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Polish Chicken Breed Information, Characteristics, Temperament

This bird, the Polish Chicken, originally comes from the Netherlands. Today, there are several stories about how the birds came to be in Europe. However, many people love the story that claims that around 1736, the Polish king at that time was unseated from his royal throne.He had to flee to France. He loved his Polish chickens so much that he took them with him and very soon t [...]

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Silkie Chicken Breed Information, Characteristics, Temperament

When one thinks of the Silkie Chickens, one thinks of soft silky, fluffy hair – its lovely plumage. That’s the Silkie, and with that, comes an equally lovely personality. No one is 100% about the Silkies’ origins, although it is believed they started somewhere in China or India; somewhere in Asia.However, being so popular, they made their way to other countries too, suc [...]

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Lyme Disease in Dogs – Symptoms, Treatment & Guidelines

Lyme disease in dogs is one of the most common infections that can occur anywhere irrespective of the weather or other conditions. Lyme disease is carried by ticks, but they are not the actual causative organism. Instead, the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi is responsible for the infection.The bacterium gets into the tick, and the tick latches on to the dog’s skin through a bi [...]

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Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

As a dog lover, taking your pet for a regular checkup at the vet must be part of your routine. That gives you a chance to catch whatever disease your dog is suffering from quickly. Some diseases come up with symptoms immediately while others may take longer.What is Cushing’s disease in dogs?Cushing's disease in simple terms refers to a condition whereby your dog produces exce [...]

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Leghorn Chicken Breed Information, Characteristics, Temperament

The Leghorn Chicken comes from the Mediterranean area, from the rural areas of Tuscany, Italy. Before becoming known as Leghorns, they were called ‘Italians’. In 1865 they were introduced to American and by 1870 they were introduced to the UK.In Italy, 10 color varieties are recognized. Leghorn chickens usually have single combs, but in some countries, the rose combs are [...]

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Andalusian Chicken

Andalusian Chickens originate from Spain; they are a rugged and ancient breed of chicken. It is assumed that its history is rooted from the Castilian chicken breeds, resembling this Spanish chicken, but weighing in a bit lighter.They arrived in England around 1846, being distributed around the Devon and Cornwall areas. This breed of chicken was exhibited for the first time in L [...]

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Sebright Chicken

Sebright Chickens are true Bantam chickens, produced by Sir John Sebright from the UK in the 19th Century. A true Bantam bird means it is a miniature bird. There are no larger counter parts of this breed.There are quite a few features about the Sebright Chickens that stands out from other birds. One feature is that the male birds don’t have the long and flowing side-hangers a [...]

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80 Chicken Breeds Information (A-Z List)

When we think of animals in our lives, one of the last ones that I think about is the chicken even though we eat eggs and chicken weekly. So today, I’m going to enlighten you all on the breeds and differences in chickens.I will describe you, what chickens are best for laying eggs, which ones are best for meat purposes, the chickens that are best for eggs and meat, show poultr [...]

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Legbar Chicken (Cream Legbar)

Dr Reginal Punnet, a professor at Cambridge University, years ago, researched ways of sexing male chickens when Britain was trying to break free from its economic setbacks. He took 20 years to achieve his goal of sexing chickens. He crossed a Campine chicken with a Plymouth Rock chicken.After the 20 years, he achieved positive results after all his research and the resultant bi [...]

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Poultry Farming For Beginners

If you are a beginner in starting a poultry business, there are certain principles that need to be followed in order that you can call your business successful and rake in some profits. If you choose to ignore the principles, you can be sure you will experience some serious loss.It is wise, before starting poultry farming for beginners, to really learn all you can about the bus [...]

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Poultry Farming Guide and Information

If you are interested in how to start poultry farming, you can take confidence that it is possible to turn it into a thriving business, even without lots of money and without much experience.But having said that, poultry farming can also appear easy to accomplish, but it’s the business side of things that can be an entirely different matter. So instead of being just a chicken [...]

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Japanese Bantam Chicken

The Japanese Bantam chicken goes back years, probably as way back as in the 7th Century. The Chabo Bantam as it was called then, is a Japanese fowl and was introduced in Europe some time in the 16th Century. “Chabo” actually means little, bantam, miniature, dwarfish.It lives up to that name because there aren’t any larger counter parts. In fact it was never even bred as a [...]

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Pekin Chicken

When the British army returned from Peking, China, in the 1860s, they brought with them their first Peking chicken to the UK. Since then this Peking chicken breed has been interbred with American Cochin bantams, arriving today at what is now known as the Pekin Chicken.There is no larger counterpart of the Pekin bantam. They have been mistaken for Cochin bantams because they are [...]

