Sebright Chicken: Silver, Golden and Care Guide

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The Sebright chicken is a small but dynamic bird.

It enjoys an almost ‘cult’ following of dedicated breeders and keepers. This pint-sized bird is beautiful to look at and can easily fit in the palm of your hand!

It is a product of one man’s imagination and his quest to create something different in the poultry world.

The fact that it is named after its creator is a testament to the dedication he put into… [Read More]

Wyandotte Chickens: Are They Right For Your Flock?

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The Wyandotte is one of Americas’ favorite hens. Created in the North-Eastern US it is a firm favorite of many homesteaders for it 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 out of favor with the advent of industrial farms, but homesteaders and backyard chicken enthusiasts have brought this bird back… [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]

Speckled Sussex: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

The Speckled Sussex is an old time favorite in its homeland of England. It has endured over the centuries to become a firm favorite with a dedicated following.

Although it, and other varieties of Sussex fowl, was in danger of dying out in the early 1900s, a few die hard poultry keepers kept the lines going, greatly improving on the stock in hand to give us the robust, healthy stock that we have today.

If… [Read More]

Leghorn Chicken: All You Need To Know

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Do you remember Foghorn Leghorn? He was the cartoon rooster loved by thousands of kids who watched the Looney Tunes on TV.

He is probably the best known Leghorn chicken in the world!

Originally these beautiful birds were called Italians, but it was changed over the years to Leghorns.

In this article we will explain the Leghorn’s history, temperament and disposition, before discussing its egg laying capabilities and if it’s a good match for your… [Read More]