Chickens 101

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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Belgian D’Uccles: A True Bantam Chicken Breed
June 23, 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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The Four-Legged Chick

Freshly hatched chicks of assorted breeds filled the incubator. I couldn’t wait to see them. I got more than I bargained for.

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Hope for Male Chicks?

As farmers and homesteaders, we know that no matter how much we love our chickens, the bottom line is they are a food source. They lay wonderfully nutritious eggs, and if we are raising them for meat purposes, they will feed our family for a couple of days.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Sammi the Adventurer
June 15, 2021 · · Chickens 101

In a universe where dogs, goats, or even alpacas can be seen surfing, the thought of animals enjoying the oceans isn’t a novel idea. The line is typically drawn at chickens, however, because they are known to not enjoy water or swimming.

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8 Ways to Engage Youth in Ag
June 14, 2021 · · Chickens 101

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it,” George Orwell said. As a FFA advisor and agriculture teacher, I do see kids these days disconnected with nature and agriculture.

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 miles north of Bordeaux.

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How to Breed Chickens for Show and Fun
June 7, 2021 · · Chickens 101

How do you breed chickens? Chickens will do that all on their own, but for those of us who want a little creative control over the process, there are more technicalities to consider.

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