Icelandic Chickens: Everything You Need to Know

Icelandic Chickens

Thinking about raising some chickens either for meat, eggs or even as a pet? Icelandic chickens might be the right fit for you.  These chickens have a rich history with vital Viking blood. Although they are in danger of becoming extinct, they are a strong breed. Being self-sufficient, Icelandic chickens can hold their own against […]

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Best Meat Chicken Breeds

When we think of meat chicken breeds, we often have a picture-perfect, fat, heavy-breasted, white bird in our minds. But the truth is, there are many different breeds of chickens to choose from. In fact, limiting your options will only guarantee that you’ll miss out on different flavors, experiences, and opportunities to get more out of […]

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Best Chickens for Eggs and Meat: Dual Purpose Chickens

meat and egg chickens

Are you curious about the best chickens for eggs and meat? You’ve come to the right place.  When it comes to raising chickens, it might seem like much of it is a game of choice. Some chickens produce more eggs while others produce great-tasting meat. It can be hard to choose between the two characteristics, […]

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Bresse Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know

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 […]

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The Red Star Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

The Red Star Chicken is the superstar of the egg-production industry. This chicken is hands-down the rockstar, and it’s no wonder it has such a unique name to go along with its abilities. The Red Star is not an actual breed, but instead, she is a super-duper, well-thought-out hybrid. They are also known as Sex-Link, […]

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Blue Orpington Chicken Breed: Everything You Need to Know

Blue Orpington Chicken Breed

Are you in search of a gorgeous Blue Orpington chicken breed? With its pulchritudinous blue feathers, docile disposition, and excellent maternal instincts, the Blue Orpington can easily top the list of hatchery favorites. If you’re planning to add this breed to your flock, have you ever wondered if it’s right for you? In this article, […]

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Frizzle Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

Frizzle Chicken

What, you may ask, is a frizzle? It is most definitely a chicken, but a chicken with a very unusual look and some special needs to go with the look. They are fun, conspicuous, and lovable – what more can you ask of the chickens in your life? They are treated differently in some countries, […]

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Black Silkie Chicken Breed – Everything You Need to Know

They have gorgeous black plumage, a friendly disposition, and excellent maternal instincts, but the Black Silkie Chicken breed has so much to offer other than those characteristics.  This chicken variety possesses several unique features, no wonder it’s highly-prized by poultry fanciers.  But behind the glitz and glory of Black Silkies, do you ever wonder about: […]

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Dominique Chicken: What to Know Before Getting One

Dominique chicken

The Dominique is said to be America’s oldest chicken breed. It was brought to the United States by settlers and helped them to survive the brutal first years of colonization. They were used as a dual purpose hen and even their feathers were used to stuff pillows, truly a multi-purpose hen. Unlike our present-day hens, […]

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Wyandotte Chickens: Are They Right For Your Flock?

Wyandotte

The Wyandotte is one of Americas’ favorite hens. Created in the North-Eastern US it is a firm favorite of many homesteaders for its reliability in producing eggs and meat. It has the distinction of being the first American breed specifically bred to be dual purpose. It is a beautifully marked heritage bird. Sadly, it fell […]

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