Breed Spotlight: The Black Jersey Giant

Breed Spotlight: The Black Jersey Giant

Breed Spotlight: The Black Jersey Giant Without a doubt, the Jersey Giant is the largest domesticated chicken breed available in the US. This breed has one of the more interesting development histories than any other US breed. The Jersey Giants were developed by...
Types of Chicken Combs

Types of Chicken Combs

Types of Chicken Combs The comb: that bright red, funky looking fleshy piece that protrudes from your chickens head. Did you know that there are several different types and each of them have a special name? Believe it or not, the comb actually serves a purpose! In...
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...
How to Ensure a Year-Round Supply of Eggs

How to Ensure a Year-Round Supply of Eggs

How to Ensure a Year-Round Supply of Eggs Eggs at your local grocery store are available 12 months out of the year, so it’s no surprise that the average person might not realize that chickens don’t actually lay eggs January through December. At least not at the rate...
Ways to Help Molting Chickens

Ways to Help Molting Chickens

Ways to Help Molting Chickens As you get close to your chicken coop you start seeing one feather, two feathers and your anxiety goes up. Are you approaching what could be the scene of something terrible? You count your chickens and realize that no one is missing. How...
What To Do When You Have A Broody Hen

What To Do When You Have A Broody Hen

What To Do When You Have A Broody Hen Broody hens, one of those exciting yet also frustrating aspects of chicken keeping. Broody hens are usually first recognized by their refusal to leave their nest. Another tell-tale sign of a broody hen is her readiness to peck...