Rhode Island Red: What to Know Before Buying One

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The Rhode Island Red is probably one of the most successful chicken breeds in the world!

It has spread from its homeland to all corners of the globe and is thriving even in the face of the modern industrial hens and intensive farming practices.

Why is it so successful?

They certainly are a bird that requires little in the way of care and are usually extremely healthy.

My personal opinion is because it is such… [Read More]

Lavender Orpington: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

Lavender Orpington Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More Blog Cover

Our recent article on the Buff Orpington was well received and prompted folks to ask about Lavender Orpingtons – it seems that Lavender is the ‘in’ color at the moment!

Orpingtons come in a large variety of colors and patterns, these past couple of years have seen a steady rise in interest for not only Lavender but Blues too.

The Lavender Orpington is a beautiful friendly breed that can lay up to 200 eggs… [Read More]

Silkie Chicken: All You Need To Know

The Silkie Chicken All You Need To Know Blog Cover

Silkies, they have been called fluff-balls, aliens from another world, teddy bears and many other things in between.

Without a doubt they certainly are unusual looking chickens!

Their strange appearance, friendliness and mothering skills are surely what endears them to many folks.

Today we are going to discover the history behind this unusual breed of chicken.

We will discuss it’s egg laying capabilities and temperament before looking at how to identify a true Silkie and… [Read More]

Cochin Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

Cochin Chickens Recognized Varieties, Frizzle and Egg Production Blog Cover

The big, fluffy Cochin chicken just begs to be picked up and cuddled! They have been seducing people for a long time now and aren’t about to stop anytime soon!

They have been described as ‘head to toe feathers’ – an apt description for these beautifully feathered birds. People cannot pass them by without making a remark about them.

These sweet fluff balls have quite a bit of history to them also, so sit back… [Read More]

Brahma Chicken: Size, Egg Laying, Height and More…

Brahma Chicken Size, Egg Laying, Height and More Blog Cover

The majestic Brahma is an old breed with its roots far back in time; as with many heritage breeds, the exact genetic makeup of this bird is unknown.

Historians have reconstructed the likely origins of this noble bird from clues left in the poultry books and journals of the 1800s.

Famed for its size and known as King of ‘Chickens’, it’s a docile, calm breed that is a both a meat, and egg laying, bird.

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