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When you think of a chicken, you probably envision a lovely rooster with a large single comb atop his head, and you hear the faint familiar crow that most people believe only happens in the morning—sorry to burst your bubble folks but rooster will crow all day long. With that being said, the image you […]Read more »
Photographs generously provided with permission from Greenfire Farms. Visit their website for more information on acquiring this breed. When I first heard the breed name “Deathlayer” I thought it sounded like something out of a Star Wars movie. I also had to do some research to see if this was, in fact, an actual breed. And […]Read more »
With chickens’ popularity at fever-pitch now, thousands of first-time chicken keepers will be bringing home chicks for the first time this summer. Unfortunately, if you don’t research your breed correctly, you could well end up buying the wrong chicken. You should make sure you understand what makes the ideal chicken breed before you go buying […]Read more »
I raised Blue Laced Red Wyandottes for about 10 years and they are still one of my favorite chickens. I would still have them, but precious coop space being what it is…I’m trying to concentrate on APA recognized breeds, and unfortunately, the Blue Laced Red color is not APA recognized. I was prompted to write […]Read more »
This brute of a breed may seem large and charge but the reality is, they’re amongst the sweetest most docile of breeds. The gentle giants come well equipped with amazing feathered feet and a small rose comb. Making them perfect for colder climates! Originally from India, Brahmas were intended as meat birds. However, it was […]Read more »
Silkies are a great breed When it comes to chickens, one breed seems to stick out over the rest. Everyone seems to have at least one of these little cuties in their flock. What breed am I talking about? The silkie, of course! These little Bantams aren’t just adorable, they also have some great attributes […]Read more »
Chickens are pretty versatile animals and will adapt to a variety of climates and living situations. Once you know why you want to keep chickens, it can be fun to learn about the different breeds and what they are known for. Below is a loose outline as to what is available for each chicken keeper’s […]Read more »
This breed profile is proudly brought to you by The Livestock Conservancy! In 1934, white eggs brought premium prices at market because it was believed that white eggs had a finer, more delicate flavor. At that time most of America’s eggs were produced on small farms all across the country, and small farmers preferred dual-purpose […]Read more »
CAMPINE CHICKEN This Breed Profile is proudly brought to you by The Livestock Conservancy! The Campine is an age old Flemish breed of poultry. How old? Julius Caesar is also said to have taken Campine chickens home with him after he had completed a spell of looting in Belgium. Campine chickens are non-sitting fowl that […]Read more »
by Debbie Bosworth of Dandelion House Howdy everyone! I’m Deb, the new chick in the hen house here at Community Chickens. It’s great to meet you and I look forward to getting to know more fellow chicken keepers through this forum! To say that backyard chicken keeping is in its hay- day is an understatement. […]Read more »