Chickens 101

All About Leghorn Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Leghorn chicken Origin: The original Leghorn chicken came from Italy, according to The Standard of U.S. Perfection, but the breed’s many sub-varieties originated or were developed in …

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Serama Chickens: Good Things In Small Packages

Add to Favorites Serama (Sir-Rom-Ah) chickens were first imported to North America in the fall of 2000. Jerry Schexnayder (www.JerrysSeramas.com) of Louisiana brought in a total of 135 adult birds, …

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Breed Profile: Wyandotte Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed: Wyandotte chicken Origin: Wyandotte chickens were called “American Sebright” fowl until the late 1800s, when Mr. Fred A. Houdlette decided to name them “Wyandotte,” after a powerful tribe of …

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Getting to Know Olive Egger Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Cross-Breed: Olive Egger chicken Origin: Olive Egger chickens are not a breed, per se, but a cross of two breeds — usually a blue egg layer and …

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Buying Baby Chicks: Top 4 Questions to Ask

Add to Favorites You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: buying baby chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering baby …

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Breed Profile: Marans Chicken

Add to Favorites Breed: Marans chicken Origin: In Marans, France, about 240 miles southwest from Paris, and 100 miles from wine country, and according to the American Poultry Association, the …

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All About Orpington Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Orpington chicken Origin: 1886, Black Orpington, County Kent, England, from a Black Langshan-Black Minorca-Black Plymouth Rock cross. The Buff and White varieties were used to make …

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Top 10 Questions and Answers About Backyard Chickens

Add to Favorites By Byron Parker – It’s getting easier for people outside the backyard poultry community to understand why so many of us choose to dedicate a portion of …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Free! Five baby chicks with each feed purchase! The deal is tempting and new chicken owners rush to the feed stores for free chick days. Here’s what …

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6 Celebrities Who Keep Chickens as Pets
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Keeping chickens as pets is growing increasingly popular, and I bet you can think of one or two celebrities who keep a flock in their backyard, just …

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