The Naked Neck Chicken

Today, I’m going to be talking about an intriguing breed that certainly turns heads: the Naked Neck Chicken. Known affectionately as the ‘Turken’—a playful portmanteau hinting at its peculiar appearance that resembles a turkey—this breed stands out, quite literally, because of its almost featherless neck and throat. But there’s more to this bird than just … Read more

Modern Game Chicken

  When you first set eyes on the Modern Game chicken, you’re going to notice something different. This breed isn’t your run-of-the-mill backyard bird. Its tall, slender stature and striking appearance are a nod to its unique history—crafted not for the dinner table but for the competitive arena. With its diverse color palette, the Modern … Read more

Marans Chicken Characteristics

I’m going to introduce you to a real gem in the poultry world, the Marans chicken, a breed with a prestigious reputation and distinctive features that make it stand out in the coop. This isn’t just about their striking plumage or the well-known dark chocolate eggs they lay; it’s also about the breed’s fascinating history … Read more

Disinfecting A Chicken Coop

Mites, lice, coccidiosis, Marek’s disease, fungi, mold, bacteria, and on and on, ad infinitum… What do you do about all of these problems? I prioritize creating a safe and hygienic environment for my flock. A clean chicken coop isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s critical for the health of my chickens. Diseases can spread rapidly through … Read more

The Chicken Health Handbook Review

  The Chicken Health Handbook Gail Damerow’s “The Chicken Health Handbook” is not just a book; it’s a health bible for any chicken owner, regardless of their experience level. From novice to seasoned chicken wrangler, this comprehensive guide provides the knowledge and tools needed to keep your flock healthy and thriving. An Easy-to-Use Text Damerow’s … Read more

The Majestic Malay Chicken

Looking at this chicken reminds me of the velociraptors in Jurassic Park. If you want a chicken that looks like a dinosaur, get a Malay. Look at the size of those feet! And that beak looks like it could really take a chunk out of your arm. It’s a small wonder that this breed has … Read more

A Review of Storey’s Guide To Raising Chickens

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens: A Constant Companion Since I started raising chickens, Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens has become my constant companion and trusted advisor. This comprehensive book has served as my go-to resource for all things chicken-related, offering invaluable knowledge and guidance through every stage of the process. Making My Life Easier From … Read more

Are Leghorn Chickens Good Layers?

Leghorn Chickens: The Backyard Egg-Laying Powerhouse!   Do you like fresh, delicious eggs daily? Look no further than the Leghorn chicken, a breed renowned for its remarkable egg-laying prowess! These active and energetic birds have earned their reputation as egg-laying champions, making them a popular choice for backyard flocks around the world. Where did these … Read more

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