Hens Need Calcium – There’s No Ifs, Ands, or Buts About It!

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What makes hens need calcium? A lack of calcium can lead to weakened eggshells, which means that the eggs are more likely to be broken during transport. In addition, a lack of calcium will also weaken bones and make it easier for them to break. The good news is that you don’t have to worry […]

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Jersey Giant: Size, Egg Laying, Colors, Temperament and More…

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The Jersey Giant breed is very aptly named. It is the largest purebred chicken in the US and probably the world! The only other breed that comes close is the Brahmas – we will discuss them in a future article. Once seen, this splendid bird is unlikely to be forgotten since its size alone makes […]

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Brahma Chicken: Size, Egg Laying, Height and More…

Brahma Chicken- Size, Egg Laying, Height and More…

Brahma Chicken: Size, Egg Laying, Height, and More… The majestic Brahma is an old breed with its roots far back in time; as with many heritage breeds, the exact genetic makeup of this bird is unknown. Historians have reconstructed the likely origins of this noble bird from clues left in the poultry books and journals […]

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Egyptian Fayoumi: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

Egyptian Fayoumi: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

Fayoumi is an Egyptian breed of chicken that derived from ancient jungle fowl and is believed to have been around during the days of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Though Fayoumi chickens have been raised along the Nile River for centuries, and have been in North America since 1940, these small, independent, amazing chickens are still relatively […]

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