11 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise

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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

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 11:31 pm

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… [Read More]

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

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Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 12:50 pm

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… [Read More]

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

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Last updated on March 25th, 2020 at 01:10 pm

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… [Read More]

Black Copper Marans: Complete Breed Guide

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Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 05:34 pm

A hen that seems to be all the rage at the moment is the Black Copper Marans 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… [Read More]