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A Guide to Getting New Chicks

Favorite Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one, spring is the time when people start to have baby chicks on the mind. It’s good to do some planning …

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Getting Ready for Spring Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Favorite If you have your heart set on a particular breed or variety of poultry, the best time to place your order is in early January, or as soon as …

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Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

Favorite By Doug Ottinger – Did you know that even if you have only purebred birds in your flock, they might be sex-links? Wait, don’t panic! Your birds are still purebred!  …

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Make Your Own Flock with Rooster and Hen Crochet Ornaments

Favorite By Toni Rexroat – There is nothing quite like a handmade gift. Homemade arts and crafts embody a personal love that is hard to replicate in a purchased present. …

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Starting Off Right With Chickens

Favorite By Alexis Griffee, New Mexico As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry …

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Spring Chicken Breed Directory

Favorite By Christine Heinrichs, California BANTAMS Nankin Nankins have a unique black-tailed red color pattern. Males are ginger red color with orange red hackles and saddle. Their tails and wings …

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The Brabançonne Chicken

Favorite By Stuart Sutton, United Kingdom The Brabançonne breed is unusual in that its name is also the name of the Belgian National anthem. Furthermore, it is also known colloquially as the …

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The Brakel (Braekel) Chicken

Favorite By Stuart Sutton, United Kingdom Although not exceptionally rare, the Brakel (alt. Braekel) breed always needs more keepers and is also a historic, interesting race. In Flanders, Belgium where it originates, the “Brakel Hen” …

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The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds

Favorite By Stuart Sutton, England   The Collection of preserved poultry of the Natural History Museum of Lille is one of the best kept, largest and most interesting in Europe …

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Baseball, Apple Pie & Rhode Island Red Chickens

Favorite 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 …

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