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Guinea Hen: What is a Guinea Fowl, Eggs, and All You Need To Know (Complete Care Guide)

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Guinea hen’s popularity seems to be on the rise. They go by several names, but the most common are Guinea Fowl and Pet Speckled Hen. These peculiar-looking birds are quite the talk of the town wherever they are seen. Guinea chickens are a strange-looking bird to be sure, once seen, never forgotten. They are dramatically […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Araucana Chickens

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The Araucana chickens are 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 […]

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The Dorking Chicken: Everything You Need to Know

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 that is, unfortunately, currently considered endangered. Dorkings is one of the oldest known chicken breeds, possibly dating to 43 AD.  So, if the Dorking has been around […]

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What Is Chicken Wire: When to Use It for Your DIY Chicken Coop and Alternatives

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Chicken wire was actually invented back in 1844 by an English ironmonger called Charles Barnard. He lived in the town of Norwich which was a cloth weaving town. He took the basic principles from the cloth loom and applied it to wire and created a simple, cheap and easy way to keep small animals and […]

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ISA Brown Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know

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The ISA Brown Chicken breed is a fairly recent introduction to the poultry world and is a very popular girl. She can lay lots of beautiful eggs for you and has a great personality. They are medium-sized, affectionate, docile hen which is suited to family living. The usefulness of the breed cannot be denied – […]

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Can Chickens Swim? All You Need To Know

can chickens swim

This question had never entered my head – I assumed they didn’t! Like me, you also assumed chickens don’t swim. You’re not alone. It appears most people think chickens can’t swim either. In the ordinary course of the day, you can watch your chicken drink water, perhaps paddle her feet if she’s hot, but swim? […]

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New Hampshire Chicken All You Need To Know: Color Varieties and Temperament

New hampshire chicken

Although they look very similar to the Rhode Island Red, the New Hampshire chicken never attained the Rhode Island Red’s runaway success. It was overshadowed by the success of the Rhode Island Red, even though they created the two just several years apart. The fact that they look very similar may have had something to […]

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What Ducks Eat: Everything You Need To Know

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A slightly different focus today – ducks! More specifically, what should ducks eat, how you should feed them, what treats can you give them, and much more. As a small child, I can remember going to the riverside with my Mum to feed the ducks. Those ducks used to make me laugh with their antics […]

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Orpington All You Need To Know: Personality and Egg Color

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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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Grit and Oyster Shells: Do Your Chickens Need Them?

grit and oyster shells

Unfortunately, a lot of people think that grit and oyster shells are the same things. They are not. Your hens require both oyster shell and grit. Without it, serious health issues can arise, such as Sour Crop and Brittle Bones. So now we know that our ladies need oyster shells and grit as additives to […]

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