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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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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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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Lavender Orpington: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

Our recent article on the Buff Orpington was well received and prompted folks to ask about Lavender Orpingtons – it seems that Lavender is the ‘in’ color at the moment! Orpingtons come in a large variety of colors and patterns. These past couple of years have seen a steady rise in interest for Lavender and […]

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Diarrhea in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment and Care

diarrhea in chickens

There are several different causes of diarrhea in chickens. Some are fairly normal and will resolve themselves on their own, yet others can be problematic. Seeing it for the first time can be quite alarming! In this article, we will take a look at the causes of diarrhea and explain what you can do to […]

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Australorp Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

Australorp

The Australorp is a fairly recent arrival on the chicken scene. Still, it has made a huge impression on chicken keepers and the poultry industry the world over in its relatively short history. The name is a contraction of Australian black Orpington. Several different names called the breed before Australorp was settled upon. Since Australians […]

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Red Ranger Chicken: The Complete Care Guide

Red Ranger Chicken The Complete Care Guide Blog Cover

The Red Ranger has become quite popular as a dual purpose backyard breed. It is primarily a meat bird but does lay eggs if it is allowed to. We have received a couple of inquiries regarding this particular bird, so here is what we have discovered about this personable little chicken. Technically they are not […]

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Delaware Chicken: Care, Egg Laying and Pictures

Delaware Chicken Care, Egg Laying and Pictures Blog Cover

Delaware chickens are a relatively new breed of chicken to the chicken world. In the 1940s it was all set to become the broiler industry ‘superstar’, but things went awry and the Delaware languished and fell into obscurity. They are only around today thanks to a few dedicated individuals who kept and raised this breed. […]

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