Rhode Island Red Chicken

The Rhode Island Red chicken originated on the East Coast in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It’s one of America’s most celebrate heritage chicken breeds… Continue Reading

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Breed Focus, About the Australorp

The Australorp is a great choice if your looking for an excellent layer of large brown eggs. Expect approximately five eggs per week from this *dual purpose bird. Their color is black, weight at maturity is 7-8 pounds, they are docile, friendly, and considered shy.

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About the Australorp

Single Comb | 4 Toes | Broody/Setter | Confines Well | Average, 260 Eggs Yearly | Cold Hardy
Class: English • Rarity: Common

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The Australorp is of Australian origin, developed as a utility breed with a focus on egg laying. It achieved world wide popularity in the 1920s after the breed broke numerous world records for number of eggs laid. The most popular color is black, which is the only color recognized in the United States. However, blue and white are also recognized in its home country. South Africa recognizes buff, splash, wheaten laced and golden as well.

The Australorp is a great starter bird if your new to chicken keeping. The chicks are hardy and very easy to raise.
* Dual Purpose: provides 2 kinds of resources, meat & eggs.

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Chicks, Chicks, and More Chicks!

This little lady is a standard Silver Laced Cochin, she’s 3.5 weeks old and growing fast. I don’t usually raise standards, my preference is definitely bantams, but  sometimes we have to veer a little from the norm, right?

Right now there are Silkies in the brooder, cochins, and next month I’ll have eight Mille Fleur d’Uccle Bantams arriving. This will surely keep me busy through the winter. Come spring I’ll pick the birds I want to keep, and the rest will be sold.

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It is doubtful that any other single breed of chicken has inspired more people to keep poultry as a hobby or fancy. When the Cochin chicken made its debut outside of China it was met with astonishment, wonder, and awe. Continue Reading

Naked Neck Turken

Turken

The Turken is a light brown egg layer and considered a dual purpose utility chicken. It is especially suitable  for meat production as the breed has approximately half the feathers of other chickens, making them easier to pluck.

These birds are cold hardy and heat tolerant, excellent foragers, and immune to most diseases.

Their appearance is rather odd and not particularly appealing to some. Perhaps this explains why they’re not usually known to be an exhibition bird.

• Size: 6.5 to 8 pounds
• Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
• Varieties: Black, Buff, Red, White
• Egg Laying: 2-3 per week
• Egg Size: Medium
• Egg Color: Light Brown
• Comb Type: Single
• Personality: Docile & Friendly
• Broody/Setters: Yes