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Breed Profile: Rhode Island Red Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed: Rhode Island Red Chicken Origin: As you might guess, the Rhode Island Red origin is the East Coast in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rhode Island Red chickens are as …

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List: The Best Chicken Names — A to Z

Add to Favorites Dreaming up the perfect baby chick names is one of the most exciting parts of starting or adding to a flock. If you need inspiration, our readers and …

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Belgian d’Uccle Chicken: Everything Worth Knowing
October 5, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Belgian Bearded d’Uccle bantam chicken Class: Feather Legged Origin: Belgium. The Belgian d’Uccle bantam was bred for the first time in the small municipality of Uccle …

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Breed Profile: Sussex Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed: Sussex chicken Origin: Sussex chickens are one of the oldest English breeds known, and originated, appropriately, in the County of Sussex around the turn of the …

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Breed Profile: Brahma Chicken

Often described as “The King of Chickens,” the Brahma chicken breed was developed in America from very large fowl imported from China. According to the Livestock Conservancy, Chittigong fowl from Bangladesh were used to a very small degree, and stamped head and comb characteristics onto the breed, differentiating it from the Shanghai breed (now known as the Cochin).

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Breed Profile: Saxony Duck
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Saxony duck Origin: Albert Franz of Chemnitz (East Germany) began developing the Saxony duck in 1930. He used Rouen, German Pekin, and Blue …

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All About Ancona Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Ancona duck Origin: The Ancona duck was developed in Great Britain during the early 20th century. It is similar to a Magpie duck and considered to be …

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The Digestive System
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites The digestive system of a chicken has some similarities and some distinct differences to the human digestive system. In this article, we will explore this marvelous system, …

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Breed Profile: New Hampshire Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: New Hampshire chicken Origin: United States. Development of the New Hampshire chicken breed began in 1915 from a foundation of Rhode Island Reds, first brought into …

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