Keeping chickens is an extremely rewarding venture. Happy, healthy hens will lay you eggs nearly all year round and will also provide you delicious meat. However, certain breeds are better than others
Basically three types of chickens exist. The egg layers, the meat birds, and the dual purpose birds. The dual purpose birds are the best for raising in the backyard.
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.
A “sex link” chicken breed is one where you can tell the difference between male and female chicks when they are hatched. The female and male chicks will be different colors, which means that you are virtually guaranteed to get a hen when you...
View different Silkie chicken colors while reading interesting tidbits of information about this unique chicken breed.
The Cochin chicken breed is a decent layer with sweet personalities and cute looks. They come in both standard and bantam versions.
Chickens are the most populated and domesticated birds in the world. They are primary source of food all over the world as not only their meat is consumed largely but their eggs are also widely consumed as food. There are hundreds of chicken...
Enjoy this journey through history as we learn about where meat chickens come from, how they differ from each other, how they have evolved, and how they are raised.
There are bee charmers and horse whisperers, and then there are those who can tame a rooster. From the very moment I met the rooster tamer, I was both jealous and in awe. Admittedly, I tend to be a...
Everything you need to know to get started raising your own chickens for eggs, meat, or both.