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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 to help.

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Feed for Orange Yolks

Add to Favorites Healthy Feed By Lisa Steele One of the first things you will likely notice when you start raising your own chickens is how thick the egg whites …

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Getting to Know Olive Egger Chickens

Olive Egger chickens are not a breed, per se, but a cross of two breeds — usually a blue egg layer and a dark brown egg layer.

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Breed Profile: Cochin Chicken

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 color.

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All About Orpington Chickens
December 20, 2020 · · Chickens 101

1886, Black Orpington, County Kent, England, from a Black Langshan-Black Minorca-Black Plymouth Rock cross.

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Mastering Omelets

Add to Favorites What’s so difficult about making an omelet you might ask? Actually, you’re right; an omelet is very simple to make but how many great omelets have you …

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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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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

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 to the American Standard of Perfection. Bred for market, Sussex has grown in fame for its meat and its eggs.

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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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