Whilst not strictly purebred, the Easter Egger has become a backyard favorite across America. With its cute looks and vibrant personality, what’s not to like? They are known as Easter Eggers because they can lay a wide variety of egg colors, and their plumage can also be in various colors. Generally, in the US, an […]
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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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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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Small but mighty, the Serama lays claim to the smallest chicken globally and one of the most expensive! It is a relative newcomer to the Western world but has been known in Singapore for many years. Serama breed has the distinction of being a true bantam – there is no large counterpart chicken. It has […]
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Making sure your chickens’ diet is right, is the difference between having happy hens laying lots of eggs and grumpy hens who will peck your finger off if you go near them! We changed our chickens’ diet last year and were amazed when within a couple of days their egg laying had plummeted- so we’ve […]
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The Black Star chicken is a relatively recent addition to the backyard chicken world. This breed was created to lay a huge amount of eggs to satisfy the grocery needs of the expanding population in the 1950s. However these days you are most likely to find them on homesteads. Keep reading to learn more about […]
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The Buckeye chicken comes from the Buckeye State (Ohio). Why is it called a Buckeye? The color of the bird is said to be exactly the color of buckeye tree nuts (horse chestnuts). This American treasure almost disappeared from the poultry world soon after its creation. The hugely successful Rhode Island Red outshone all competition […]
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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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