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]

11 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise

11 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise Blog Cover

Our color theme this week is black!

There are some gorgeous ‘Goth’ chickens out there, so we decided to showcase some for your pleasure.

The majority of these chickens can be found quite easily on hatchery sites or even private sellers. There are of course, several more black breeds but they are much rarer and not easy to locate…and expensive!

We hope you enjoy our selection and perhaps you have room in your flock for… [Read More]

Sussex Chicken: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

An endearing and beloved hen, the Sussex breed has been with us for at least a couple of centuries now. It has been bred as a dual purpose hen, excelling at both.

It has an interesting history and has endured through the ups and downs of the poultry world fads.

The Sussex has enjoyed a steady, if not spectacular, success for many years now and is poised to increase its’ presence here in the US… [Read More]

Ayam Cemani: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

Ayam Cemani Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More Blog Cover

The Ayam Cemani has certainly had people talking excitedly about it over the last few years.

It is a totally black bird – inside and out, so as you can imagine it has been associated with the Dark Arts especially in its’ own country of Indonesia.

At the current time they remain a pretty rare bird and are very hard to obtain (reputable US breeders are sold out until 2019!).

In this article we are… [Read More]

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

Bantam Chickens Breeds, Egg Laying, Size and Care Guide Blog Cover

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]