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Choosing the Best 4-H Show Chickens
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites What’s the Best Breed for 4-H Chicken Showmanship? Poultry is one of the most popular projects in 4-H and I often get asked how to choose the …

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Lamona Chicken: Everything You Need to Know
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed: Lamona chicken Origin: Beltsville, Maryland, United States. Back in 1912, Harry M. Lamon, senior poultryman of the Bureau of Animal Husbandry, initiated the development of the …

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A Guide to Heat-Tolerant and Cold-Hardy Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Although it’s easier to keep chickens warm vs. cool, it’s important to choose the correct breed for your location, whether that be a cold-hardy chicken or a …

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How to Expand Your Flock with the Best Broody Hens

Add to Favorites By P. Allen Smith – It’s a great day in Poultryville at Moss Mountain Farm when chicks are running around! I have a soft spot for those …

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The Polish Chicken: “The Royalty of Poultry”

Add to Favorites By Terry Beebe – The Poland is a unique breed of poultry. It is believed that the breed originally came from Eastern Europe and possibly Russia but …

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The Delightful Sebright Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Active, spunky and easily tamed, this British bantam breed is currently listed as “threatened” on the Conservation Priority List. The Sebright chicken, named after their developer Sir …

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California – Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds. …

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Garfield Farm and the Black Java Chicken

Add to Favorites By Ann Stewart – Increasing the population of the Black Java chicken was the primary goal for Garfield Farm. In the mid-1990s, the Java chicken was nearly extinct. …

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All About the Faverolles Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Faverolles chicken Origin: The Faverolles is a composite breed originating from crosses of Houdans, Dorkings, and Asiatics. The Faverolle chicken breed takes its …

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5 Reasons People Love Raising Chickens 
in Their Backyard

Add to Favorites “Why do you love raising chickens?” Ask any flock raiser this question and the answer will be filled with passion. Raising chickens in a backyard setting gives …

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