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List of my Chicken Pages

Updated on September 27, 2014

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If you've ever wanted to know more about chickens you've come to the right place. This is my chicken article list, where I've linked to all my pages about chickens.

I've had hundreds of chickens, read tons of books, belong to numerous chicken groups, and was even an animal science major, so I know chickens, and want to share them with you. So far I have articles about getting chickens, a headless chicken that lived for 18 months, chicken breeds, plus more, and I'm making more articles all the time.

So sit back, scroll down, and be prepared to meet some fun, feathered fowl.

Chicken Information

Chickens are funny little feathered birds. They produce the eggs we eat every day, but how much do you really know about chickens?

I know quite a bit about chickens because I've had a lot of experience with them. I've had hundreds of chickens as pets. I ran a rooster rescue for quite a while. I've held them, fed, them and raised them. Whether it's incubation or the correct way to get chickens, I've been there and can help you with your experience. I was also an animal science major and so studied chickens regularly and know the ins and outs of them. I've decided to share what I know about chickens with you, the reader by creating fun and interesting articles on chickens, or as they call them in Australia, chooks.

Throughout time I've heard many myths and rumors about chickens. There is so much misinformation out there that I decided to help try to clear some of it up by writing my "Chicken Rumors, Myths, and Facts" page. Check it out and share it with others so we can eliminate the chronic lies that surround chickens.

Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide - Paperback Book

Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide
Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide

This book has all sorts of wonderful information on the basic care or keeping of chickens, though not simply that, it has details on their origins, egg recipes, even crafts to do with feathers and eggshells. Overall, this book is a great source for overall information about chickens.


Chickens: Tending A Small-Scale Flock For Pleasure And Profit - Hobby Farms Paperback Book

Chickens: Tending A Small-Scale Flock For Pleasure And Profit (Hobby Farm)
Chickens: Tending A Small-Scale Flock For Pleasure And Profit (Hobby Farm)

I've always liked this book. It's an informative, interesting, and fun read especially for those just starting out with just a few chickens in their backyard.


Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities
Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities

Though it takes a very clinical approach to chicken raising, this book is one that every chicken owner should have, and most probably do. It gives a great overview on how to raise chickens, as well as helping people learn some of the different things they'll need to know.


The Farmstead Egg Cookbook

The Farmstead Egg Cookbook
The Farmstead Egg Cookbook

This is a cute little book. Though it is mainly egg recipes, it has a little bit of everything in it and the pictures are amazing. It can be difficult to think of enough ways to cook those delicious and wholesome eggs once your hens really start laying, this book will give you all sorts of new ideas. It makes a great gift as well!


Chicken Breeds

There are lots of interesting and unusual chicken breeds out there, and I love sharing some of my favorite breeds with you.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds: Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans
Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds: Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

This is a wonderful book for simply paging through and admiring all the beautiful chickens, turkeys, and other poultry that there are across the world.


Interesting Chicken

Mike the Headless Chicken is the most interesting chicken I know of. He lived with no head for over a year and toured the country showing that he's wasn't a bird brain.

Extraordinary Chickens - Hardcover Book

Extraordinary Chickens
Extraordinary Chickens

Although it could even be used a reference guide to the looks of some of the different breeds of chickens, what this book really excels at is simply being full of utterly beautiful pictures. Almost every single page of this book has full or 3/4 page full-color pictures of gorgeous chickens. We're not talking about just your every day chickens either, there are tall ones, short ones, fluffy ones, and furry ones. Though you may not have appreciated the full beauty of chickens before, or even thought about them, this book will make you reevaluate how interesting chickens seem to you, and it's perfect to leave sitting on your coffee table so you can then astound your guests with all the incredible pictures.


© 2009 Alisha Vargas

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am new to raising chickens and I am so thankful for your lens! You have gotten me up to speed pretty quickly and that is really important because I am raising these chicks in Japan. There isn't too much info over here on the net and due to the culture people aren't too outgoing with info anyway. Can't thank you enough! A.

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      MustangHistory 6 years ago

      Great hens.

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      MustangHistory 6 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      You've showcased your niche quite well here. We raised chickens when I was a kid and my favorite was a banty rooster with long golden tail feathers. We called him Foxy Loxy.

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      ChristineHeinrichs 7 years ago

      Don't overlook How to Raise Chickens and How to Raise Poultry, Consider joining the Society for Preservation of Poultry Antiquities. Click the SPPA button to learn more and join.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      OMG these are wonderful! My chickens are now envious - their mom only did ONE lens about them (although Sunny Roosters photos are featured on several lenses)

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Wow...I didn't know there was so much to know about chickens. Very well done. 5*

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      Great lensography! I showed you Chickie Pics to everyone in my family including my parents. We had a great time with that lens! Now I will have to show them the pic on the Extraordinary Chickens book. I think my dad misses the farming community where he grew up. He really enjoys your lenses.

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      Seeking Pearls 8 years ago from Pueblo West

      Well done Alisha, the truth is I know very little about chickens but I am learning through your lenses. Love that chicken coop!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Very creative lensography!

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Yeah, I like chickens. :) Nice accumulation of lenses about chickens you're doing here!