Chickens 101

The Secret Life of Poultry: Chickens of Gondor
July 23, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Fanny Windeløv-Jensen is a chicken owner from Denmark with a fairly unique flock of hens, and any fellow Lord of the Rings (LOTR for short) fans are going to see why.

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Do Chickens Have Feelings, Emotions, and Sentience?
July 23, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Do chickens have feelings and are they sentient? Researchers are investigating their emotions and how they express them. Although more research is required, there is clear evidence of emotions that are important to chickens’ welfare.

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Games for Kids and Chickens

Kids are drawn to hens, and it seems the opposite is also true — especially once backyard hens realize our small ones can serve as food dispensers, too. And kids love it when hens start to do whatever they ask.

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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
July 7, 2021 · · Chickens 101

With backyard chickens becoming increasingly popular in smaller urban areas, flock owners have a choice between large fowl and bantams. Bantams are often the pick for these settings, but why?

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Our Henhouse Was “Gone With the Wind”

Have you ever experienced one of life’s unexpected happenings? These can be great, or they can bring disaster. One could only regard what occurred on July 30th as a disaster for my husband and me.

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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Breed Profile: Delaware Chicken

The Delaware chicken is a 20th-century creation, developed specifically for the growing broiler market in the 1940s. They’re so pretty, they were recognized by the APA for exhibition (in 1952), in those years when production was as significant as beauty.

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How I Break A Broody Chicken

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Robert Korcz Breaking a broody chicken can be a daunting task and I am told sometimes an impossible one. I do not profess …

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Hank’s Homestead
June 27, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Chickens might be relatively low maintenance pets, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make a mess. A clean and dry coop is one of the best ways of keeping a flock healthy.

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Frizzle Chickens: Unusual Eye Candy in a Flock

One of the more unusual-looking chickens you may run across is the Frizzle chicken. Frizzle chickens are not so much a chicken breed, as a type of bird.

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