Chickens 101

Cinnamon Queens, Paint Strippers, and Showgirl Chickens: It’s Hip to Have Hybrids
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Strippers, Showgirl chickens, Cinnamon Queens, and other hip chicken cross breeds with hybrid vigor.

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Show Chickens: The Serious Business of “The Fancy”
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

The world of show chickens is a colorful one that attracts a myriad of unique characters. If you want to join the fun, I encourage you to wander the regional ABA/APA sanctioned poultry shows for inspiration.

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When Breaking a Broody Hen is Necessary
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

This is the hard truth. As stewards to our livestock and property, there are times when we must step in and say, enough is enough.

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Chickens Who Foster, Chickens Who Adopt
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

It is not uncommon to set a broody chicken with fertilized eggs from several different hens, but have you ever given a hen a turkey poult?

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Dorking the Town, Dorking the Chicken
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

American poultry owes a lot to its English roots. My husband Gordon and I set out for England to visit Mudchute Farm and the Dorking Museum to connect with poultry fanciers there.

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Crazy K Farm

The mating habits of hens and roosters aren’t within the purview of most geologists, but that didn’t stop Houston-area geologist Tobi Kosanke from getting into the chicken sex apparel business.

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Breed Profile: Bresse Chicken
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Bresse chickens are France’s best tasting meat chickens. Much of their flavor is due to the unique geography they freely range over, as well as traditional feeding and husbandry methods.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas — Chickens Edition!

Add to Favorites With apologies to Clement C. Moore. The following should prove to all the children out there that Santa visits good chickens, too. I’ve changed some of the …

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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
December 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites With backyard chickens becoming increasingly popular in smaller urban areas, flock owners have a choice between large fowl and bantams. Bantams are often the pick for these …

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How to Start Raising Chickens For Eggs
December 11, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

More and more people, in both rural and urban areas, are starting to raise chickens. Raising chickens for eggs is a great family project and an easy way to be more self-sustainable.

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