Chickens 101

How an Injured Chick Became My Pet Chicken
December 6, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Several years ago, when we were fairly new to owning backyard chickens, we had a small flock of six, but we were ready to expand. While at …

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Blue and Black Australorp Chicken: A Prolific Egg Layer
December 3, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Australorp Chickens Origin: Originating in Australia, the Australorp chicken breed arrived in the 1920s in America and other parts of the world. They originated from Black Orpington …

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Thin Eggshells Are More Likely to Let Bacteria In
December 2, 2019 · · 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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Breed Profile: Golden Comet Chickens
November 23, 2019 · · 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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Breed Profile: Rhode Island Red Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed: Rhode Island Red Chicken Origin: As you might guess, the Rhode Island Red origin is the East Coast in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rhode Island Red chickens are as …

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Saving Heritage Chicken Breeds
November 4, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Did you know there are many endangered heritage chicken breeds? Chickens, turkeys, geese and more are on the American Livestock Breeders Conservancy list of at-risk breeds. The …

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The Phantom Chicken of London: Tastes Like Spooky!
October 31, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What has feathers, a British accent and goes cluck in the night? When we booked a trip to England this past summer, I wasn’t thinking, “Hey, let’s …

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Add to Favorites By Wendy E.N. Thomas – Olivia Dougherty, who lives in Delaware, Maryland, created her chicken clothes for a contest, sponsored by Cooptastic, one of the nation’s premier …

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This Just In: CDC Says Okay to Costumes for Chickens!
October 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Are costumes for chickens safe for your health and theirs?

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From Funny Chicken Videos to World Records, Backyard Poultry Have Become Ubiquitous
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Can you believe that 2019 marked the 30th year of the World Wide Web? As we enter 2020 and your resolutions begin to formulate, consider breaking your own poultry-related world record.

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