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Houdan Chicken

Houdan Chickens are a French bred chicken, being named after the French city, Houdan, about 100 miles away from Paris. The city of Houdan was always associated with producing poultry and supplying Paris with its eggs and meat.The Houdan was once known as the Normandy Fowl. It is thought that this breed dates back to ancient Roman times, between AD7-AD40. They were imported to t [...]

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Marans Chicken

Marans chickens origins can be traced back France. They are hybrid birds of the Faverolles, Langshan, English Games and Coucou De Malines. At the 1914 national exhibition in France, the Marans made their debut as a ‘country hen’.Still seen in France today are the original type birds with the slightly feathered legs. There are a few strains of the Copper Black Marans in the [...]

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Araucana Chicken

Araucana Chickens originate from South America; in fact, they’re named from the Arauca Indians from Chile. In the early 1900s, they were introduced to Europe. There are claims that they have been around already since the middle of the 16th century.Originally these birds had large and floppy pea combs, but these have now been bred to arrive at very small irregularly-shaped pea [...]

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Ancona Chicken

Ancona chickens originated from Italy, from Marche. It got its name from the capital of March; Ancona, a seaport. The culture in Italy was one of fine cuisine, beautiful artworks, and beautiful music, and the beautiful Ancona Chicken became part of that culture, thriving in its home environment.Because of their popularity, the bird spread to continue the breed in the UK as well [...]

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Serama Chicken

Serama Chickenscomes from Malaysia, from the hot jungles where the temperatures are high. As a result of careful cross-breeding of several chicken breeds, we have the Serama.It is believed that the Serama’s ancestry dates back to as way back as the 1600s, being associated with the like of the then Thai King, name of Sri Ama. But the modern Serama of today was created by someo [...]

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Barnevelder Chicken

There is a town in the district of Utrecht called Barnevelder, in the Netherlands. It boasted an agriculture college that specialized in poultry. Back in the day, around the 1930s, this area was noted to have exported over 40-million eggs in a year.It would appear that this is where the Barnevelder Chicken gets its name from. But the real origins of the Barnevelder are just lik [...]

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Frizzle Chicken

Many people believe that the Frizzle chicken originates from Asia, but others say it originates from England and India. Some texts say that in the 1800s, the Frizzles originated from countries like Egypt and South Africa as well.But the fact remains that that have been around for many hundreds of years in different qualities, gradually becoming more standardized. By the time th [...]

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Cochin Chicken

In the chicken world, if you see a big feathery ball of fluff and feathers strut past, you are probably looking at a Cochin Chicken! Perhaps they don’t lay eggs so bountifully, but they certainly are highly popular because of their lovely personalities.Cochin Chickens started becoming really well known in the 1800s when they were given to Queen Victoria as a gift.They ar [...]

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Plymouth Rock Chicken

The Plymouth Rock chickens are also known as “Barred Rocks”. The Barred Rocks are actually a variety of the Plymouth Rock breed. Other varieties are White, Partridge, Buff, Silver-Penciled, Black, Blue and Colombian, all developed in the USA in the mid-19th century.This bird was first shown off as a breed in 1869. It has exceptional qualities, resulting in it being popular [...]

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Rhode Island Red Chickens

The Rhode Island Red chicken is considered to be one of the most successful chicken breeds – across the world! It’s an American breed, developed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts as way back as the middle 1840s.This bird came about from cross-breeding birds from Oriental origin with the brown Leghorn chicken from Italy.  Since 1954, the Rhode Island Red is the sta [...]

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10 A Frame Chicken Coop Plans And Ideas – Easy to Build

Eggs play a big role in our breakfast everyday and in most hurrying moments. They are easy to prepare and always come handy when we had not planned our meal for the day. So, caring for our own chickens at our backyard helps a lot. It will save us time, energy/gas, and money. What? Chicken coops might be costly? Actually, no!There are a lot of chicken coops available o [...]

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Silver Laced Wyandotte : Are Everything They’re Cracked Up To Be

It’s easy to see why the Wyandotte breed of chickens came about – its’ because there was a need to create chicken breeds that was an all-rounder, one that produced fantastic eggs and delectable meat.The Wyandotte’s have met those specifications over and over again and that applies to all the breeds. Silver Laced Wyandotte is one, and Some of the recognized official [...]

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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Certainly Something to Cluck About

When it comes to a beautiful, popular and sought after chicken type, you are going to go a long way to find one as delightful as that of the Wyandotte Chickens. They are a firm favorite of chicken farmers and owners just because they are so dependable in their egg laying.They also have laid back and easier going natures, they are hardy, beautiful to look at too with all their r [...]

