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List: The Best Chicken Names — A to Z

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 …

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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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Red, White, and Blue Chicken Breeds

Happy 4th of July! I have been playing around with my chicken run garden and taking some photos of the chickens enjoying the flowers. The garden is right in front of …

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Unique Among Chickens
June 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Every chicken breed has a unique set of attributes, but a few breeds have the distinction of being the only one of its kind. Without further ado, let’s look at …

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How Blue Eggs Get Their Color
June 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

Growing up in New England,  I lived across the street from my grandparents’ chicken farm. I am not sure which chicken breeds they raised, so I don’t know about the …

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

By William Morrow – Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2019
April 21, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Tough Winter We’ve had a tough winter here in Central New Hampshire. Lots of snow and ice. The door to my chicken run becomes frozen often and I end up …

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All About Ancona Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Breed: Ancona duck Origin: The Ancona duck was developed in Great Britain during the early 20th century. It is similar to a Magpie duck and considered to be a descendant of …

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Chickens in the Garden at Rudyard Kipling’s Former Home

By Susie Kearley – You’re probably familiar with the classic children’s stories by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book and Just So Stories. Well, Rudyard and his family lived in a …

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Buying Spent Stock From a Poultry Breeding Farm

Doug Ottinger – Purchasing spent breeders from a poultry breeding farm and hatchery can be a promising option for backyard poultry keepers. A small flock owner may want to add …

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