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Cornish Chickens of All Kinds – What’s the Difference?
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Cornish Chickens of All Kinds – What’s the Difference?

You’ve probably heard about Cornish chickens, in some capacity, at some point in your life. But could you pass a test about the differences between Cornish Chickens, Cornish Hens, and Cornish Cross? If you are curious or if you need to know, I have the answers you are looking for. And hey, you never know…

New Hampshire Chickens – Fast Growing Superstars
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New Hampshire Chickens – Fast Growing Superstars

There are so many chicken breeds out there today that it may be easy to overlook this fast-growing heritage breed. New Hampshire chickens often get confused with the Rhode Island Red breed, which doesn’t help. But New Hampshire chickens shine bright when it comes to being a great meat producer that also lays a good…

Black Copper Marans – Do They Really Lay Chocolate Eggs?
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Black Copper Marans – Do They Really Lay Chocolate Eggs?

Black Copper Marans are becoming all the rage for folks seeking unique colored eggs. But do they really lay chocolate eggs? Follow me to the end of the rainbow to find out, plus a whole lot more! I am one of those chicken lovers who not only loves to watch chickens of all colors roam…

Dominique Chickens – Vintage Breed That Fared Well Through The Great Depression
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Dominique Chickens – Vintage Breed That Fared Well Through The Great Depression

The Dominique chicken breed is a special breed that, unfortunately, not many have heard about. It’s thought to be the oldest known breed in America having arrived in the 1750s or earlier (of course, I’m sure the Natives had chickens of some kind). Dominique chickens became a regular addition to MANY American farms by the…

Barnevelder Chickens – Fancy Feathered Friends That Won’t Wear Out Their Welcome
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Barnevelder Chickens – Fancy Feathered Friends That Won’t Wear Out Their Welcome

If you have standard breeds of chickens but want a fancier yet solid dual-purpose breed, Barnevelder chickens are right up your alley! These are not your everyday chickens due to the gorgeous pattern they flaunt. It’s really quite exquisite. But they are more than just a pretty barnyard knick-knack. Follow me to the barn to…

Welsummer Chickens – Iconic Chickens With a Royal Twist
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Welsummer Chickens – Iconic Chickens With a Royal Twist

Welsummer chickens are loved by so many, find out what makes them such great backyard birds. This breed holds a special place in my heart as my very first rooster was a Welsummer. I wanted that iconic rooster – with a boisterous, large full tail sporting plenty of beautiful, shiny green feathers! As far as I knew, it…