Chickens 101

How Much Do Chickens Cost?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies. But how much do chickens …

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How an Injured Chick Became My Pet Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Several years ago, when we were fairly new to owning backyard chickens, we had a small flock of six, but we were ready to expand. While at our feed store, …

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What to Look for When Buying Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

So you find yourself at the feed store staring at a bin full of cheeping, peeping adorable balls of fluff and are rendered incapable of leaving without a box full …

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Andalusian Chickens and The Poultry Royalty of Spain

Andalusian chickens, Black Spanish chickens, and Minorca chickens all have a long and gloried history as the poultry royalty of Spain. Over the centuries, the people of Spain have developed …

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · 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 …

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12 Tips to Help You Legalize Owning Chickens in Your Community

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. The City of …

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The History of Rhode Island Red Chickens

By Dave Anderson – Rhode Island Red chickens are striking birds with the contrast between the dark red body color, black tail with a “beetle green” sheen and the bright …

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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

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 settings, but why? …

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Twas the Night Before Christmas — Chickens Edition!

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 words, but I’m …

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Chicken Clothes for Halloween and Christmas

By Wendy E.N. Thomas – Olivia Dougherty, who lives in Delaware, Maryland, created her chicken clothes for a contest, sponsored by Cooptastic, one of the nation’s premier educational conferences dedicated …

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