Chickens 101

The Four-Legged Chick

Freshly hatched chicks of assorted breeds filled the incubator. I couldn’t wait to see them. I got more than I bargained for.

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Efficiently Hatching Eggs with a Broody Chicken
February 27, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Having a broody chicken is one of the most exciting things one can discover in their coop. Learn how to efficiently hatch and raise chicks with a broody.

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Top 10 Best Chickens for Eggs
February 26, 2020 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

If you’re in the business of selling eggs, it’s important to have the best chickens for eggs. Whether they’re green, brown or white, those eggs are the commodity you’re selling so they’ve got to be top-notch and plentiful.

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The Farm at Prophetstown
February 25, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Nestled right in Prophetstown State Park, you will find a treasure worth visiting. The Farm is a 95-acre working farm that you can visit from April until November seven days a week.

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Crèvecœur Chicken: Conserving a Historic Breed
February 25, 2020 · · Chickens 101

After success with the Buckeye, Jeannette Beranger of The Livestock Conservancy is now working with the Crèvecœur chicken.

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All About Nankin Bantams

Add to Favorites By Don Cable, California — Nankin bantams are wonderful chickens for those interested in the history of poultry keeping and especially bantam breeds. Formerly known as the …

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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured are not purebred chickens at all but crossbreeds / hybrid chickens hatcheries produce for very specific purposes – such as egg production.

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When Breaking a Broody Hen is Necessary
February 12, 2020 · · Chickens 101

This is the hard truth. As stewards to our livestock and property, there are times when we must step in and say, enough is enough.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
February 8, 2020 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other in 3 Easy Steps
February 6, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Have you ever wondered what goes through a chicken’s mind? Wouldn’t it be helpful if they could say, “My feathers are itchy!” or “I’m bored!”?

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