Chickens 101

Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond …

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Breed Profile: Ameraucana Chicken
August 3, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Amercaucana chickens have tails and muffs, with eight varieties recognized in both Bantam and large fowl. Lavender Ameraucanas are a very popular newer variety that is not yet recognized by the APA or ABA.

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Breed Profile: Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken
August 2, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Egyptian Fayoumi chickens are tough and thrifty birds with remarkable disease resistance and heat tolerance. They are highly fertile and good layers.

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Get to Know the Cream Legbar: A Beautiful Blue Egg Layer

In the past few years, a number of new and exciting chicken breeds have been imported into America, but none more than the Cream Legbar chicken has captured the imagination of America’s poultry hobbyists.

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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other’s Feathers Out … and Other Chicken Behavior Problems
July 24, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Chicken behavior problems, such as chickens pecking each other’s feathers out, are best resolved through prevention, by providing an enriched environment and a harmonious flock. For more details, read on!

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
July 22, 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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Cock-A-Doodle … Don’t?

Rooster’s rock! They are beautiful, majestic, and handsome gents, and I love them … well, some of them.

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Rooster vs. Hen: Know Before They Crow
July 17, 2020 · · Chickens 101

How do you tell apart a baby rooster vs baby hen? Several methods can determine rooster vs hen traits (including some which are breed-specific).

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
July 16, 2020 · · Chickens 101

On the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you?

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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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