Breed Spotlight: Barred Plymouth Rock

Breed Spotlight: Barred Plymouth Rock

Breed Spotlight: Barred Plymouth Rock Of all the chicken breeds that exist in the United States, perhaps none are as iconic as the Barred Plymouth Rock. As a very young girl, I recall my first exposure to chickens involved a Barred Rock. My great-grandmother had a...
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...
5 Dual Purpose Breeds To Consider

5 Dual Purpose Breeds To Consider

5 Dual Purpose Breeds To Consider Dual purpose chickens are a great addition to any flock.  A dual purpose breed is one that lays eggs consistently as well as being a breed that can be a meat provider.  Dual purpose breeds are commonly a heavy breed, and are hardy as...
5 Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Pets

5 Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Pets

5 Best Chicken Breeds For Backyard Pets Looking for a chicken breed that would make a great backyard pet? Check out these 5 Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Pets. The Buff Orpington is a great dual purpose breed. They are known for their “fluffy” appearance as well as...