The Red Jungle Fowl Breed Profile – Egg Laying, Temperament, Broodiness

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If you like your chickens wild, the Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus Gallus) is the way to go! They don’t care to make friends with their humans and prefer to disappear into nature as much as they can. This is because it is considered to be the great-great-great-great (ok you get the idea) grandfather of all domestic chickens and can still be found in the wild in the Caribbean and Asia, so they are truly… [Read More]

The Naked Neck Chicken Breed Profile

The Naked Neck, or Turken, is the ugly duckling of the flock. At first, you might notice is her nakedness, large-looking head, and scant coif of feathers adorning her large-looking head. You may even think there is something wrong with her.

Typically, if one of your chickens has feather loss, you spring into assessment mode to attempt to figure out the underlying cause. Is she molting, sick, or full of mites?… [Read More]

How Long Do Eggs Last Before Going Bad?

Often when I’m handing over a dozen eggs to a new egg customer, they ask me how long my eggs can be stored before they ‘go bad’.  This opens up a rabbit hole of other questions and bits of information people are likely not to know about with respect to storing, washing, keeping, and eating eggs.

How long do eggs last?  Well, it depends upon where you get them from, how long they’ve been… [Read More]

Top 10 Mistakes People Make Raising Chickens

Being a new chicken owner is fun and exciting, and it is easy to become enamored with chickens and their adorable antics. Generally speaking, chickens are hearty little creatures that often take great care of themselves. But mistakes are made, and here are my top 10 mistakes made starting off raising chickens. Had I known what I know now, I may have been able to keep my first few flock members around for much longer.

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What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together

It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good-looks, and humorous farm antics, ducks are extremely hard to resist and quickly becoming a homesteading staple alongside the chicken.

It has been said that ducks are the new chickens, and it isn’t hard to see why. Ducks lay beautiful, large eggs all year, and tend to be friendlier… [Read More]