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Silkie Chickens: Everything Worth Knowing

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Silkie chickens Origin: Silkie chickens are an ancient bantam breed most likely originating in China, although India and Java may also be their …

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Selecting the Right Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites A preview from our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!  Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one you already …

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Blue Andalusian Chicken: Everything Worth Knowing
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed Spotlight: Blue Andalusian Chicken Origin: Blue Andalusian chickens are credited with being natives of Andalusia, a province in Spain. They originated from crossing a black fowl with …

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All About Leghorn Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Leghorn chicken Origin: The original Leghorn chicken came from Italy, according to The Standard of U.S. Perfection, but the breed’s many sub-varieties originated or were developed in …

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Serama Chickens: Good Things In Small Packages

Add to Favorites Serama (Sir-Rom-Ah) chickens were first imported to North America in the fall of 2000. Jerry Schexnayder (www.JerrysSeramas.com) of Louisiana brought in a total of 135 adult birds, …

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Getting to Know Olive Egger Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Cross-Breed: Olive Egger chicken Origin: Olive Egger chickens are not a breed, per se, but a cross of two breeds — usually a blue egg layer and …

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All About Orpington Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Orpington chicken Origin: 1886, Black Orpington, County Kent, England, from a Black Langshan-Black Minorca-Black Plymouth Rock cross. The Buff and White varieties were used to make …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Find the Best Caretaker for Your Backyard Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites It takes a village to go on vacation. Especially if you have a garden, livestock or chickens. Automatic waterers and over-sized feeders prevent problems but they can’t …

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Black Australorp Breed Profile
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites The Black Australorp is one of the heritage chicken breeds we choose to keep. I have found heritage chicken breeds to be hardier than standard breeds. It’s …

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