15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

15 Most Popular Ornamental Chicken Breeds

An ornamental chicken breed is a variety which is not known for its egg or meat production but has value in its unique appearance or other characteristics. Many actually lay well, but the size and number of eggs is less than what your standard commercially viable chickens accomplish.  There are quite a few ornamental breeds […]

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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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Best Beginner Chicken Breeds

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So hopefully our post on 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens did it’s 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 ever […]

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

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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! But one thing most beginners don’t know is that the breed of chicken you get makes a huge […]

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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? Though some people prioritize traits such as egg production, cold hardiness, outward appearances if raising for show, chicken size, or growth speed, for those of us backyard flock keepers, having friendly chickens as our pets is a big reason we […]

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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 the classifications of Pee-wee through Jumbo, but weight. Weight, that is, pretty much down to the ounce. Six ounces sets apart small from large, and large from jumbo.  Precise weight […]

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5 of The Most Common Quail Breeds for Homesteaders and Which is Right for You

common quail breeds for homesteading

There are over 130 different kinds of quail throughout the world but, if you are thinking of raising your own, there’s a handful of top-notch quail breeds suitable for the homesteader. Out of the 130-some quail breeds, 5 are most commonly found in the backyards of bird lovers.  Each breed offers something a little different, […]

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

Naturally the perfect chicken means 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 nearly […]

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Our 13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures)

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Putting together a list of our favorite roosters 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 good success in importing […]

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