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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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Colored Eggs: Why, How, and Who?

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Looking for a way to wow your egg customers?  Consider adding a couple of pink, blue, green, or dark chocolate-colored eggs to your dozen, and sit back and wait for the comments! Beautiful colors, (although of course, tasting the same as any other egg) have a way of drawing ohhhhs, ahhhhs, and possibly more customers […]

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Sand In Your Chicken Coop-Should You Use It?

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Sand in your chicken coop is a good question. Most folks use conventional bedding materials in the coop and run. Spreading straw, hay, or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people, however, use sand as a flooring material. This prompted us to take a look at the positives and negatives of […]

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Bresse Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know

If you think your chickens are kind of a big deal, you may not know about the Bresse chicken. Okay yes, your chickens are a big deal, but if you’ve heard of the Brahma as the King of Chickens, then you should take the time to learn about the Queen. Before you get too excited […]

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The Red Star Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

The Red Star Chicken is the superstar of the egg-production industry. This chicken is hands-down the rockstar, and it’s no wonder it has such a unique name to go along with its abilities. The Red Star is not an actual breed, but instead, she is a super-duper, well-thought-out hybrid. They are also known as Sex-Link, […]

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Frizzle Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

Frizzle Chicken

What, you may ask, is a frizzle? It is most definitely a chicken, but a chicken with a very unusual look and some special needs to go with the look. They are fun, conspicuous, and lovable – what more can you ask of the chickens in your life? They are treated differently in some countries, […]

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Chicken Vent Disorders And Pasty Butt Treatment

chicken vent

Most chicken owners will encounter medical issues among their flock at some point. There are many signs and symptoms to watch for when it comes to a chicken’s health and wellness. An important part of a chicken’s anatomy, that often becomes an area to watch for illness, is the vent (a.k.a cloaca). It is common, […]

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Chicken Wormers: All You Need To Know

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Chickens, like most mammals and birds, are prone to worms. This article is all about chicken wormers. Some of these little beasties can cause all sorts of problems for your chickens. We are going to give you a ‘worm primer’; what they are, what they do, and how to treat them, before explaining how to […]

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Dominique Chicken: What to Know Before Getting One

Dominique chicken

The Dominique is said to be America’s oldest chicken breed. It was brought to the United States by settlers and helped them to survive the brutal first years of colonization. They were used as a dual purpose hen and even their feathers were used to stuff pillows, truly a multi-purpose hen. Unlike our present-day hens, […]

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Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

These beautiful birds are under-represented in the backyard world of chickens. This is a great shame as they have many outstanding attributes for the small homesteader as we shall see. They are a fairly recent addition to chicken breeds, being ‘born’ less than one hundred years ago in the Netherlands. They are popular in the […]

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