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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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 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 However, historical documents from Europe tell us that the breed was brought …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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