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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Muscovy Duck: Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More…

Muscovy Duck- Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More...

The Muscovy duck is an unmistakable sight with its bright red caruncles. This unusual-looking duck has been kept for hundreds of years and is a staple for many indigenous peoples of South America, adding eggs and meat to their diet. Although originally a tropical bird, it has adapted well to various climates and can thrive […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Chicken Combs (Varieties, Colors and More)

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The vast majority of chickens have combs, but why is that? It is a very unique and important part of the chicken as we shall learn. The first ‘combs’ were found on the dinosaur remains of the Edmontosaurus (one of the last dinosaurs on Earth). Today we are going to explore exactly why chickens have […]

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Ameraucana Chicken: Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

Ameraucana Chicken- Care Guide, Color Varieties and More

The Ameraucana is a unique chicken among its peers. It is a fairly recent addition to the chicken breeds making its’ debut in the 1970s. It has a staunch band of breeders and followers in this country and many others and is slowly gathering more folks who are becoming devoted followers. The history of the […]

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Why Using Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs

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In an ideal world we would let our chickens free-range all year round, and we’re sure they would appreciate us for this. However what do you do during the winter, when predators such as foxes are desperate and will risk an attack during the daytime? You could just keep your chickens in a coop and […]

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25 of the Best Chicken Facts (Binocular Vision, Dinosaurs and More)

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This weeks’ focus is on chicken facts that perhaps you didn’t know. Most of us know about our ladies in a general way, but we have been digging around to find lesser known facts about our feathered friends! Surprisingly, it was hard to narrow down the list to 25 – there are lots of interesting […]

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

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Chickens don’t come any cuter than Belgian D’Uccles – but I am biased of course! If there were 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 […]

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Speckled Sussex: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

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 it, and other varieties of Sussex fowl, was in danger of dying out in the early 1900s, a few die hard poultry keepers kept the lines […]

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Sussex Chicken: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

An endearing and beloved hen, the Sussex breed has been with us for at least a couple of centuries now. It has been bred as a dual purpose hen, excelling at both. It has an interesting history and has endured through the ups and downs of the poultry world fads. The Sussex has enjoyed a […]

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Frizzle Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

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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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