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Cochin Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

Cochin Breed

The big, fluffy Cochin chicken begs to be picked up and cuddled! They have been seducing people for a long time and aren’t about to stop anytime soon! They have been described as ‘head-to-toe feathers’ – an apt description for these beautifully feathered birds. People cannot pass them by without remarking on them. These sweet […]

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Buff Orpington All You Need To Know: Temperament and Egg Laying

Buff Orpington

Is there another breed that more quintessentially says English barnyard hen than a Buff Orpington? People almost always picture a plump, stately, beautifully feathered hen going about her business in the barnyard as if she owns the place and is most definitely not in a hurry! As we shall see, the Orpington is a fairly […]

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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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Egg Float Test: Is it a Myth?

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We have all heard of it, but what exactly is it? The egg float test is a simple test that checks for the egg’s freshness. But is it just an old wives’ tale, or does this test actually work? Today’s topic is just that. We’re going to explain the egg float test, how to do […]

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How Chickens Make Eggs and 3 Common Egg Laying Problems

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An egg contains a phenomenal amount of nutrition for its size, but you already knew that right? An average egg contains a mere 75 calories but gives you 7g protein, 5g fat, and 1.5g of saturated fat. In addition, it gives you vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, choline, carotenoids and cholesterol! And […]

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The Best Egg Incubator: How To Choose (And Use It Properly) [Updated]

Egg-Incubator

Once you get an egg incubator, I think you can officially be labeled a ‘chicken addict’! I always said I would never get an incubator – now I have two. The fun of hatching your own chicken eggs is like having Christmas every day. There are lots of different types of incubators out there, ranging […]

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Belgian D’Uccle: Mille Fleur Variety, Egg Laying and More…

Belgian D’Uccles

Chickens don’t come any cuter than Belgian D’Uccles – but I am biased, of course! If only one breed I could keep, they would be it. Also known as Barbu D’Uccles, these pint-sized birds have personality by the bucketful. They love your company and will often fly up to your arm or shoulder to sit […]

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Delaware Chicken: Care, Egg Laying and Pictures

delaware chicken

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 Delaware languished and fell into obscurity. They are only around today thanks to a few dedicated individuals who kept and raised this breed. In […]

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The White Rock Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

white rock chicken

The White Rock chicken is an all-star chicken that will get the job done on the farm, and serve up dinner too. This American breed originated in Massachusetts and was named after Plymouth Rock. While the White Rock is often referred to as a breed on its own, it is actually a variety of the […]

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Orpington All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

orpington chicken

The Orpington has become a well-loved favorite among the chicken crowd – deservedly so. She not only lays lots of beautiful eggs but is generally a laid-back, quintessential backyard hen. This breed was created in England turning the last part of the 1800s’ by a man who had a slightly different vision of chickens than […]

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