Chickens 101

Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Did you know that even if you have only purebred birds in your flock, they might be sex-links? Wait, don’t panic! Your birds are …

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Belgian D’Uccles: A True Bantam Chicken Breed
November 30, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I started raising Belgian d’Uccles, a true bantam chicken breed, about five years ago and it was quite by accident. I had bought a few mixed bantam chicks …

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
November 29, 2021 · · 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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Thin Eggshells Are More Likely to Let Bacteria In
November 29, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Sunny side up, over easy or hard boiled? Think about the last time you made eggs. Did the shell break in a crisp, perfect line or was …

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Make Your Own Flock with Rooster and Hen Crochet Ornaments

Add to Favorites By Toni Rexroat – There is nothing quite like a handmade gift. Homemade arts and crafts embody a personal love that is hard to replicate in a …

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Rooster of Barcelos
November 29, 2021 · · Chickens 101

This happy rooster with a bright red comb, adorned with hearts and flowers, is the unofficial symbol of Portugal, representing honesty, integrity, trust, and honor. He is said to be the embodiment of the Portuguese people’s love of life.

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Chicken Books for Young Readers

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, or otherwise to a young chicken lover here are some great picture and middle-grade chicken books that will keep them wanting to turn the pages.

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Breed Profile: Golden Comet Chickens
November 26, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Golden Comet chickens are friendly, calm, and prolific layers, making excellent backyard birds, but life is often shortened by reproductive tract issues.

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Meet the Prehistoric Chickens at Barnacre Alpacas
November 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

The Golden Brahma hens are a favourite with visitors too. They look like prehistoric birds, with fluffy feet.

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