Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs per year.
You may wonder why anyone would need to perform an egg freshness test since most people raising chickens for eggs check the nesting boxes every day.
What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of chickens to start a backyard flock.
The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.
On the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you?
Add to Favorites By P. Allen Smith – It’s a great day in Poultryville at Moss Mountain Farm when chicks are running around! I have a soft spot for those …
Raising a flock of backyard chickens as pets with “benefits” is a fun, fulfilling activity that the whole family can get involved in.
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 …
Dreaming up the perfect baby chick names is one of the most exciting parts of starting or adding to a flock. If you need inspiration, our readers and fans are here to help.
Add to Favorites By D.P. Sponenberg – Breeds are important for many reasons. A main contribution of breeds is to organize the variation in a species into different genetic packages so …