Silkie Chicken: All You Need To Know

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

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Egg production, Temperament and More Blog Cover

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 the history of the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, its disposition, egg laying ability and if it’s the right hen… [Read More]

Jersey Giant: Size, Egg Laying, Colors, Temperament and More…

Jersey Giant Size, Egg Laying, Colors and Temperament Blog Cover

The Jersey Giant breed is very aptly named.

It is the largest purebred chicken in the US and probably the world! The only other breed that comes close are the Brahmas’ – we will discuss them in a future article.

Once seen, this splendid bird is unlikely to be forgotten since their size alone makes an impression on you. They are in fact, gentle giants.

Today we are going to take a look at how… [Read More]