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Brown Leghorn: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

The Brown Leghorn is a favorite of the poultry industry because she is such a hard-working girl! If you have the space, some of these girls would certainly keep you in eggs very nicely – read on to find out more about these ‘Italians’. Although we are talking about the brown Leghorns here, there are […]

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Black Star Chicken: Learn All About This Super Star Layer

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The Black Star chicken is a relatively recent addition to the backyard chicken world. This breed was created to lay a huge amount of eggs to satisfy the grocery needs of the expanding population in the 1950s. However these days you are most likely to find them on homesteads. Keep reading to learn more about […]

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Buckeye Chicken: Is This All American Chicken Right For Your Flock?

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The Buckeye chicken comes from the Buckeye State (Ohio). Why is it called a Buckeye? The color of the bird is said to be exactly the color of buckeye tree nuts (horse chestnuts). This American treasure almost disappeared from the poultry world soon after its creation. The hugely successful Rhode Island Red outshone all competition […]

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Red Ranger Chicken: The Complete Care Guide

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The Red Ranger has become quite popular as a dual purpose backyard breed. It is primarily a meat bird but does lay eggs if it is allowed to. We have received a couple of inquiries regarding this particular bird, so here is what we have discovered about this personable little chicken. Technically they are not […]

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Andalusian Chicken: All You Need To Know About This Blue Hen

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This blue feathered chicken comes from the Mediterranean area where it is still found today (although in very small numbers). A rare beauty is a very apt description of this ancient breed. It is a bird that enjoys its’ freedom and is very capable of surviving in adverse conditions. In this article we discuss everything […]

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Sebright Chicken: Silver, Golden and Care Guide

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

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Although we recently did an article on the Wyandotte chicken, we have received a lot of enquiries about the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte. The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is perhaps the prettiest Wyandotte. So here’s an article on this beautifully marked bird just for those who think it’s ‘the bomb’. In this article we discuss […]

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