Chickens 101

12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites As the year of the rooster winds down, let’s take a look at 12 fascinating facts about roosters that may just have you considering adding these beauties …

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A Chicken’s Digestive System: The Journey From Feed to Egg
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites When the dinner bell rings for a backyard flock, the hens come running. There’s nothing like complete, balanced layer feed. But what happens after your chickens are finished …

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Breed Profile: Lakenvelder Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Lakenvelder chicken Origin: The Lakenvelder chicken developed in the early 19th century near the border of Germany and the Netherlands. The word “Lakenvelder” …

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Breed Profile: Olandsk Dwarf Chicken

Add to Favorites Origin: Öland, off the southeastern coast of Sweden. It’s the second largest island in Sweden. Descended from British garden hens. Standard Description: A petite Swedish landrace breed that …

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Cockerel and Pullet Chickens: 3 Tips for Raising These Teenagers
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Do you remember the glory days of seventh grade? For many people, they were filled with braces, high-water pants and new experiences. Our teenage years are pivotal, …

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The Delightful Sebright Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Active, spunky and easily tamed, this British bantam breed is currently listed as “threatened” on the Conservation Priority List. The Sebright chicken, named after their developer Sir …

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9 Lesser-Known Facts About Chickens and Ducks

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Do chickens have tonsils? Can chickens get rabies? How do ducks mate? Do questions about these facts about chickens ever keep you up …

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Breed Profile: Cochin Chicken

Add to Favorites Origin: The Chinese Shanghai fowl (later changed to “Cochin”) came to Great Britain and America in 1845. The earliest Cochin chickens were more or less buff in color. …

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Breed Profile: Wyandotte Chicken

Add to Favorites By Dr. Don Monke and Jonathan Patterson. Wyandotte Chicken Breed Characteristics The Wyandotte chicken breed is one of the most prominent breeds of poultry in the United …

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Empordanesa and Penedesenca Chickens

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs Penedesenca chicken. Empordanesa chicken. They roll off the tongue, like guitar chords to a background of castanets. Their Spanish names are unfamiliar, but these …

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