Why Ayam Cemani Chickens Are So Rare
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Why Ayam Cemani Chickens Are So Rare

The Ayam Cemani chicken is the “Lamborghini” of the backyard poultry world. Like the car, the Ayam Cemani (“Ayam” translates into “chicken” in Indonesian. “Cemani” is both the name of the village it is from and “completely black” in Sanskrit) is sleek, shiny, and financially out of reach for most buyers. So, what is it…

Salmon Faverolles Chickens Owner’s Guide
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Salmon Faverolles Chickens Owner’s Guide

Salmon Faverolles chickens are stunningly cute – just as much in body as in personality. Friendly, cuddly, and fluffy, they are great with children, too.    Faverolles chickens come in a wide color palette, from Mahogany, Black, Buff, Blue, Blue Salmon, Cuckoo, Ermine, Laced Blue, to Splash. But only two colors are actually recognized by…

Lavender Orpington Chickens: Owner’s Guide
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Lavender Orpington Chickens: Owner’s Guide

We recently started raising Lavender Orpington Chickens this year, and WOW! They’re a wonderful, friendly breed, especially for children!   Every minute I’ve spent with mine, I’ve fallen more and more in love – and I’m sure you will, too!   5 Amazing Lavender Orpington Chicken Facts Here is where we’ll reveal some very interesting…

Frizzle Chickens: Buyer’s Guide & Care
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Frizzle Chickens: Buyer’s Guide & Care

Looking back at the first time I ever learned about frizzle chickens, I remember I was REALLY excited to add these crazy looking creatures to my flock!   I finally added some this year, but learning about this particular breed has been a lesson in math.   You might ask: “what do math and chickens…

Plymouth Rock Chickens: Buyer’s Guide
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Plymouth Rock Chickens: Buyer’s Guide

I gotta give my love to Plymouth Rock chickens – they’re a true American breed.   Chickens come in all shapes and sizes, and the numerous breeds around the world have long found key roles in our backyards, our farms, and sometimes, even in our houses (silkies especially)!   Yet there has long been a…

Cream Legbars: Hatchery Reviews & More
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Cream Legbars: Hatchery Reviews & More

Pet birds don’t get much better than Cream Legbar chickens. They lay blue eggs and you can tell which are males and which are females seconds after they hatch – what’s not to love?   This fascinating breed of chicken is a relative newcomer to the backyard flock scene, but because of their good looks,…