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]

The Hamburg Chicken Breed Profile – All You Need To Know

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The Hamburg chicken is a plucky little member of the poultry family with origin stories dating back to 14th century Holland. This chicken has some fun stories to chitty-chat about, including its first show appearance in a pub in England during the 19th century. Yup, this little chook competed in its first show in a bar, so the story goes.

Before the Hamburg got its official name, it was called a variety… [Read More]

Columbian Wyandotte Chicken – Everything You Need To Know

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Any new chicken owner who does their research on best breed for beginners will undoubtably come across the Columbian Wyandotte. The Wyandotte is an American bird that first arrived on the scene in the 1870s.  This American poultry staple made its first appearance in Chicago at the World Fair. The name, Wyandotte, comes from the Native American tribe, Wendat, even though there aren’t any specific ties between the chicken and the tribe. The… [Read More]