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Miniature Chickens

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Miniature horses, miniature pigs, miniature chickens? Yes, there really are miniature chickens, though they aren’t just a novelty, flash-in-the-pan, type of tiny animal. They’ve actually been around for quite a while, and they have a name: Bantams. And yes, you’ll be thrilled to hear they come in all different kinds of chicken breeds, many of […]

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Grey Chicken Breeds

Grey Chicken Breeds

There are quite a few breeds out there that look grey, so if you’re looking for one of these beautiful birds you have quite a few options to pick from! Most have feathers that are composed of various shades ranging from almost black to pale silver and others are more uniform or even extravagantly patterned. […]

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17 Best Blue Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

17 Best Blue Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

Blue is a very common and very old color variation in chickens and is being bred into more and more breeds each year. There’s no question why – blue is absolutely gorgeous in chickens! Luckily this popularity is making it easier and easier to find and anyone can add a fun splash of color to […]

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Wyandotte Chickens: Are They Right For Your Flock?

Wyandotte

The Wyandotte is one of Americas’ favorite hens. Created in the North-Eastern US it is a firm favorite of many homesteaders for its reliability in producing eggs and meat. It has the distinction of being the first American breed specifically bred to be dual purpose. It is a beautifully marked heritage bird. Sadly, it fell […]

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Golden Laced Wyandotte: Egg Laying, Broodiness and Temperament

gold laced wyandotte

The Golden Laced Wyandotte is possibly one of America’s most beautiful and beloved chickens and one that is hard to mistake with its stunning plumage. It is a breed that was created in the fairly recent past by poultry farmers looking for a homegrown dual-purpose chicken. At the time there were few truly dual-purpose breeds […]

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Silver Laced Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

silver laced wyandotte

The creation of the Wyandotte breed came about from the desire to have a chicken breed that was suitable as an ‘all-rounder’ – that is, for both eggs and table fare. Wyandotte’s are good layers of light to dark brown eggs averaging about 200 eggs/year. Of course, other colors came along later, but the Silver […]

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Columbian Wyandotte Chicken – Everything You Need To Know

columbian wyandotte everything you need to know

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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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Egg production, Temperament and More Blog Cover

Although we recently did an article on the Wyandotte chicken, we have received a lot of enquiries about the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte. The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is perhaps the prettiest Wyandotte. So here’s an article on this beautifully marked bird just for those who think it’s ‘the bomb’. In this article we discuss […]

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