Dominique Chicken: What to Know Before Getting One

Dominique Chicken What to Know Before Getting One Blog Cover

The Dominique is said to be America’s oldest chicken breed. It was brought to the United States by settlers and helped them to survive the brutal first years of colonization. They were used as a dual purpose hen and even their feathers were used to stuff pillows, truly a multi-purpose hen. Unlike our present day […]

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Swedish Flower Hen: Complete Breed Profile

Swedish Flower Hen Complete Breed Profile Blog Cover

A hen with such a pretty sounding name has to be special – and the Swedish Flower Hens (Skånsk Blommehöna) is certainly that. The name translates as ‘Skane Bloom-hen’; very appropriate since the feathers remind you of flowers. It was relatively unknown outside of its’ native land of Sweden until 2010 when a few were […]

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Belgian D’Uccle: Mille Fleur Variety, Egg Laying and More…

Belgian D’Uccle Mille Fleur Variety, Egg Laying and More Blog Cover

Chickens don’t come any cuter than Belgian D’Uccles – but I am biased of course! If there were only one breed I could keep, they would be it. Also known as Barbu D’Uccles, these pint-sized birds have personality by the bucketful, they love your company and will often fly up to your arm or shoulder […]

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Sebright Chicken: Silver, Golden and Care Guide

Sebright Chicken Silver, Golden, and Care Guide Blog Cover

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 […]

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Wyandotte Chickens: Are They Right For Your Flock?

Wyandotte Chickens Are They Right For Your Flock Blog Cover

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 […]

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Sussex Chicken: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

An endearing and beloved hen, the Sussex breed has been with us for at least a couple of centuries now. It has been bred as a dual purpose hen, excelling at both. It has an interesting history and has endured through the ups and downs of the poultry world fads. The Sussex has enjoyed a […]

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Frizzle Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

Frizzle Chicken Breed Profile, Care Guide and More Blog Cover

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 […]

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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Egg production, Temperament and More Blog Cover

Although we recently did an article on the Wyandotte chicken, we have received a lot of enquiries about the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte. The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is perhaps the prettiest Wyandotte. So here’s an article on this beautifully marked bird just for those who think it’s ‘the bomb’. In this article we discuss […]

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Silver Laced Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

Silver Laced Wyandotte Egg Production, Temperament and More Blog Cover

The creation of the Wyandotte breed came about from the desire to have a chicken breed that was suitable as an ‘all-rounder’ – that is for both eggs and table fare. Wyandotte’s are good layers of light to dark brown eggs averaging about 200 eggs/year. Of course, other colors came along later, but the Silver Laced […]

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