The Largest Chicken Breed

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Maybe you are just curious, or maybe you have in mind a nice, big chicken dinner or large eggs, either way knowing you have likely wondered at least once what is the largest Chicken breed. The answer is easy: The Jersey Giant is the largest chicken breed. There are many other large chicken breeds, for […]

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Speckled Sussex: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

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The Speckled Sussex is an old-time favorite in its homeland of England. It has endured over the centuries to become a firm favorite with a dedicated following. Although other varieties of Sussex fowl were in danger of dying out in the early 1900s, a few die-hard poultry keepers kept the lines going, greatly improving on […]

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How to Feed Meat Chickens

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We feed meat chickens is a little different than feeding a typical layer hen. Chickens bred to be efficient meat birds grow much faster than chickens intended to produce eggs, meaning they have different nutritional requirements.  A Cornish Cross, for example, is ready for processing in about 8-9 weeks, while a heritage breed like the […]

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Chicken Processing: Know When To Slaughter Your Chickens

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It would be great to have a hard-and-fast rule for the exact day, weight, or age to slaughter a chicken. That kind of precision is nearly impossible due to the number of variables involved. In this article, I’ll go over the variables to consider when planning your chicken processing day so you’ll have the perfect […]

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How to Introduce Dogs to Your Chickens: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Have you ever tried to introduce dogs to your chickens? Or are you planning to do so?  The idea of canines and chickens getting along with each other may sound counterintuitive for a reason.  Dog’s cousins and chickens have a predator-prey relationship in the wild, and some dogs retain their hunting instinct to this day. […]

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Summer Chicken Care Guide

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Looking for the ultimate summer chicken care guide? Look no further – consider this your one-stop shop when it comes to caring for your flock during the hottest days of the year. Summer is finally here, and it’s time to get outside, enjoy the sun, and do some grilling. But summer isn’t just for barbecues! […]

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All You Need To Know About Rooster Crowing

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Cock-a-doodle-do, is a universally known sound that just about everyone knows. Roosters are loud and proud and like to let everyone know they are in the neighborhood! But seriously, why do they crow? There are several reasons why a rooster may crow, and we will run through those here, but maybe a rooster crows just […]

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The Hummingbird: Beautiful and Symbolic

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Are you curious about hummingbird symbolism and what the meaning might be behind these elegant, breathtaking birds? Hummingbirds are known for their beautiful colors, speed, and agility. They can feed on nectar from flowers, insects, or sap from trees. The hummingbird is also a common symbol of love, beauty, and joy in the Native American […]

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Buff Brahma Bantam: Everything You Need To Know

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Though a relatively new breed of chicken, Buff Brahma Bantam is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. These charming chooks are docile and calm, with easygoing personalities that make them perfect for families with young children or pets. If you want to add some color and personality to your flock, this breed could be […]

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Muscovy Duck: Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More…

Muscovy Duck- Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More...

The Muscovy duck is an unmistakable sight with its bright red caruncles. This unusual-looking duck has been kept for hundreds of years and is a staple for many indigenous peoples of South America, adding eggs and meat to their diet. Although originally a tropical bird, it has adapted well to various climates and can thrive […]

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