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The Dutch Bantam Chicken: A True Bantam Breed
November 3, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Dutch bantam chicken is said to have originated in the Netherlands. However, historical documents from Europe tell us that the breed was brought into the Netherlands by Dutch sailors who sailed for The East India Company.

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
October 24, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

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 per year.

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Build a Chicken Run and Coop from Recycled Materials
August 29, 2022 · · Coops

If you want some great ideas on how to build a chicken coop using local and recycled materials, look at these great stories for inspiration.

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
August 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of chickens to start a backyard flock.

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Saving Heritage Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Did you know there are many endangered heritage chicken breeds? Chickens, turkeys, geese, and more are on the American Livestock Breeders Conservancy list of at-risk breeds.

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3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
August 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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Heritage Poultry
August 14, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Some of us raise poultry for fun. Others want eggs or meat. But some take activism further and save heritage poultry breeds from extinction.

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
May 31, 2022 · · Chickens 101

On the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you?

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Buying Baby Chicks: Top 4 Questions to Ask

Add to Favorites You’ve researched your city rules and set-up your brooder. Now it’s time for the fun part: buying baby chicks! When visiting a feed store or ordering baby …

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