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Part of our Breed Profiles series, the Shamo Chicken is also known as a “gamefowl.” History The Shamo chicken’s origins are a bit unclear, but the breed probably originated in Thailand (previously known as Siam), and imported into Japan early during the Edo period (1603-1867). Originally bred as a fighting bird, the Shamo was prized […]Read more »
Three delicious ways to pickle eggs. Slightly Smoky Soy Sauce Eggs Makes: 6 eggs Time: About 8 hours Method: Pickling You know those savory, tender, hard-boiled eggs that bob in your bowl of ramen? These are those eggs of your dreams, but with a nice little added twist: a tinge of smokiness and astringency from […]Read more »
Diagnosing illness in your flock helps keep them healthy and you calm. [Publish date] Sept 6, 2021 It’s important to act quickly at the first signs of illness in your flock. Unfortunately, chickens are experts at hiding any signs of sickness to prevent becoming a target of bullying from the rest of the flock. However, […]Read more »
Part of our Breed Profiles series, learn more about the Cubalaya, a Cuban breed. History These gorgeous chickens are now recognized as a Cuban breed, but they were developed from Sumatran and Malay birds brought from the Philippines to Cuban in the mid-19th century and then re-crossed with several European game fowl breeds. They were […]Read more »
Moving with chickens is stressful, but Liz Fulghum has excellent suggestions to make things easier on everyone. Late last year, construction of our new home finally wrapped up. While the builders were putting the final touches on our house, we were busy putting the final touches on a new coop and run for our chickens. […]Read more »
Learn about the Cotton Patch goose, a landrace breed developed in the U.S. deep South, medium breed that flies to escape predators. Domesticated geese first arrived in America with European settlers. Over the course of many years, several breeds were developed including the Pilgrim, the American Buff, and what is perhaps the oldest American breed, […]Read more »