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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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Silkie Chickens: Everything Worth Knowing
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

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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Baby Chick Brooder Ideas
March 14, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites From our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!Once you’ve selected your chicken breeds and figured out where to buy baby chicks, …

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Selecting the Right Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites A preview from our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!  Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one you already …

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Blue Andalusian Chicken: Everything Worth Knowing
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed Spotlight: Blue Andalusian Chicken Origin: Blue Andalusian chickens are credited with being natives of Andalusia, a province in Spain. They originated from crossing a black fowl with …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Rooster Spurs
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Do All Roosters Get Spurs? Learn why they grow, what they are used for, and how to maintain rooster spurs.

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Raising Cochin Chickens: The Journey Of a Lifetime

Add to Favorites By Tamara Staples, New York Thomas Roebuck has been raising Cochin chickens for since he was 8 years old. He grew up in a sleepy little town …

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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
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

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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