chicken-breeds

The Delightful Dominique Chicken

By The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy The Dominique chicken is recognized as America’s first chicken breed. The exact origin of the breed is unknown, although their initial creation may have …

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Breed Profile: Barnevelder Chicken
September 8, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Barnevelder chickens were developed from Dutch landrace and Asiatic chickens for their large brown eggs. Later they were standardized to double-laced plumage. They make charming backyard foragers.

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What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities?
August 31, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, …

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Are Bantams Real Chickens?

 Story and Photos By Don Schrider, West Virginia The History of the Bantam The word “Bantam” is derived from a major Indonesian seaport on the western side of the Island …

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Selective Breeding: How to Breed Chickens

By Dr. Charles R.H. Everett For those of us who are learning how to breed chickens or teaching others how to breed chickens, you must realize that breeds of poultry …

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How Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? (VIDEO)
August 18, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

How Old Do Chickens Need to Be to Lay Eggs? (VIDEO) At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as why have my chickens stopped laying? and why are …

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Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!
August 16, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat,Kids' Corner

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 …

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Best Backyard Chickens for Urban Areas

Nowadays we’re conscious of where our food comes from, we want to know our animal producers have a good quality of life and we enjoy reaching back to our rural …

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Ameraucana Chicken: August Breed of the Month
August 4, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Breed: Ameraucana chicken Origin: The Ameraucana chicken is a blue egg-laying breed with tails and muffs. It was developed in the United States in the late 1970s by a small group of …

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All About Ameraucana Chickens

By John W. Blehm – To say that Araucana, Easter Egg, and Ameraucana chickens are the same would be like saying Cornish, Brahma, and Sex-Linked brown egg layers are the …

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