poultry-breeds

The Brakel (Braekel) Chicken

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” is known as the oldest large laying breed that still exists today, the Ardenner being the oldest Belgian breed of the French speaking Waloon area of Belgium.

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How to Raise the Towering Malay Chicken
May 21, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites This spring a YouTube video went viral featuring a giant chicken. It was so popular the video made it on the late-night talk shows. The video featured …

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The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds, Part 2

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Chicken Breed Does Affect Taste and Texture

As with all types of livestock, chicken breed does indeed affect meat taste and texture.

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

Add to Favorites By Christine Henrichs – Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list …

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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

Add to Favorites By Barbara Bullock – My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San …

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Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid them.

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Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today

Add to Favorites 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 …

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