Chickens 101

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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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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Garfield Farm and the Black Java Chicken

Add to Favorites By Ann Stewart – Increasing the population of the Black Java chicken was the primary goal for Garfield Farm. In the mid-1990s, the Java chicken was nearly extinct. …

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All About the Faverolles Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Faverolles chicken Origin: The Faverolles is a composite breed originating from crosses of Houdans, Dorkings, and Asiatics. The Faverolle chicken breed takes its …

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5 Reasons People Love Raising Chickens 
in Their Backyard

Add to Favorites “Why do you love raising chickens?” Ask any flock raiser this question and the answer will be filled with passion. Raising chickens in a backyard setting gives …

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Ayam Cemani Chicken: Totally Black Inside and Out
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Ayam Cemani Chicken The Indonesian Ayam Cemani chicken, with its unrelenting darkness, is one of the world’s most fascinating chicken breeds. Its feathers are …

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