Breed Spotlight: The Dominique

Breed Spotlight: The Dominique

Breed Spotlight: The Dominique Of the many different chicken breeds available in the United States, the Dominique is perhaps the breed most shrouded in mystery about its origin. The Dominique is reported as being the earliest breed of chicken in US history. The barred...
Top Breed Picks for a Family Friendly Flock

Top Breed Picks for a Family Friendly Flock

Top Breed Picks For A Family-Friendly Flock One of the most common questions we receive is whether it’s best to start with a flock of started pullets or a batch of day-old chicks? There are many benefits to starting with chicks, especially if you are looking for...
Breed Spotlight: New Hampshire Red

Breed Spotlight: New Hampshire Red

Breed Spotlight: New Hampshire Red Of the several chicken breeds that were developed in the United States, the New Hampshire Red is often overlooked by today’s modern homesteaders. However, during its development in the early 20th century, it filled an important role....
Some of Our Favorite Chicken Breeds

Some of Our Favorite Chicken Breeds

Some of Our Favorite Breeds It’s no secret that the staff at Meyer Hatchery loves chickens. Team members of Meyer Hatchery are asked on a regular basis, “What is your favorite chicken breed or breeds of chickens” and we have answers! Explore some of our team members’...
Breed Spotlight: The Delaware

Breed Spotlight: The Delaware

Breed Spotlight: The Delaware The Delaware chicken breed has a rich history that begins in the early 1940’s in Ocean View, Delaware. The breed is credited to Mr. George Ellis who bred Barred Plymouth Rock males to New Hampshire Red females in a quest to breed a...
Breed Spotlight: The Rhode Island Red

Breed Spotlight: The Rhode Island Red

Breed Spotlight: The Rhode Island Red The Rhode Island Red chicken breed is one that frequents as a top 10 best seller. They are excellent layers of large, brown eggs and the hens are generally friendly and curious. The roosters watch over their flock carefully, and...