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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!

Let’s face it, having backyard chickens is popular, but still pretty unique for most folks. Why not step up the unique a notch and go beyond the standard brown and white eggs by adding blue egg layers to your flock?

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A Guide to Different Colored Chicken Eggs

Imagine the excitement of peering into your nesting boxes and finding a rainbow of different colored eggs every day. There are more than 60 breeds of chickens recognized by the American Poultry Association and hundreds of other chicken breeds that have been developed worldwide.

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All About Araucana Chickens

The Araucana chicken has some bizarre features; they are rumpless and have ear tufts. Oh yes, and they lay blue eggs. These rumpless birds are missing more than just tail feathers; they are missing the entire coccyx.

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Disqualifications in Show-Quality Chickens
July 19, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Picking show-quality chickens, either to represent your breeder flock or from the sale cages at a show, can be challenging. As always, information is king, so be …

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Cannibalism And Chickens Pecking Each Other

Add to Favorites By Cynthia Smith – It’s happened to all of us who raise poultry: chickens pecking each other and feather picking. One day you look at the chicks …

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Picking Show Chicken Breeds For Beginners

Add to Favorites Picking show chicken breeds for your first foray into the world of fancy poultry can be as daunting as trying to understand genetics. But with a few …

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Spring Chicken Breed Directory

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California BANTAMS Nankin Nankins have a unique black-tailed red color pattern. Males are ginger red color with orange red hackles and saddle. Their tails …

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Dealing with Chicken Mortality

Add to Favorites By Dr. Cynthia Smith, DVM, Washington As a veterinarian, I often meet people who want their dog or cat to have a litter so that the children …

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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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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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