Top 10 Friendliest Chicken Breeds

Chickens

Maybe dogs are man’s best friends, but chickens are also very sensitive animals and can be great pals. They are emotional and caring.  Sometimes they are very chatty and noisy, but that is only because they are in awe with everything they see (don’t ask me how I know that, I have my sources). All … Read more

How Long Do Chickens Live

Chooks

If you are trying to familiarize yourself with the world of keeping chicken, probably one of the questions you have is how long chickens live. In normal circumstances, a chicken can live between five and ten years. However, different breeds have dramatically different lifespans. Several factors affect the lifespan of chickens, and these vary across … Read more

Wyandotte Chicken: Should You Raise Them?

American chicken

A little moody, Wyandotte chickens are such a beauty to keep in your backyard. They are popular, not just because of the beauty but also because of their incredible laying capability. They make good mothers hence an excellent choice to keep if you want to build your backyard flock. Wyandotte chickens make great pets and … Read more

Plymouth Rock Chicken: The Ultimate Breed Guide

Barred Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock is one of the most popular breeds of chicken in the United States. In the past during World War 2, this breed was the nation’s main source of chicken and eggs. And ever since, it has grown in numbers all over the country. As a dual-purpose breed, it has earned its popularity as … Read more

Chicken Snake: Can It Hurt Your Flock?

Chicken snakes

There is a species of snakes, rat snakes that hang around chicken coops and this is why they are called chicken snakes. These snakes feed of rats and mice, but when there is a food shortage, they look for something else to eat, like eggs and poultry. Rat snakes are non-venomous and usually non-aggressive that … Read more

Polish Chicken: The Ultimate Guide

Crested Polish Chicken

Are you looking to add some personality and beauty in your flock? Polish chicken might be what you are looking for. These chicken are quirky, fun, and friendly, making them a great addition to any flock. Is it just about the vibrant personality and beauty? Well, no, Polish chickens have more to offer. The unique … Read more

10 Black Chicken Breeds

Ayam Cemani Rooster

Starting a flock and looking to add some color? Maybe a black chicken together with other breeds could be what you are looking for. While your primary aim would be to find breeds with tasty meat or bountiful baskets of eggs, you might want to consider the color of the chicken. White, red, and gray … Read more

Guinea Fowl: A Guide to Raising

Ginnie bird

The Guinea fowl is an exotic species of birds, but its popularity is slowly growing among farmers. They are vigorous, hardy, and mostly disease-free owing to their adaptability in different conditions. People keep guinea fowl for various reasons, but the main one is as an alert whenever something unusual happens on the farm. The noise … Read more

What Do Chickens Eat

Chickens Eat

Whether you own a farm or just love having chickens around, you would know that handling these little birds is not a mere walk in the park. You need to take care of a lot of things to keep them in good condition – from where they live to what they eat.  If you have … Read more

Silkies: The Fluffiest Chicken in the World

The Fluffiest Chicken

The Silkie or Silky is a unique chicken breed that weighs around 1.5 to 3.5 pounds. It is famous and loved for the fluffy and furry hair plumage that resembles silk and satin. Every other characteristic of this chicken breed is unique and unusual. From black bones and skin to blue earlobes, Silkie has it … Read more