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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Best Meat Chicken Breeds

When we think of meat chicken breeds, we often have a picture-perfect, fat, heavy-breasted, white bird in our minds. But the truth is, there are many different breeds of chickens to choose from. In fact, limiting your options will only guarantee that you’ll miss out on different flavors, experiences, and opportunities to get more out of […]

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7 Chicken Breeds That Do Well in Cold Climates

Chicken Breeds That Do Well in Cold Climates

The winter weather here in upstate New York during the winter can be brutal, and certain breeds of chicken don’t survive here. It’s crucial that when you’re considering which breed of chicken to get, you take into account your local climate in addition to the bird’s natural climate. A mismatch of the two can prove […]

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Our 13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures)

Our 13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures)

Putting together a list of our favorite rooster breeds is quite daunting! When choosing a rooster, you need to remember that their primary job is procreation and guarding the flock. Many do not enjoy being cuddled or even picked up – this is their nature, not a fault. I have never had success in importing […]

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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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Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Top 10 Chicken Breeds That Lay The Largest Eggs

Believe it or not, chicken eggs are quite scientifically classified…and most people will be surprised to know that it’s not so much size that denotes Pee-wee’s classifications through Jumbo, but weight. So what are the chicken breeds that lay large eggs? Weight is pretty much down to the ounce—six ounces set apart small from large […]

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Best Beginner Chicken Breeds

Beginner Chicken Breeds

So hopefully, our post on 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens did its job and persuaded you to keep chickens. The next step is picking the breed of chicken you want. Picking the right breed of chicken as a beginner can be the difference between thoroughly enjoying every moment with your chickens or questioning why you […]

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The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally, the perfect chicken breeds mean different things to different people. My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed, she would do housework! So, for me, the perfect chicken sadly doesn’t exist, but truthfully I think chickens are […]

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10 Breeds of Chicken That Will Lay Lots of Eggs for You

egg laying chicken breeds

For many people, the main incentive of raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’ nesting boxes for the first time and picking up those warm fresh eggs! Knowing the chicken breeds that lay lots of eggs is important. Our Choice for All-In-One Automatic Chicken Coop […]

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The Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

The Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

Who doesn’t want a flock of happy chickens that come running when you approach them? Some people prioritize traits such as egg production, cold hardiness, outward appearances if raising for the show, chicken size, or growth speed; for those of us backyard flock keepers, having the friendliest chicken breeds as our pets is a big […]

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