Breed Spotlight: The Cochin Chicken

Breed Spotlight: The Cochin Chicken

Breed Spotlight: The Cochin Chicken In the mid-1800s, there was a chicken boom across England and the United States. Many people flocked to own the newest and most exotic breeds available. The Cochin chicken breed was introduced from Japan right in the heat of...
Breed Spotlight: Blue Andalusian

Breed Spotlight: Blue Andalusian

Breed Spotlight: Blue Andalusian The Blue Andalusian chicken breed is a hardy and active breed that originated in the Andalusia region of southern Spain. They are wonderful foragers, not prone to broodiness, and are reliable layers of white eggs, so they are a...
Growing Sprouts For Your Flock In Winter

Growing Sprouts For Your Flock In Winter

Growing Sprouts For Your Flock In Winter When winter lays a thick blanket of snow on the ground, it hides an excellent nutritional source for your flock. In all other seasons, chickens can supplement their diet with the fresh, green grass in your yard. It’s easy to...
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...
All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens

All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens

All About Egg Shell Color In Chickens Have you ever seen a photo of an egg basket that contained eggs of all shades of brown, green, blue, and white? If you’re like me, you may not have even known that eggs come in other colors besides brown and white before owning...
All About Spurs In Chickens

All About Spurs In Chickens

All About Spurs In Chickens A spur on a chicken is a small, horn-like protrusion that grows from a chicken’s leg just above the foot. It points inward to be used as an efficient spearing weapon, when needed. The spur is most commonly found on roosters, where the spur...