Australorp Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

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The Australorp is a fairly recent arrival on the chicken scene, but in it’s relatively short history it has made a huge impression on chicken keepers and the poultry industry the world over.

The name is a contraction of Australian black Orpington. The breed was called by several different names before Australorp was settled upon.

Since the major development of this breed was done in Australia, they are the honorary National bird of Australia.

In… [Read More]

Frizzle Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

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What, you may ask is a frizzle? It is most definitely a chicken, but a chicken with a very unusual look and some special needs to go with the look.

They are fun, conspicuous and lovable – what more can you ask of the chickens in your life?

They are treated differently in some countries as we shall see, but they are most definitely loved around the world.

Today we are going to talk about… [Read More]

Ameraucana Chicken: Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

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The Ameraucana is a most unique chicken among its peers.

It is a fairly recent addition to the chicken breeds making its’ debut in the 1970s. It has a staunch band of breeders and followers in this country and many others and is slowly gathering more folks who are becoming devoted followers.

The history of the Ameraucana is a bit convoluted as we shall see.

In this article we will explore the Ameraucana’s temperament, egg… [Read More]

Rhode Island Red: What to Know Before Buying One

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The Rhode Island Red is probably one of the most successful chicken breeds in the world!

It has spread from its homeland to all corners of the globe and is thriving even in the face of the modern industrial hens and intensive farming practices.

Why is it so successful?

They certainly are a bird that requires little in the way of care and are usually extremely healthy.

My personal opinion is because it is such… [Read More]

Lavender Orpington: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

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Our recent article on the Buff Orpington was well received and prompted folks to ask about Lavender Orpingtons – it seems that Lavender is the ‘in’ color at the moment!

Orpingtons come in a large variety of colors and patterns, these past couple of years have seen a steady rise in interest for not only Lavender but Blues too.

The Lavender Orpington is a beautiful friendly breed that can lay up to 200 eggs… [Read More]