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Black Copper Marans: Complete Breed Guide

Black Copper Marans- Complete Breed Guide

A hen that seems to be all the rage at the moment is the Black Copper Marans chicken. It’s a beautiful bird that lays extraordinary, dark, chocolate-colored eggs. Although it has not been around that long (1900 or so), it has a fraught history with ups and downs and near extinction. The Marans breed has […]

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Ameraucana Chicken: Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

Ameraucana Chicken- Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

The Ameraucana is a 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 […]

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Easter Egger: Everything You Need To Know About This Chicken

Easter Egger- Everything You Need To Know About This Chicken

Whilst not strictly purebred, the Easter Egger has become a backyard favorite across America. With its cute looks and vibrant personality, what’s not to like? They are known as Easter Eggers because they can lay a wide variety of egg colors, and their plumage can also be in various colors. Generally, in the US, an […]

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Rouen Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Rouen Duck Breed

The Rouen duck breed is a domesticated duck. They are typically raised for meat, for exhibition, and as a pet. They are considered a heavyweight breed of duck. These ducks aren’t the best layers around. But they do offer a charismatic appeal to any backyard flock. If you’re new to raising ducks – or perhaps […]

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The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally, the perfect chicken breeds mean 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 […]

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Ayam Cemani: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

Ayam Cemani

The Ayam Cemani has certainly had people talking excitedly about it over the last few years. It is a total blackbird – inside and out, so as you can imagine, it has been associated with the Dark Arts, especially in its’ own country of Indonesia. At the current time, they remain a pretty rare bird […]

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Barred Rock Chickens: Complete Breed Profile

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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 […]

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Abacot Ranger Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Abacot Duck Breed

The Abacot Ranger duck is a breed of domestic ducks that originated in the United Kingdom. They are known for being very tame and docile. They were originally bred as pets but have since been used to produce eggs. One of the more rare breeds of ducks, Abacot Rangers, has a gorgeous appearance and a […]

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Rhode Island Red: What to Know Before Buying One

Rhode Island Red

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 […]

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Jersey Giant: Size, Egg Laying, Colors, Temperament and More…

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The Jersey Giant breed is very aptly named. It is the largest purebred chicken in the US and probably the world! The only other breed that comes close is the Brahmas – we will discuss them in a future article. Once seen, this splendid bird is unlikely to be forgotten since its size alone makes […]

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