Kids’ Corner

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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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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Silkie Chickens: Everything Worth Knowing

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Silkie chickens Origin: Silkie chickens are an ancient bantam breed most likely originating in China, although India and Java may also be their …

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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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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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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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Chickens as Pets: 5 Kid-Friendly Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Raising a flock of backyard chickens as pets with “benefits” is a fun, fulfilling activity that the whole family can get involved in. Kids love to help …

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