The Plymouth Rock Chicken: All You Need To Know

The Plymouth Rock Chicken- All You Need To Know

The Plymouth Rock is one of Americas’ oldest breeds. It was the hen that was seen from coast to coast before the end of World War 2 and it became the nation’s main source of chicken meat and eggs. As a dual purpose hen, it excelled in good quality meat production as well as good […]

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Easter Egger: Everything You Need To Know About This Chicken

Easter Egger- Everything You Need To Know About This Chicken

Whilst not strictly purebred, the Easter Egger has become a backyard favorite across America. With its cute looks and vibrant personality, what’s not to like? They are known as Easter Eggers because they can lay a wide variety of egg colors, and their plumage can also be various colors. Generally, in the US, an Easter […]

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

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

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 […]

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Buff Orpington All You Need To Know: Temperament and Egg Laying

Is there another breed that more quintessentially says English barnyard hen than a Buff Orpington? People almost always picture a plump, stately, beautifully feathered hen going about her business in the barnyard as if she owns the place and is most definitely not in a hurry! As we shall see, the Orpington is a fairly […]

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Australorp Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

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The Australorp is a fairly recent arrival on the chicken scene, but in it’s relatively short history it has made a huge impression on chicken keepers and the poultry industry the world over. The name is a contraction of Australian black Orpington. The breed was called by several different names before Australorp was settled upon. […]

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Miniature Chickens

miniature chicken

Miniature horses, miniature pigs, miniature chickens? Yes, there really are miniature chickens, though they aren’t just a novelty, flash-in-the-pan, type of tiny animal. They’ve actually been around for quite a while, and they have a name: Bantams. And yes, you’ll be thrilled to hear they come in all different kinds of chicken breeds, many of […]

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The Ultimate Guide on the Silkie Chicken

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Silkies 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 […]

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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 […]

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Domesticated Duck Breeds

Domesticated Duck Breeds

Domesticated duck breeds were all initially created from either wild Mallard ducks or wild Muscovy ducks. Through generations of breeding we have create very specific characteristics. This myriad of domestic duck breeds have been generated around the world.  Some domesticated duck breeds were created specifically for meat production. Others were bred for quantity and quality […]

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The Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

The Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

Who doesn’t want a flock of happy chickens that come running when you approach them? Some people prioritize traits such as egg production, cold hardiness, outward appearances if raising for the show, chicken size, or growth speed; for those of us backyard flock keepers, having friendly chickens as our pets is a big reason we […]

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