Lap Chicken Breeds

lap chicken

Are you interested in raising lap chickens? If so, you’ll want to consider some of these top lap chicken breeds. Pets are an excellent addition to any home. They provide companionship, comfort, and entertainment. There are lots of different animals that make good pets.  Dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds are some of the most popular. […]

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Domesticated Duck Breeds

Domesticated Duck Breeds

Domesticated duck breeds were all initially created from either wild Mallard ducks or wild Muscovy ducks. Through generations of breeding, we have created particular characteristics. This myriad of domestic duck breeds has been generated around the world.  We created some domesticated duck breeds specifically for meat production. Others were bred for quantity and quality egg-laying. […]

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Hen Vs Chicken: Do You Know The Difference?

chicken and hen

For those of us who love our chickens and their endearing little ways, the difference between a chicken and hen might seem like a ‘no-brainer. But, if you have never raised chickens, then it’s a fair question. It’s one of those questions that we chicken folk doesn’t even think about – but what actually are […]

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What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together

chickens and ducks

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 tough to resist. It quickly becomes a homesteading staple raising chickens and ducks together. It has been said that ducks are the […]

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How Long Do Chickens Live: 6 Factors That Impact Life Expectancy

how long do chickens live

We all love our chickens, but how long do they live? The answer to the question can depend on so many things. Nowadays, hens have become productive pets for thousands of people, and we want the best for them, so knowing what to expect is really important. Today, we will take a look at the […]

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Photographing Birds: Tips, Tricks and Equipment

photographing birds

Whether you’re new to photographing birds or you’ve been doing it for several years, there’s no doubt about it – capturing images of birds in flight is a talent that very few of us have. Even the best photographers will find themselves struggling at photographing birds in flight, but thankfully, with the right equipment and […]

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14 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise

Our color theme for this article is black chicken breeds! There are some gorgeous ‘Goth’ chickens out there, so we decided to showcase some for your pleasure. The majority of these chickens can be found quite easily on hatchery sites or even private sellers. There are, of course, several more black breeds, but they are […]

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What Are Quail Eggs Are Used For?

quail eggs

Chances are, you’ve consumed quite a few chicken eggs in your lifetime, and you’ve found yourself here because you’re interested in learning more about what quail eggs are used for.  Well, you’re in luck because quail eggs are on the menu quite often on our farm.  But let’s back up a second and clarify: quail […]

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How To Incubate Duck Eggs

incubate duck eggs

To incubate duck eggs in an incubator is more complicated than hatching chicken eggs the same way. Most incubators are designed to be used for both types of eggs. But, although it is fairly commonplace on homesteads, attempting to hatch both chicken and duck eggs simultaneously is often problematic.  While some duck breeds both lay […]

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4 Diseases Humans Get from Backyard Chickens: Zoonotic Diseases

disease from backyard chickens

We have come to depend a lot on the food industry to supply us with tasty, quick meals in our busy lives. The downside of this is the occasional outbreak of food-related illnesses.  Unfortunately, we can get a disease from backyard chickens. Sadly, we have become almost ‘used’ to hearing about salmonella outbreaks, listeria, E.coli, […]

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