How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

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Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!) and you’d be surprised by the actual […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Quail Eggs

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Aside from the fact that quail eggs are gloriously adorable, there are quite a few other reasons to consider getting your hands on these little gems. Quail are easy birds to keep and care for, and since they are considered game birds, they can also be kept in some cities where chickens are not allowed. […]

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The Dorking: Everything You Need to Know About This Rare Chicken

Looking for a breed that will bring meat, eggs, and companionship to your family? You’ve found it! The Dorking chicken is a special chicken with a rich history which is, unfortunately, currently considered endangered. The Dorking is one of the oldest known chicken breeds, possibly dating back to 43 AD.  So, if the Dorking has […]

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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 Cornish Chicken Breed Profile – All You Need To Know

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If you’re confused about the Cornish and the Cornish Cross, you aren’t alone. Even for a chicken fanatic, it can take a time to dig up the correct information on these two varieties of chickens. So, let’s sort that out right off the bat—the Cornish chicken is not the same as the Cornish Cross broiler. […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens

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The Araucana is the breed responsible for the blue egg craze, and unfortunately, many chicken enthusiasts confuse this quirky chicken with the Ameraucana and the Easter Egger. It’s understandable, however, since these three types of chickens all lay colorful eggs—mainly blue. Because of the rarity of this breed, the Araucana is hard to come by […]

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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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Orpington All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

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 […]

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