The Cornish Chicken Breed Profile – All You Need To Know

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If you’re confused about the Cornish and the Cornish Cross, you aren’t alone. Even for a chicken fanatic, it can take a time to dig up the correct information on these two varieties of chickens. So, let’s sort that out right off the bat—the Cornish chicken is not the same as the Cornish Cross broiler. The Cornish Cross is a hybrid of the Cornish and the Plymouth White chicken, which was bred to produce… [Read More]

The Naked Neck Chicken Breed Profile

The Naked Neck, or Turken, is the ugly duckling of the flock. At first, you might notice is her nakedness, large-looking head, and scant coif of feathers adorning her large-looking head. You may even think there is something wrong with her.

Typically, if one of your chickens has feather loss, you spring into assessment mode to attempt to figure out the underlying cause. Is she molting, sick, or full of mites?… [Read More]

All You Need To Know About The Bresse Chicken

If you think your chickens are kind of a big deal, you may not know about the Bresse chicken. Okay yes, your chickens are a big deal, but if you’ve heard of the Brahma as the King of Chickens, then you should take the time to learn about the Queen.

Before you get too excited and start googling where you can order your first flock of Bresses from, listen up because the Bresse… [Read More]

The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally the perfect chicken means different things to different people.

My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg, but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed she would do housework!

So, for me the perfect chicken sadly doesn’t exist, but truthfully I think chickens are nearly perfect anyway.

For those of you who have more realistic expectations of your chickens, we have put together a complete… [Read More]

Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens

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The Araucana is the breed responsible for the blue egg craze, and unfortunately, many chicken enthusiasts confuse this quirky chicken with the Ameraucana and the Easter Egger. It’s understandable, however, since these three types of chickens all lay colorful eggs—mainly blue.

Because of the rarity of this breed, the Araucana is hard to come by in the United States. Many hatcheries have chosen not to breed them due to hatch… [Read More]