Black Copper Marans: Complete Breed Guide

Black Copper Marans- Complete Breed Guide

A hen that seems to be all the rage at the moment is the Black Copper Marans chicken. It’s a beautiful bird that lays extraordinary, dark, chocolate-colored eggs. Although it has not been around that long (1900 or so), it has a fraught history with ups and downs and near extinction. The Marans breed has […]

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Mealworms vs Black Soldier Fly Larvae

Mealworms have always been the go-to protein treat for chickens, but the black soldier fly larva is becoming more and more popular for many good reasons. Let’s see how they both stack up in comparison and which is best for your flock. The term ‘mealworm’ is really a misnomer. These little bits of wiggly beings […]

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Black Star Chicken: Learn All About This Super Star Layer

Black Star Chicken Learn All About This Super Star Layer Blog Cover

The Black Star chicken is a relatively recent addition to the backyard chicken world. This breed was created to lay a huge amount of eggs to satisfy the grocery needs of the expanding population in the 1950s. However these days you are most likely to find them on homesteads. Keep reading to learn more about […]

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11 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise

11 Black Chicken Breeds You Can Easily Raise Blog Cover

Our color theme this week is black! 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 much rarer and […]

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