iceland. The ancestors of this breed were brought by Norse settlers in the 10th century and they remained isolated for over 1,000 years. This resulted in a hardy bird adapted to the unique environment. They are often called Íslenska landnámshænan, which means “Icelandic settler hen” or íslenska hænan, which means “Icelandic hen.”

Landrace is a term that is used to describe a domestic livestock breed… [Read More]

Shamo Chicken Breed Profile: Everything You Need To Know

Shamo Chicken Breed Profile- Everything You Need To Know

As chickens become more and more popular it’s not surprising that some of the more obscure varieties have been popping up on social media. The Shamo chicken is one of these unique, eye-catching breeds that is still pretty rare in the United States.

Shamo Chicken Breed History

The Shamo chickens are from Japan and are actually a group of gamebirds and not a single breed. They are thought to be descended from cock fighting… [Read More]

The Quietest Chicken Breeds For Every Purpose

The Quietest Chicken Breeds For Every Purpose

Is there such a thing as the quietest chicken breed? Well, some breeds aren’t as chatty as others, but in truth, there aren’t any completely quiet chicken breeds. In this article, I’ll identify the chicken breeds that are the quietest within their category. Then, we’ll touch on a few things you can do to keep the chickens you have quiet(er). Your neighbors will be grateful, and you’ll enjoy just a little more peace and quiet than you… [Read More]

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]