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Saxony Duck: July Breed of the Month

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

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

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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Belgian Bearded d’Uccle Chicken: Everything Worth Knowing

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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New Hampshire Chicken: February Breed of the Month

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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Chantecler Chicken: October Breed of the Month

Breed of the Month: Chantecler chicken Origin: The white variety of the Chantecler chicken was originally developed in Canada in the early 1900s by crossing a Dark Cornish, White Leghorn, Rhode …

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Olandsk Dwarf Chicken: August Breed of the Month

Breed of the Month: Olandsk Dwarf chicken Origin: Öland, off the southeastern coast of Sweden. It’s the second largest island in Sweden. Descended from British garden hens. Standard Description: A petite …

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Cochin Chicken: June Breed of the Month

Breed of the Month: Cochin chicken Origin: The Chinese Shanghai fowl (later changed to “Cochin”) came to Great Britain and America in 1845. The earliest Cochin chickens were more or less buff in …

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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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