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

columbian wyandotte everything you need to know

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]

Barred Rock Chickens: Complete Breed Profile

The Barred Rock chicken is a hard working member of the backyard chicken flock. She is a beautiful, calm and productive member of any flock.

One of Americas’ first and finest poultry creations, she has been a worldwide success for thousands of poultry breeders, enthusiasts and backyard ‘keepers for well over 100 years.

Read on to learn more about this underrated and often overlooked hen to see if she fits well with you and… [Read More]

Orpington All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

The Orpington has become a well-loved favorite among the chicken crowd – deservedly so. She not only lays lots of beautiful eggs, but is generally a laid back, quintessential backyard hen.

This breed was created in England turning the last part of the 1800s’ by a man who had a slightly different vision of chickens than his counterparts.

Read on to learn more about this once controversial breed and its’ place in the hearts and… [Read More]

Brown Leghorn: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

The Brown Leghorn is a favorite of the poultry industry because she is such a hard working girl!

If you have the space, some of these girls would certainly keep you in eggs very nicely – read on to find out more about these ‘Italians’.

Although we are talking about the brown Leghorns here, there are a few other colors to choose from.

History/Background

The Leghorn chicken is originally from the Tuscany area… [Read More]