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How to Build a Chicken Plucker – Whizbang Chicken Plucker

Chicken pluckers are high on demand since the need for chicken keeps increasing around the globe. There are automatic chicken pluckers and there are semi-manual ones.However, most of them are too costly. Budget is always the first consideration. So why spend too much when we can build chicken plucker by ourselves?Whizbang Chicken Plucker popularized by Herrick Kimball i [...]

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10 Homemade Chicken Pluckers – Easy to Build (100% Free)

What is a chicken plucker? Chicken or poultry pluckers are the machines or tools used for dressing or feathering off the chickens and other poultry animals.There are automatic chicken pluckers available on the market today, yet, we can also make our own homemade chicken pluckers if we are looking into saving some money.Raising chickens for own consumption is one of the many way [...]

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15 Most Common Chicken Diseases, Symptoms and Treatment

Nothing beats wandering down to the bottom of the garden to collect your freshly laid eggs for breakfast. But one thing that might put a dampener on that experience is to find out your beloved chickens are carrying diseases.Diseases can spread quickly between chickens and can be fatal, so be learning about the most common chicken diseases, their symptoms. And also, how to treat [...]

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How to Build a Chicken Run – Ultimate Guide

It is fairly straight forward to build a chicken run, especially if you have a few DIY knowledge and skills.There are quite a few chicken coop plans and designs with the run that manufacturers will and still use. Then you get the home made runs as well that can be pretty successful.How to Build a Chicken Run? You would need something like rabbit wire, but you need to get a [...]

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Wyandotte Chickens, In the Pecking Order, Come Out Tops

The Wyandotte fowl originates from Ontario in Canada and also around upstate New York. They used to be called the American Sebright but this name was changed to the Wyandotte Chickens from a Native American tribe who lived in these areas with their long and interesting history.There are still a few members of this tribe who still live in Northern Oklahoma a [...]

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How to Cook Duck Breast Perfectly – 5 Steps (with picture)

Nothing beats the delicious, mouth-watering taste of a duck breast cooked to perfection. But cooking it just right isn’t always as easy as you might think. How to cook duck breast?The good news is; cooking duck breast is relatively easy. So for a truly memorable duck breast, that’s guaranteed to leave your taste buds tantalizing.How to Cook Duck Breast?Follow these str [...]

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Homemade Automatic Chicken Feeder You’ll Ever Make

When we want to do or achieve something and we want to spend less on it, we have to think out of the box. Just like when some chickens are so choosy that they do not want to eat those feeds scattered on the coop floor. What to do?Does making your own automatic chicken feeder come to mind? Yes, we can definitely make our own homemade DIY auto chicken feeder.These chicken feeders [...]

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10 Free Chicken Run Plans & Ideas That Are Easy to Build (100% Free)

If you are planning on building a chicken run, you are going to need chicken run plans and have more time than money on your hands. That's the same important for Chicken Coop Plans.It’s easy just to come up with something small like a portable type run that you can buy, but many others want their own custom-made chicken coop runs plans for their chickens somewhere down i [...]

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10 Pallet Chicken Coop Plans and Ideas

Everybody these days want to eat fresh and organic foods. Producing chicken on our own is a great way to achieve this vision. Yes, we can build own Pallet Chicken Coop in our very own backyard.Aside from saving money, we can actually feel good about eating our very own produced eggs and chicken meat! We are sure of the components of what we eat. A regular source of fresh eggs l [...]

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Homemade DIY Automatic Chicken Waterer You’ll Ever Make

If you are tired of cleaning out your poultry waterer each day, here’s a simple homemade DIY automatic chicken waterer which will provide clean and fresh water for your chickens all year round.It is definitely rewarding to raise your own chickens. You can have fresh eggs anytime you want them as well as fresh chicken meat if you are so motivated by it.But if you work on [...]

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69 DIY Chicken Coop Plans and Ideas – Easy to Build (100% Free)

(Chicken Coop Plans no. 29 is more exclusive)In the 21st century, more and more people are looking to include an element of self-sufficiency in their life. This has led to an increase in the number of people wanting to house chickens in their garden.Who doesn’t love the idea of strolling down to the bottom of the garden in the morning to pick up eggs for breakfast? You just c [...]

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10 DIY Chicken Feeder And Waterer Plans And Ideas

The chicken coop is probably one of the things you should give importance and care in growing your chickens. If you don’t have the budget to get chicken feeder and waterer, the best choice you have is to go for the do-it-yourself versions.You don’t need to shed a lot of from your budget on buying feeders and waterers, instead, if you have an hour of your time to spare, you [...]

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PVC Chicken Feeder: 5 Steps (with Pictures)

Chickens tend to go around the feeder which creates crop circles in our grass each time we place the coop in another location. It also wastes the feed that becomes attached to every crop circle and flies just love to hover over it.While the chickens do free-range, it can invite wild birds which can bring diseases as well as parasites to your hens. So if you want [...]

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