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Heritage Duck Breeds

Heritage Duck Breeds

Heritage duck breeds date back to the early years of America when pioneering families and farmers required poultry birds that were exceptionally cold, hardy, quality meat producers, and reliable egg layers. Our pioneering ancestors and early American settlers could not go to grocery stores. They had to rely on what they could grow and raise […]

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Grey Chicken Breeds

Grey Chicken Breeds

There are quite a few breeds out there that look grey, so if you’re looking for one of these beautiful birds you have quite a few options to pick from! Most have feathers that are composed of various shades ranging from almost black to pale silver and others are more uniform or even extravagantly patterned. […]

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15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

Ornamental chicken breeds are a variety that is not known for their egg or meat production but has value in their unique appearance or other characteristics. Many actually lay well, but the size and number of eggs are less than what your standard commercially viable chickens accomplish.  There are quite a few ornamental breeds available […]

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Guinea Hen: What is a Guinea Fowl, Eggs, and All You Need To Know (Complete Care Guide)

guinea hen

Guinea hen’s popularity seems to be on the rise. They go by several names, but the most common are Guinea Fowl and Pet Speckled Hen. These peculiar-looking birds are quite the talk of the town wherever they are seen. Guinea chickens are a strange-looking bird to be sure, once seen, never forgotten. They are dramatically […]

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17 Best Blue Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

17 Best Blue Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

Blue is a very common and very old color variation in chickens and is being bred into more and more breeds each year. There’s no question why – blue is absolutely gorgeous in chickens! Luckily this popularity is making it easier and easier to find and anyone can add a fun splash of color to […]

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The Cornish Cross Chicken

Cornish Cross Chicken

When you go to the grocery store or market, the chicken you find is most likely a Cornish Cross! This was the “breed” that revolutionized how people eat chicken in the United States and many other countries. Chicken dinners used to be more of a special occasion meal, but once you developed this fast-growing, efficient […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens

araucana chicken breed

The Araucana chickens are 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 […]

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The Dorking Chicken: Everything You Need to Know

Looking for a breed that will bring meat, eggs, and companionship to your family? You’ve found it! The Dorking chicken is a special chicken with a rich history that is, unfortunately, currently considered endangered. Dorkings is one of the oldest known chicken breeds, possibly dating to 43 AD.  So, if the Dorking has been around […]

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14 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise

Our color theme for this article is black chicken breeds! There are some gorgeous ‘Goth’ chickens out there, so we decided to showcase some for your pleasure. The majority of these chickens can be found quite easily on hatchery sites or even private sellers. There are, of course, several more black breeds, but they are […]

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Icelandic Chickens: Everything You Need to Know

Icelandic Chickens

Thinking about raising some chickens either for meat, eggs, or even as a pet? Icelandic chickens might be the right fit for you.  This breed also called pile chickens, has a rich history with vital Viking blood. Despite their “threatened” population status, they are a strong breed. Being self-sufficient, Icelandic chickens can hold their own […]

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