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Ayam Cemani Chicken: Totally Black Inside and Out
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Ayam Cemani Chicken The Indonesian Ayam Cemani chicken, with its unrelenting darkness, is one of the world’s most fascinating chicken breeds. Its feathers are …

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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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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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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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Common Poultry Abbreviations
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites From the day I first started keeping chickens I’ve constantly run across abbreviations used by other poultry keepers that “everybody else” seems to know. Poultry shows are …

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs …

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From Beet Dye to Pysanky: Decorating Your Own Flock’s Eggs

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota Using vegetable colorants, like beet dye, is a natural way to decorate Easter eggs. Or, for more of a challenge, try pysanky or …

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Exploring How Feed Affects Egg Yolk Color

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Many chicken owners know that egg yolk color is heavily influenced by the feed their birds eat. But do they really understand how …

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