Breed Spotlight: The Marans

Breed Spotlight: The Marans

Breed Spotlight: The Marans The Marans may perhaps be one of the most popular chicken breeds in the US currently. Thanks to Instagram, many flock owners strive for a flock that produces a rainbow of egg colors, and these breeds can lay one of the darkest brown eggs...
Breed Spotlight: The Sussex

Breed Spotlight: The Sussex

Breed Spotlight: The Sussex The Speckled Sussex is a true example of a gorgeous chicken. My first experience with this breed was when I received a female chick in my order of Mrs. Meyers Assortment chicks. This hen’s plumage was striking with the brown mahogany...
Breed Spotlight: The Orpington

Breed Spotlight: The Orpington

Breed Spotlight: The Orpington Orpingtons have always been a family favorite because of their friendly nature and cuddly appearance. Created in the 1800s to be the ideal dual-purpose breed, the Orpington continues to delight flock owners with their charming...
Breed Spotlight: The White Leghorn

Breed Spotlight: The White Leghorn

Breed Spotlight: The White Leghorn There is no more reliable white egg layer in America than the White Leghorn chicken. Originating in Tuscany, this Italian bird came to America for the first time in 1828 and has dominated the commercial market ever since. Laying five...
Rhode Island Red vs. New Hampshire Red

Rhode Island Red vs. New Hampshire Red

Rhode Island Red Vs. New Hampshire Red As a member of the customer service team at Meyer Hatchery, we are occasionally asked to raise poultry for photoshoots, blogs, etc. When asked if someone would be interested in raising Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds for...