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...
Which Is Better? Day-Old Chicks or Started Pullets

Which Is Better? Day-Old Chicks or Started Pullets

Which Is Better? Day Old Chicks Or Started Pullets When deciding how to begin your egg laying flock of chickens, most people research the many breeds available to pick out their favorites, then make a list and go shopping. While most backyard chicken owners choose to...