Red Ranger Chicken: The Complete Care Guide

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The Red Ranger has become quite popular as a dual purpose backyard breed. It is primarily a meat bird but does lay eggs if it is allowed to.

We have received a couple of inquiries regarding this particular bird, so here is what we have discovered about this personable little chicken.

Technically they are not actually a breed, but instead a hybrid chicken created by the poultry industry for improved egg laying and meat.

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Andalusian Chicken: All You Need To Know About This Blue Hen

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This blue feathered chicken comes from the Mediterranean area where it is still found today (although in very small numbers).

A rare beauty is a very apt description of this ancient breed.

It is a bird that enjoys its’ freedom and is very capable of surviving in adverse conditions.

In this article we discuss everything you need to know about the Andalusian Chicken.

History of Andalusian Chickens

The true origins of this breed are… [Read More]

Cream Legbar Chicken: Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You?

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The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs.

It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped.

As you may imagine, the breed was not created overnight, in fact it took several decades of study, research and testing to get the bird we know today.

In this article we explore the Cream Legbars’ temperament, if… [Read More]

Delaware Chicken: Care, Egg Laying and Pictures

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Delaware chickens are a relatively new breed of chicken to the chicken world.

In the 1940s it was all set to become the broiler industry ‘superstar’, but things went awry and the Delaware languished and fell into obscurity.

They are only around today thanks to a few dedicated individuals who kept and raised this breed.

In this article we explore the history of this lovely bird. We will also persuade you to give this dual… [Read More]

New Hampshire Chicken All You Need To Know: Color Varieties and Temperament

New Hampshire Chicken All You Need To Know Color Varieties and Temperament Blog Cover

Although they look very similar to the Rhode Island Red, the New Hampshire never attained the runaway success that the Rhode Island Red did.

It was overshadowed by the success of the Rhode Island Red even though the two were created just several years apart. The fact that they look very similar may have had something to do with it.

This is a shame since this bird has much to offer the modern homesteader… [Read More]