Biggest Duck Breed

Biggest duck breeds

The biggest duck breed is raised at meat ducks both residentially on homesteads and farms as well as commercially. These heavy duck breeds may be heritage ducks that are organically prone to grow large over a long period of time, or intentionally bred to maximize growth and bulk over a short period of time. While […]

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Grey Chicken Breeds

Grey Chicken Breeds

There are quite a few breeds out there that look grey, so if you’re looking for one of these beautiful birds you have quite a few options to pick from! Most have feathers that are composed of various shades ranging from almost black to pale silver and other are more uniform or even extravagantly patterned. […]

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How many people have gotten chickens in the past five years?

How many people have gotten chickens in the past five years

How many people have gotten chickens in the past five years? The answer might surprise you. Thinking about getting chickens in 2021? If so, you aren’t alone. In the last five years, especially in the last year, raising backyard chickens has exploded. There are several reasons why. The statistics alone prove something you probably already […]

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Raising Geese to Protect Chickens

Raising geese to protect chickens

Chickens are an amazing addition to every homestead or small farm but unfortunately many other animals like them just as much as we do. While many people choose to keep their chickens safely cooped up not all breeds can handle the confinement. Others were bred particularly for their ability to forage and free range, so […]

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17 Best Blue Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

17 Best Blue Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

Blue is a very common and very old color variation in chickens and is being bred into more and more breeds each year. There’s no question why – blue is absolutely gorgeous in chickens! Luckily this popularity is making it easier and easier to find and anyone can add a fun splash of color to […]

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The Cornish Cross Chicken

Cornish Cross Chicken

When you go to the grocery store or market the chicken you find is most likely a Cornish Cross! This was the “breed” that revolutionized how people eat chicken in the United States and many other countries. Chicken dinners used to be more of a special occasion meal, but once this fast growing, efficient cross […]

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4 Most Popular Bali Chicken Breeds and What You Should Know

4 Most Popular Bali Chicken Breeds and What You Should Know

If you’re thinking about raising backyard chickens, you’ll have plenty to consider – but the Bali chicken breed list is extensive. What is a Bali chicken breed? Why, one that was developed in Bali, of course! There are several groups of chickens that are native to Indonesia, including Ayunai, Banten, Balenggek, Bangkok, Bekisar, Burgo, Cangehgar, […]

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Raising Chickens in the City

As people become more invested in their health and more concerned about where their food comes from, there is more demand for backyard chickens. Factory farmed eggs are cheap, but they lack the flavor, color, and nutrients of pastured or backyard-raised ones! If you want to raise hens in a compassionate way for eggs that […]

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15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

An ornamental chicken breed is a variety which is not known for its egg or meat production but has value in its unique appearance or other characteristics. Many actually lay well, but the size and number of eggs is less than what your standard commercially viable chickens accomplish.  There are quite a few ornamental breeds […]

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