All You Need To Know About Rooster Crowing

rooster crowing

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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Buff Orpington All You Need To Know: Temperament and Egg Laying

Buff Orpington

Is there another breed that more quintessentially says English barnyard hen than a Buff Orpington? People almost always picture a plump, stately, beautifully feathered hen going about her business in the barnyard as if she owns the place and is most definitely not in a hurry! As we shall see, the Orpington is a fairly […]

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All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

Today we are going to focus on Infectious Coryza– a fairly common respiratory disease in chickens. It’s also known as ‘roup’, catarrh, ‘pip’ or IC. We are going to explain what it is, how the chickens get infected, the problems it causes, the treatment for infected birds and finally, how to help prevent your flock […]

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Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

These beautiful birds are under-represented in backyard world of chickens. This is a great shame as they have many outstanding attributes for the small homesteader as we shall see. They are a fairly recent addition to chicken breeds, being ‘born’ less than one hundred years ago in the Netherlands. They are popular in the UK […]

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Leghorn Chicken: All You Need To Know

Leghorn Chicken- All You Need To Know

Do you remember Foghorn Leghorn? He was the cartoon rooster loved by thousands of kids who watched the Looney Tunes on TV. He is probably the best-known Leghorn chicken in the world! Originally these beautiful birds were called Italians, but it was changed over the years to Leghorns. This article will explain Leghorn’s history, temperament, […]

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How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know

How Do Chickens Mate? All You Need To Know

Cockerels dancing and chasing the girls around the yard are a sure sign that the warmer months are here, the mating games are about to start, and baby chicks are on the horizon. Although some of the antics that go on may seem amusing to us, mating is a severe occupation for your chickens. Only the […]

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The Plymouth Rock Chicken: All You Need To Know

The Plymouth Rock Chicken- All You Need To Know

The Plymouth Rock is one of Americas’ oldest breeds. It was the hen that was seen from coast to coast before the end of World War 2 and it became the nation’s main source of chicken meat and eggs. As a dual purpose hen, it excelled in good quality meat production as well as good […]

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The Ultimate Guide on the Silkie Chicken

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The Silkie chicken has been called fluff-balls, aliens from another world, teddy bears, and many other things in between. Without a doubt, they certainly are unusual-looking chickens! Their strange appearance, friendliness, and mothering skills are surely what endears them to many folks. Today we are going to discover the history behind this unusual breed of […]

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Egg Bound Chicken: All You Need To Know

Egg Bound Chicken- All You Need To Know

Egg binding is a serious problem and can lead to the death of the hen. Many times though, with proper intervention and care, hens can go on to live a good, long life giving you lots of nutritious eggs! An egg bound chicken has very unique symptoms which can easily be spotted if you know […]

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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 […]

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