Breed Profile: Icelandic Chicken
November 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Icelandic chickens (Icies) are an ancient landrace and are very diverse, robustly healthy, cold-hardy chickens. Sadly, they are threatened by diminished numbers during the 1970s and the consequent inbreeding.

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A Guide to Heat-Tolerant and Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds
February 16, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Although it’s easier to keep chickens warm vs. cool, it’s important to choose the correct breed for your location, whether that be a cold-hardy chicken or a heat-tolerant chicken breed. Because let’s face it, the weather plays an important part in our lives.

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Breed Profile: Dominique Chicken
September 11, 2019 · · Chickens 101

The Dominique chicken is the oldest American breed and an icon of rural self-sufficiency, being very hardy and an excellent forager and mother. Her calm and friendly nature makes her an excellent choice for the homestead.

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

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Chantecler chicken Origin: The white variety of the Chantecler chicken was originally developed in Canada in the early 1900s by crossing a Dark Cornish, …

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