Backyard Chicken Breeds
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Tips for Raising Chickens in Cold Weather
If you want to raise chickens in the winter, start by choosing the right breed. This guide to the best cold hardy chicken breeds can help you find the perfect one. #coldtolerantchickens #jrpiercefamilyfarm #howtoraisechickensinwinter #caringforchickensinwinter #winterchickens #homesteading #winterhomesteading
The Leghorn, or 'Livorno', Chicken Breed: Is It Right For You?
The Leghorn chicken breed survives well in both heat and cold and is one of the best layers around. But is this really the right chicken for your family? Originally from Italy, their authentic name is the 'Livornese' or 'Livorno' - the port from which this chicken breed was exported to the USA in the 1800s. But are they good little egg layers?
5 Chicken Breeds That Lay Beautifully Colored Eggs
Which chickens lay colored eggs? This may not be something you think about when you first start raising chickens. After all, you’re grateful for their delicious, nutritious eggs. As time goes on, though, you may well find yourself wanting a bit of a difference in your egg basket. A little colour to make it look pretty. It's then you need to know more about chickens that lay different coloured eggs. Here, we cover five of the most popular colours and the breeds which lay them.
Top 18 Chicken Breeds for You Backyard Flock
Let’s talk about some of the best and most popular chicken breeds that you might want to consider including in your backyard flock! To help you narrow down the chicken choices, here is the low-down on their reputation for demeanor, heat tolerance or cold hardiness, egg color, size, and laying frequency, along with any other notable characteristics. #backyardchickens #chickens #urbanhomestead #homestead
Red Star Chickens: Designer Birds or Mutts of the Poultry World?
Red Star chickens are a favorite of commercial egg producers and for good reason - they're genetically designed to produce eggs day after day. But are Red Star Chickens a good choice for a backyard flock? Find out in this comprehensive article about them. #redstarchickens #raisingchickens
PROS & CONS of Keeping Buff Orpington Chicken!
There are many dual-purpose breeds out there, but the Buff Orpington hens or the Buff Orpington rooster, in general, are famous for their dual purpose. What makes them very special is that they can be good brown egg layers during the winter because they are big and the arrangement of their feathers.
Wyandotte Chickens: The Right Breed For You? 8 Ways To Decide
Wyandotte chickens are glamorous, showy, stately, a bit of a diva - but will Wyandottes fit into your family and your backyard? if you're thinking of starting out with them or adding them to your existing backyard flock, this at-a-glance guide, based on the experience of Wyandotte breeders and keepers will help you make the decision. Learn more >>
Why Have a Rooster? 5 Top Reasons Why It's a Great Idea
Discover these 5 good reasons for adding a rooster to your flock, provided it's legal wherever you live! Let's take a look at why having a male rooster amongst your hens can be a definite advantage and for a variety of reasons. Then you're in a proper position to make a decision. Continue reading...
5 Chicken Breeds Giving the BEST Basket of Colored Eggs
If you are looking for chickens that will provide you with the BEST basket of colored eggs, I have the top 5! They not only lay beautiful eggs, but are friendly and are good layers to boot! See chickens that lay colored eggs and how to get colored chicken eggs for your basket. Check out the chicken egg colors. // chicken breeds that lay colored eggs // how to get colored chicken eggs //chicken egg colors #chickenbreedsthatlaycoloredeggs #howtogetcoloredchickeneggs #chickeneggcolors
RAISING PRODUCTIVE SILKIE CHICKENS
Are you thinking of raising a silkie chicken? Silkies are different than regular chickens and do require special care. This guide will tell you what special care they require. #raisingsilkies #silkiechickenseggs #silkiechickenscolors // raising silkies // silkie chicken eggs // silkie chicken colors