Barnevelder Chicken: What You Need To Know Before Buying

Barnevelder Chicken

Barnevelder Chicken, or ‘Barnies’ as they are affectionately known, are relative newcomers to the world of chickens. That hasn’t held them back though, they have a firm following, and rightly so. They are low-maintenance hen with a fun personality and good looks! Once the darling of the Dutch egg industry, the Barnevelder now finds favor […]

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The Minorca Chicken: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

minorca chicken

Initially, from Spain, the Minorca chicken made her way to the US and into the hearts of backyard poultry enthusiasts, and with good reason: Who needs to wait for double-yolks when you have a Minorca?  This beautiful chicken lays some of the largest eggs out of all the standard breeds. So if you are looking […]

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The Largest Chicken Breed

largest chicken breed

Maybe you are just curious, or maybe you have in mind a nice, big chicken dinner or large eggs, either way knowing you have likely wondered at least once what is the largest Chicken breed. The answer is easy: The Jersey Giant is the largest chicken breed. There are many other large chicken breeds, for […]

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Speckled Sussex: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

speckled sussex

The Speckled Sussex is an old-time favorite in its homeland of England. It has endured over the centuries to become a firm favorite with a dedicated following. Although other varieties of Sussex fowl were in danger of dying out in the early 1900s, a few die-hard poultry keepers kept the lines going, greatly improving on […]

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How to Feed Meat Chickens

feed meat chickens

We feed meat chickens is a little different than feeding a typical layer hen. Chickens bred to be efficient meat birds grow much faster than chickens intended to produce eggs, meaning they have different nutritional requirements.  A Cornish Cross, for example, is ready for processing in about 8-9 weeks, while a heritage breed like the […]

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Chicken Processing: Know When To Slaughter Your Chickens

chicken processing

It would be great to have a hard-and-fast rule for the exact day, weight, or age to slaughter a chicken. That kind of precision is nearly impossible due to the number of variables involved. In this article, I’ll go over the variables to consider when planning your chicken processing day so you’ll have the perfect […]

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Salmon Faverolle All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

Salmon Faverolles are the barnyard comedians. They are enthusiastic about everything they do, curious to the point of nosiness, and quite talkative! They will always run to you when they see you coming hoping for treats, but even without treats, they seem genuinely happy to see you. This chicken breed is just about perfect for […]

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Buff Brahma Bantam: Everything You Need To Know

buff brahma bantam

Though a relatively new breed of chicken, Buff Brahma Bantam is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. These charming chooks are docile and calm, with easygoing personalities that make them perfect for families with young children or pets. If you want to add some color and personality to your flock, this breed could be […]

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Polish Chickens: Temperament, Color and Egg Laying

polish chickens

Are you ready to meet with a fun, friendly, quirky chicken with personality and good looks? Well, wait, no more here they are! The Polish chicken has a long history, with much of it lost in the mists of time. It has become beloved by ‘chickenistas’ worldwide. There really isn’t another bird that comes close […]

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