Chickens 101

The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds

The collection of preserved poultry breeds of the Natural History Museum of Lille is one of the best kept, largest, and most interesting in Europe and dates back to 1823.

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Dorking the Town, Dorking the Chicken
December 6, 2022 · · Chickens 101

A trip to Dorking was more than just about the chicken – it’s about community.

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The Historical Impact of Standard Breeds
December 6, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Standard breeds carry their strength, hardiness, and beauty from the past into the future. The first breeds to be recognized back in the American Poultry Association’s first Standard in 1874 came through the devastation of the Civil War to provide food, income, and inspiration to a struggling nation.

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Dalkins’ Little Indulgence — A Christmas Story

Author and poet Robert Frost wrote a short story titled “Dalkins’ Little Indulgence — A Christmas Story” for the December 15, 1905 issue of Farm-Poultry Semi-Monthly magazine.

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Breed Profile: Russian Orloff Chicken
December 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Russian Orloff chicken is a hardy dual-purpose breed of Russian heritage chicken developed in the 18th century for beauty and utility. Once mature, they are extremely cold-tolerant.

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Chickens Help Parishioners Achieve Their Eco Goals
December 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101, Flock Files

It’s lovely to be able to help people connect with animals. Kids get excited about collecting their chickens and you know they’re going to be loved and looked after

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Chicken Manure and Outdoor Plumbing

Make no mistake, chicken manure in the right — dare we say — hands is valuable stuff.

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The Dutch Bantam Chicken: A True Bantam Breed
November 3, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Dutch bantam chicken is said to have originated in the Netherlands. However, historical documents from Europe tell us that the breed was brought into the Netherlands by Dutch sailors who sailed for The East India Company.

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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The CDC Says It’s Okay to Buy Costumes for Chickens
October 14, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Are costumes for chickens safe for your health and theirs?

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