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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Salmon Faverolle All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

Salmon Faverolles are the barnyard comedians. They are enthusiastic about everything they do, curious to the point of nosiness, and quite talkative! They will always run to you when they see you coming hoping for treats, but even without treats, they seem genuinely happy to see you. This chicken breed is just about perfect for […]

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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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The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

What exactly is a chicken tractor? Simply put, it is a mobile home, much like a caravan, or trailer, which contains everything your chicken needs in her house. It is a portable chicken coop. It will contain food, water, a roosting perch, a nesting box, and a nice place for free-range. In this definitive guide, […]

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Polish Chickens: Temperament, Color and Egg Laying

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Are you ready to meet with a fun, friendly, quirky chicken with personality and good looks? Well, wait, no more here they are! The Polish chicken has a long history, with much of it lost in the mists of time. It has become beloved by ‘chickenistas’ worldwide. There really isn’t another bird that comes close […]

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Chicken Roosts: What Are Perches and Why Your Hens Need Them

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Chicken Roosts, you would think that there isn’t much to write about regarding roosting perches, right? As ‘seasoned’ poultry keepers, we sometimes are surprised by seemingly simple questions that new folks ask – but keep on asking! We take for granted things that we have found or worked out, maybe second nature to us, but […]

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7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning

7 Natural Ways to Treat Chicken Mites and Stop Them Returning

I’m betting that some of you are already going ‘eww’ and have started scratching! The good news is that chicken mites live on chickens (in general) – not people. Although they can and will bite you, possibly causing local skin irritation. If left untreated, mites can be extremely harmful to your chickens and can even […]

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Bantam Chickens: Breeds, Egg Laying, Size and Care Guide

Bantam Chickens- Breeds, Egg Laying, Size and Care Guide

Bantam Chickens are most suitable for small backyards where space is premium. You can easily fit two bantams into the space required by one standard bird, and since they like to fly, building up will accommodate them well. They may be small, but they are bursting with personality and happiness – of course, I may […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Chicken Combs

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The vast majority of chickens have chicken combs, but why is that? It is a very unique and important part of the chicken, as we shall learn. Scientists found the first ‘combs’ on the dinosaur remains of the Edmontosaurus (one of the last dinosaurs on Earth). Today we will explore exactly why chickens have combs, […]

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Ameraucana Chicken: Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

Ameraucana Chicken- Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

The Ameraucana is a unique chicken among its peers. It is a fairly recent addition to the chicken breeds making its’ debut in the 1970s. It has a staunch band of breeders and followers in this country and many others and is slowly gathering more folks who are becoming devoted followers. The history of the […]

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