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List: The Best Chicken Names — A to Z

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 fans are here …

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

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 at the southeast …

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Breed Profile: Sussex Chicken

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 20th century, according …

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Breed Profile: Ameraucana Chicken
August 4, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed: Ameraucana chicken Origin: The Ameraucana chicken is a blue egg-laying breed with tails and muffs. It was developed in the United States in the late 1970s by a small group of …

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Breed Profile: Brahma Chicken

Breed: Brahma chicken Origin: 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, …

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

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 Pomeranian ducks in …

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

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 a descendant of …

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The Digestive System
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

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, how it is …

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

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 New Hampshire from …

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