Chickens 101

The History of Rhode Island Red Chickens

Add to Favorites 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 …

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What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
March 14, 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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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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The Economics of Egg Farming

Add to Favorites By Bill Hyde, Happy Farm, LLC, Colorado — When I started egg farming, I kept track of my costs. The numbers surprised me. Turning a profit leaves …

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A Touch of Dutch in Welsummer Chickens

Add to Favorites By William Morrow – Welsummer chickens, or Welsumer as it is spelled in its homeland of Holland, were introduced to an international audience for the first time in 1921 …

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How to Order Baby Chicks in the Mail
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites So you want to start raising backyard chickens? And you want to start out with cute, fuzzy chicks? Of course, you do. You can either purchase them …

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How to Hatch Chicken Eggs

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider – It is time to begin preparations for breeding and collecting eggs for hatching. Anyone can have great success in learning how to hatch …

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The Jersey Giant Chicken: An Outstanding Heritage Meat Breed

Add to Favorites By Don Schrider — What is considered the largest breed of chicken? With standard weights of 13 pounds for males and 10 pounds for females, the humble Jersey …

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The Dutch Bantam Chicken: A True Bantam Breed

Add to Favorites By Laura Haggarty The Dutch bantam chicken is said to have originated in the Netherlands. However, historical documents from Europe tell us that the breed was brought …

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Frizzle Chickens: Unusual Eye Candy in a Flock

Add to Favorites A standard Polish is compared to the Frizzle. By Laura Haggarty – One of the more unusual-looking chickens you may run across is the Frizzle chicken. Frizzle chickens …

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