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The Red Jungle Fowl Breed Profile – Egg Laying, Temperament, Broodiness

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If you like your chickens wild, the Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus Gallus) is the way to go! They don’t care to make friends with their humans and prefer to disappear into nature as much as they can. This is because it is considered to be the great-great-great-great (ok you get the idea) grandfather of all […]

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The Hamburg Chicken Breed Profile – All You Need To Know

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The Hamburg chicken is a plucky little member of the poultry family with origin stories dating back to 14th century Holland. This chicken has some fun stories to chitty-chat about, including its first show appearance in a pub in England during the 19th century. Yup, this little chook competed in its first show in a […]

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Columbian Wyandotte Chicken – Everything You Need To Know

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Any new chicken owner who does their research on best breed for beginners will undoubtably come across the Columbian Wyandotte. The Wyandotte is an American bird that first arrived on the scene in the 1870s.  This American poultry staple made its first appearance in Chicago at the World Fair. The name, Wyandotte, comes from the […]

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Hatching Eggs – Everything You Need To Know

It’s that time of year when thoughts turn towards getting or hatching some chicks, so we thought we would dedicate this article to hatching eggs whether they be your own hens or bought eggs. There are a few important points to know when hatching for the first time, so if you are a hatching novice, […]

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Andalusian Chicken: All You Need To Know About This Blue Hen

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This blue feathered chicken comes from the Mediterranean area where it is still found today (although in very small numbers). A rare beauty is a very apt description of this ancient breed. It is a bird that enjoys its’ freedom and is very capable of surviving in adverse conditions. In this article we discuss everything […]

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Chicken Brooders: Everything you Need to Know

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A chicken brooder is an essential piece of equipment for you if you intend to hatch and raise chicks yourself. The really nice thing about having one ready to go is that you can effectively hatch year round if you want to. In this article we will explain the various chicken brooders available so you […]

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Chicken Water Nipples: All You Need To Know

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Chicken drinking nipples are a fairly recent innovation in the backyard poultry world although the commercial industry has been using them for several years. In fact, regular drinkers have not been used in the commercial poultry field for years. One of the biggest benefits of drinking nipples is the fact that it keeps the water […]

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Chicken Harness: What to Know Before Buying One

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I must admit, the first time I saw a chicken harness I did a ‘double take’! Having never seen a hen walking on a leash before, it was surprising to say the least. They are fantastic to use in areas where your chickens can’t free range. You can walk them on the leash to give […]

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Cackle Hatchery: What You Should Know Before Buying

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We have been asked by several people how to find out which are the best hatcheries to get your chicks from. Cackle Hatchery are one of the largest hatcheries in the US. In this article we have put together a guide on how you can assess the hatchery yourself. You can then make an informed decision […]

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All You Need To Know About Marek’s Disease

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Marek’s disease is an insidious disease that catches many keepers by surprise. Its effect on your flock can be devastating. We’ve discussed Marek’s in the past, however there is much mis-information out there, so this article will clarify matters for you and your birds. Many keepers are lucky enough to go a lifetime and never see […]

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