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Breed Profile: Marans Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

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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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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How to Find the Best Caretaker for Your Backyard Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites It takes a village to go on vacation. Especially if you have a garden, livestock or chickens. Automatic waterers and over-sized feeders prevent problems but they can’t …

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Plymouth Barred Rock Chickens: The Original Heirloom Chicken Breed

Add to Favorites by Robert Blosl – Plymouth Barred Rock chickens were developed just after the Civil War with the expectation of developing a dual-purpose fowl that had a good …

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Breed Profile: Wyandotte Chickens — A Top Backyard Choice
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

This popular breed was developed in the late 1800s. The breed was named after the Wendat Tribe. Although no breeding records of their development have been found, the Dark Brahma is thought to be a part of the formula. With eighteen color patterns recognized, there is a pattern for everyone’s preference. I have both Silver Laced and Golden Laced Wyandotte chickens in my flock. Some of the color patterns listed in the breed books are rather rare.

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Is It a Rooster? How To Sex Backyard Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites This flock only contains hens, but you can see the difference in facial features between the breeds. I try to keep connected with the poultry community and …

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Speckled Sussex Chicken: A Favorite Backyard Breed
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites I guess every chicken keeper has a favorite backyard chicken breed. While visiting our farm, a young homesteader asked me which of the breeds I currently have do …

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Common Poultry Abbreviations
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites From the day I first started keeping chickens I’ve constantly run across abbreviations used by other poultry keepers that “everybody else” seems to know. Poultry shows are …

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What to Look for When Buying Baby Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

So you find yourself at the feed store staring at a bin full of cheeping, peeping adorable balls of fluff and are rendered incapable of leaving without a box full of baby chicks

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Andalusian Chickens and The Poultry Royalty of Spain

Add to Favorites Andalusian chickens, Black Spanish chickens, and Minorca chickens all have a long and gloried history as the poultry royalty of Spain. Over the centuries, the people of …

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