Chickens 101

Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

By Don Schrider – 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 …

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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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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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Download our free Poultry Guides
October 2, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Need some support with your flock? Take a look in one of our helpful poultry guides!

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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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This Just In: CDC Says Okay to Costumes for Chickens!
October 1, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Are costumes for chickens safe for your health and theirs?

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Poet Wordsworth’s Chickens
October 1, 2019 · · Chickens 101

William Wordsworth wrote about his hens in some of his poetry, observing hen parenting techniques and crediting them with “tenderness and love” towards their newborn chicks. Today, the hens that live at Wordsworth House and Garden are Orpingtons and Silkies.

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Secret Life of Poultry: Our Old Place Farm
October 1, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Surprisingly, there isn’t as much information about disabilities in poultry as I’d imagined there’d be. It was while browsing the interwebs, searching for other similar stories as mine, where I encountered Lisa Johnson.

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Broody Chicken Breeds: A Frequently Under-Valued Asset
September 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

A broody hen or two is a wonderful resource that can be used to increase one’s flock. Many times, poultry keepers undervalue this heredity-linked trait in broody chicken breeds.

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
September 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies. But how much do chickens …

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