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Golden Laced Wyandotte: Egg Laying, Broodiness and Temperament

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The Golden Laced Wyandotte is possibly one of America’s most beautiful and beloved chickens and one that is hard to mistake with its stunning plumage. It is a breed that was created in the fairly recent past by poultry farmers looking for a homegrown dual-purpose chicken. At the time there were few truly dual-purpose breeds […]

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Cream Legbar Chicken: Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You?

The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs. It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped. As you may imagine, the breed was not created overnight, in fact, it took several decades of study, […]

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Silver Laced Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

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The creation of the Wyandotte breed came about from the desire to have a chicken breed that was suitable as an ‘all-rounder’ – that is, for both eggs and table fare. Wyandotte’s are good layers of light to dark brown eggs averaging about 200 eggs/year. Of course, other colors came along later, but the Silver […]

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The Minorca Chicken: Egg Laying, Broodiness, and Temperament

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Initially, from Spain, the Minorca chicken made her way to the US and into the hearts of backyard poultry enthusiasts, and with good reason: Who needs to wait for double-yolks when you have a Minorca?  This beautiful chicken lays some of the largest eggs out of all the standard breeds. So if you are looking […]

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Speckled Sussex: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

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The Speckled Sussex is an old-time favorite in its homeland of England. It has endured over the centuries to become a firm favorite with a dedicated following. Although other varieties of Sussex fowl were in danger of dying out in the early 1900s, a few die-hard poultry keepers kept the lines going, greatly improving on […]

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Salmon Faverolle All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

Salmon Faverolles are the barnyard comedians. They are enthusiastic about everything they do, curious to the point of nosiness, and quite talkative! They will always run to you when they see you coming hoping for treats, but even without treats, they seem genuinely happy to see you. This chicken breed is just about perfect for […]

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Polish Chickens: Temperament, Color and Egg Laying

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Are you ready to meet with a fun, friendly, quirky chicken with personality and good looks? Well, wait, no more here they are! The Polish chicken has a long history, with much of it lost in the mists of time. It has become beloved by ‘chickenistas’ worldwide. There really isn’t another bird that comes close […]

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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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Egg Bound Chicken: All You Need To Know

Egg Bound Chicken- All You Need To Know

Egg binding is a serious problem and can lead to the death of the hen. Many times though, with proper intervention and care, hens can go on to live a good, long life giving you lots of nutritious eggs! An egg-bound chicken has unique symptoms which you can easily spot if you know what to […]

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How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg?

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Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is walking down to the coop each morning to collect eggs. How do you get chickens to lay eggs? I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning, and the family loves eating them for breakfast! […]

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