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6 Top Chickens to explore

Updated on April 11, 2015

Thinkin' 'bout Chickens...

Chickens have come up several times, lately, as noted below. Just could not resist the opportunity to do an article about Chickens.

First, my early days and chickens. Then, my good friend at magazines writes about Chickens.

Finally, there are already some good articles of Chickens, of different kinds. What more could I ask. Come take a look! ;-) online magazine - Dedicated to the celebration and preservation of Ozark culture

Joshua Heston provides us with magnificent photography and fascinating narrative in this excellent Ozarks cultural publication. Stop by and check out the chickens, but stay a bit for more information on our Ozarks - it is a great place to live! ;-)

Billie leads the Chickens, May 31, 1942
Billie leads the Chickens, May 31, 1942

Billie leads the chickens

Chickens and I started very early on... Here I am, less than three years old, leading the chickens on our Iowa farm!

I did gather a lot of eggs as a youth. The brooder house is in the back of the photo where the young chicks were started out.

Just to the right of the photo is the Hen House, where the mature Hens laid their eggs. It was BIG! ;-)

I was an excellent student, in high school, and some of my classmates enjoyed 'putting me down' - so, as part of the "Class Prophesy" my class mates predicted, in 20 years, I would have a large chicken farm. I didn't plan to be a farmer - I was headed for a science degree at the State University. The funny thing was, in 30 years, thanks to Tyson, etc., being a BIG chicken farmer was a very desirable career, in my hometown! ;-)

Rescue Chicken links - Thanks to my friend, Ginger, for the suggestion!

I had heard of 'rescue dogs' but had not heard of 'rescue chickens' until my friend, Ginger, brought it to my attention.

This appears to be a very important topic, so I am pleased to add it to this lens.

Leave your comments on 'rescue chickens' below. I look forward to them.

Getting Chickens lens photo
Getting Chickens lens photo

Getting Chickens

Click the link above to get started on the lens Getting Chickens.

AlishaV gives us a good overview of selecting and choosing Chickens for various purposes.

Getting Chickens

I put this lens recommendation first because it gets us off to a great start. What do you think of this Chicken lens?

Basque Chicken
Basque Chicken

Basque Chickens in Lens

This photo is of a Basque Chicken from the lens, above. Thanks! ;-)

Our Ameraucana Chickens

This article, from naturegirl7, describes their chicken flock, with good questions and answers!

Baby Chicks in first few weeks
Baby Chicks in first few weeks

Our Ameraucana Chickens

Photo from the article above, courtesy of naturegirl7 - see more there... ;-)

How To Build Secure Fencing For Organic Chickens

Chickengirl provides a good source of information on fencing for chickens.


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