Chickens 101

Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are now sometimes used as therapy animals, providing companionship, confidence, and a feeling of well-being to people in need.

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Five Reasons Why I Love Owning Chickens
August 18, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Being raised on a farm, owning chickens is a natural thing for me, but when someone asked me about my personal reasons for owning chickens, I had to stop and think. Is it because we always have, or are there more personal beliefs and reasons? The answer is both.

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Saving Heritage Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

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.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · 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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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

Whether it be for a competition, holiday, or just for pleasure, many people enjoy putting clothes and accessories on their chickens.

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Giving Salmon Faverolles Chickens A Chance

Since Maine’s short, dark winter days already mean they don’t lay in the winter that often, so we needed something a little less broody. Enter Salmon Faverolles.

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Hungarian Yellow Chickens
August 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101

For poultry keepers looking for a very pretty, unusual landrace breed, Hungarian Yellow chickens may be worth considering.

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Birds of a Feather Stop Laying Together

“What’s wrong with my chickens? Why aren’t they laying?” Often the answer people get back is “your chickens are molting” but follow up information is surprisingly hard to come by for the novice chicken breeder.

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Naughty Chickens Help People with Mental Health Problems in London
August 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Sydenham Garden welcomes a mental health group three times a week to interact with the therapy chickens.

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Silkie Chicken Facts

Have you ever dreamed of owning a “buddy” chicken that loves sitting on your lap and cuddling, a chicken with an entertaining personality, sweet temperament, and a gorgeous appearance with soft silky feathers? Easily identified, they are the popular Silkie chicken.

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