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List of my Chicken Pages
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.
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.
- Chicken Rumors, Myths, and Facts
I constantly see misinformation out there about chickens. Again and again, I see people repeating the same things about our feathered friends, so I'm here to tell you the truth.
Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide - Paperback Book
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.
- Getting Chickens
Chickens make wonderful pets. They provide eggs better than anything you've ever had in the store and they're great recyclers, eating your table scraps and turning them into eggs and rich fertilizer. Learn how to get chickens now.
Chickens: Tending A Small-Scale Flock For Pleasure And Profit - Hobby Farms Paperback Book
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.
- Chickens as House Pets
Chickens make really great pets (What other animal makes you breakfast in the morning? lol), and some of them even make good house pets.
Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens
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 Egg Quiz
We eat them all the time. They're in every supermarket. But what do you really know about eggs? Take my quiz and find out!
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!
There are lots of interesting and unusual chicken breeds out there, and I love sharing some of my favorite breeds with you.
- Polish Crested Chickens
Polish chickens are an unusual breed of chicken, featuring beautiful crests and tall lean bodies. They are wonderful layers of small white eggs and are fun to add to every flock.
- Silkies: The Furry Chickens
Silkies are a very unusual bred of chicken that have feathers that resemble fur. They almost look like they are some sort of rabbit or other animal. This is one chicken you wouldn't mind cuddling, and luckily for us, most Silkies are very friendly.
- Cochins: The Round, Fluffy Chickens
The Cochin chicken breed is a decent layer with sweet personalities and cute looks. They come in both standard and bantam versions and look like a round chicken ball.
Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds
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.
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.
- The Strange Tale of Mike the Headless Chicken
There once was a chicken named Mike, he seemed a normal chicken. He liked to scratch and roost, and do chicken-y things. Mike was a bit different from other chickens though, he was different because he didn't have a head.
Extraordinary Chickens - Hardcover Book
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.
- My Pet Chicken: Sweet Tweets
For quite a few years I kept a house chicken. Her name was Sweet Tweets and she was a Silkie that loved hanging out with my cats and keeping me company while I worked.
- Toys and Activities for Pet Chickens
When you put chickens in a small pen or coop they get bored and will end up hurting one another. Give them some entertainment, give them some chicken toys to keep them safe and happy.
- The Chicken Quiz
Chickens are fascinating, but many people don't know much about them. If you think you know lots of information about chickens, roosters, hens, chooks, bantams, take the chicken quiz and prove it.
© 2009 Alisha Vargas