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The Facts About Aggressive Roosters

Most roosters are not aggressive towards people, but when one is, what is a backyard chicken keeper to do? Continue Reading

Most roosters are not aggressive towards people, but when one is, what is a backyard chicken keeper to do? Nobody wants to live in fear of being flogged, attacked, spurred or chased by one of their pet chickens and no one wants a child to be hurt or traumatized in their backyard.

Kathy, The Chicken Chick®by Kathy Mormino, The Chicken Chick®

The Essential List of Chicken Names

by Backyard Chicken Project

Finding the perfect chicken names for your flock can be quite a daunting task. There are so many names to choose from, how do you pick one that perfectly reflects that little ball of fluff? Continue Reading

Poultry Genetics For Small and Backyard Flocks

If you breed poultry or are considering breeding poultry, a basic knowledge of poultry genetics is important. In particular, it is useful to understand the key elements of genetics and to know why certain traits exist in certain chickens.
A basic knowledge of poultry genetics begins with understanding the following key terms… Read Article

Topics in this Article Include
• Genetics of Comb Type
• Genetics of Feather Color
• Genetics of Shank/Foot Color
• Genetics of Dark Skin Color

Written by: Dr. Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky