Chickens 101

Developing Moonbeam Chickens
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

For a year and a half, Danielle has been working to develop a new breed of chickens, and she is almost there. These chickens have black skin and beaks with stark white feathers. She calls them Moonbeam chickens.

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Kelly Rankin’s New Beginnings
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Meet Kelly Rankin, a man who went the wrong direction several times, and is now building a good life, thanks in part to Backyard Poultry and Countryside & Small Stock Journal.

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Chicken Husbandry: Five Welfare Needs
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Chicken welfare is an important consideration within chicken husbandry. We need to know chickens’ needs in order to raise them to be healthy and productive.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Kauai’s Feral Chickens
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

When I was a child, I learned about the famous feral chickens living in Hawaii and even back then they caught my interest. I recently came across a social media post about them and all my previous awe and excitement came rushing back.

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Breed Profile: Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken
October 25, 2019 · · 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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12 Tips to Help You Legalize Owning Chickens in Your Community

Add to Favorites By Jono Miller – Can I keep chickens in my area? Across the country chicken lovers are fighting for the right to keep a few backyard chickens. …

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The Brahma Chicken – Raising a Large Breed
October 22, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Many people ask me what is the best backyard chicken breed to raise. For me, my favorite has long been the Brahma chicken. Although I do feel like …

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Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
October 17, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of …

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List: The Best Chicken Names — A to Z

Add to Favorites Dreaming up the perfect baby chick names is one of the most exciting parts of starting or adding to a flock. If you need inspiration, our readers and …

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Understanding Sex-Link Hybrid Chickens

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – At Backyard Poultry we get questions all the time asking for help identifying the breed of various chickens. Many times the chickens pictured …

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