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...
Breed Spotlight: The Ameraucana

Breed Spotlight: The Ameraucana

Breed Spotlight: The Ameraucana The blue egg laying chicken breeds have enjoyed a surge in popularity over the past several years. Because of this, the Ameraucana chicken breed has become more commonly seen in backyard flocks since the breed’s development in the...
Breed Spotlight: The Wyandotte

Breed Spotlight: The Wyandotte

Breed Spotlight: The Wyandotte The Wyandotte chicken breed is named after the Native American Wyandotte tribe that originated in the upstate New York and Ontario, Canada area in the early 1870’s. In spite of the breed’s name, there is no known historical connection...