‘Breeds’ Archive

Chicken Bloopers September 30, 2015 1 Comment

Chickens are not always the most cooperative subjects to take pictures of, as we’ve discussed before. Sometimes, you get chicken bloopers. We wanted some great chicken pictures for our website of our newest breeds and assortments of hatching eggs… and we did get them, eventually. As with any photo shoot, there were some unique (and hilarious) shots—our chicken bloopers—that we […]

Strangest Egg Color I’ve Ever Gotten June 26, 2015 2 Comments

If you’ve kept chickens for any period of time, you’ve probably seen some unusual eggs. When hens first start laying their eggs may be quite small or even quite large double yolkers! They may be shell-less. Egg color can be stunning, too. In addition to white and brown, egg color may be green, chocolate, blue, olive, pink, cream, […]

Celebrity Lookalike Chickens June 19, 2015 No Comments

There are lots of Celebrity Lookalike Chickens out there.  Everyone with Sultans, for instance, seems to have one named Lady Gaga–we think Silkies would be great Lady Gagas, too.  Mae West is a common name for  the uncommon Silkie Showgirls. And Phyllis Diller seems to be a name that gets used a lot with various unusual breeds, […]

8 Employee Favorite Chicken Breeds March 13, 2015 5 Comments

As you probably know, what chicken breed works best for your family will depend on what you’re looking for, as well as where you’re located. For instance, if you live in Minnesota and want a hen that lays brown eggs, you’re not going to like cold intolerant, white egg laying Leghorns very well! On the other […]

Fantasy World Poultry Tour February 27, 2015 3 Comments

I’m ready to go on a fantasy world poultry tour. Why? I miss my chickens. I mean, technically, they’re still here. I’ve not stopped keeping chickens, of course. Nothing has happened to them. Nothing but snow. Deep snow. Deep, deep snow. My girls enjoy a little of the white stuff, but when it gets deeper […]

Six Kid Favorite Bantams February 13, 2015 3 Comments

When you’re looking for pet chickens for your family, don’t forget the bantam varieties. There are lots of kid favorite bantams! If high production egg laying is not your top priority, there is plenty to recommend these little cuties. While the eggs laid by bantams will typically smaller than the eggs of large fowl varieties, there’s something about the […]

Top 10 Hottest Chicken Trends of Spring 2015 January 2, 2015 17 Comments

Are you a watcher of chicken trends? Okay, maybe not. There aren’t many people who do that… but I’m one of the few. (Sometimes it does feel as if I’m a paparazzo hovering around the red carpet, just waiting to see which birds will go into the premier—the premier being, in this case, the New Year 2015.) […]

Four Important Feather Foot Concerns December 12, 2014 8 Comments

Feather foot chickens: there’s just something about the magnificent feathered legs of breeds like cochins or silkies. Fancy feathered chickens in general—including those with crests, beards, tufts and/or muffs—can be fun to keep as pets, simply because they’re so showy and spectacular. Many people have never seen feather footed chickens before. Sometimes even the chickens […]

Top 5 most cold hardy chicken breeds October 3, 2014 14 Comments

One of the most important things you can do when choosing which breeds you want for your flock is to choose breeds appropriate to your climate. With cold winter weather on the way for most of the US, let’s have a look at cold hardy chicken breeds. Our website makes it easy to choose from a list […]

The #1 reason to raise chicks in the fall September 5, 2014 9 Comments

Why is spring the traditional time to begin raising baby chicks? The main reason is that, in the past, chickens simply laid fewer eggs than they do today—and their top laying season was in the spring, so more eggs were available then for hatching. However, since modern chicken breeds have been selected for higher production […]