heritage-chickens

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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Breed Profile: Breda Chicken
July 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

The Breda chicken is a unique dual-purpose heritage breed from the Netherlands, with striking looks and adorable temperament. Recently, it has become an endangered rare breed.

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of …

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Keeping Jersey Buff Turkeys on a Heritage Turkey Farm

By Christina Allen – Of the few people keeping flocks of heritage turkeys, most seem to either just buy a few poults to raise for harvesting in the fall or …

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Are Chickens Good Pets for Homeowners?
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Why would anyone ask, “Are chickens good pets?” Aren’t chickens kept for fresh eggs and meat? If you’ve never owned a small flock of backyard chickens, that might be your …

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Baseball, Apple Pie & Rhode Island Red Chickens

By Kate Hunter, Virginia Rhode Island Reds are an unmistakable breed of chicken, even by non-poultry fanciers. They are one of the most popular breeds in the United States for good reason. The originators of …

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6 Celebrities Who Keep Chickens as Pets
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

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 like you and …

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