Pekin duck

Pekin Duck ~ Raise at Home for Eggs and Meat

The Pekin duck is among the most popular domestic duck breeds worldwide. Here’s what you need to know for raising this white duck successfully for meat, eggs, as a pet, and other uses. Pekin Duck  Pekin ducks, an American breed also known as the White Pekin or American Pekin, is one of the most recognizable breeds for many North Americans.  Its feathers are all white, contrasted only by its orange bill, legs, and feet. Researchers … Read more

Chicken nesting boxes

Chicken Nesting Boxes ~ Everything To Know and DIY Ideas

Think of chicken nesting boxes as furniture for your chickens. To keep your chickens healthy and to enjoy fresh eggs, you want to have an inviting space for them to nest. Nesting boxes give your hens a comfortable, private place to lay eggs. They’ll learn to leave the nest and go outside to stretch, run, and forage. Providing chicken nesting boxes gives them privacy, so they’ll feel safe while laying eggs. Before you buy or … Read more

Golden Comet chicken

Golden Comet Chicken | Why Add Them To Your Farm

Are you thinking about raising a Golden Comet chicken? Golden Comets are fantastic egg-layers, which makes this the primary reason many people raise them.  While you can eat their meat, flock owners generally don’t choose them as a meat breed because they are small.  Here’s everything you should know about this hybrid chicken breed before you get started.  Purpose for Raising Golden Comet Chicken Golden Comet chickens are egg-laying powerhouses, making them an excellent choice … Read more

raising quail

Raising Quail | Reasons to Raise and What to Know

Raising quail is becoming more popular. Domesticated quail are worth raising due to their delicious eggs, tender meat, and manageable size. They are dual-purpose birds. These small birds are easy to raise as backyard poultry. This means whether you’re a seasoned poultry pro or a homesteading novice, you’ll find quail easy to care for. We explain everything to know about how to raise a healthy flock of quail. Why Raise Quail? Quails are becoming a … Read more

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Silver Laced Wyandotte ~ Productive, Beautiful and Hardy

Silver Laced Wyandottes have been around since the 1800s. They were bred in the US to lay consistently throughout the year. Today, they’re excellent chickens for both egg-laying and their desirable meat that bares yellowish skin. It’s a common breed that’s considered versatile thanks to their ability to live in cooler climates, while withstanding warmth too. They’re highly sought after by chicken farmers and backyard hobbyists. The Silver Laced Wyandottes are the origin of the … Read more

Dominique Chicken

Dominique Chicken ~ Hardy, Friendly, Broody and More!

The Dominique chicken is said to be one of the oldest chicken breeds in America. They are excellent dual-purpose chickens, used for their brown eggs and also as a source of hearty meat. Dominiques are also known for their thick, soft feathers, as they were used for pillow stuffing in the past. These calm, friendly birds are also used as show birds and kept as pets around the farm. Here’s what to know about them … Read more

Cochin Chicken

Cochin Chicken | All about Feathery, Friendly Cochins

Cochin chickens aren’t very good egg layers but they will lay during cold seasons when other breeds stop. It’s easy to spot a cochin chicken in a coop. These are big and fluffy birds. The hens can grow to 9 – 10 pounds and the roosters to 12 pounds.   A dual purpose breed, they have become favorites for farmers around the world for their adorable appearance and easy-going temperament. They highly inviting to cuddle.  They … Read more

Brahma Chicken

Brahma Chicken | All About These Giant Chickens and Roosters

Brahma Chicken – If ever there was a “king of chickens,” then it would be the Brahma chicken because of its great size, majestic plumage, and dual purpose as an egg and meat bird. But despite its massive size, the chicken is a calm breed and will make a great addition to any flock.  Here’s an in-depth look at the Brahma, from its appearance, temperament, size, and egg production to the official and unofficial varieties. … Read more

Wyandotte Chicken

Wyandotte Chicken Guide to Appearance, Temperament, Varieties and Raising

Wyandotte chicken is a dual-purpose breed. It’s best known for laying brown eggs and delicious tasting meat. It’s one of the most popular backyard chickens in the United States. Wyandottes are hardy, healthy and friendly birds that will transform your flock with warmth. If you’re looking for a striking chicken and want four medium-to-large brown eggs each week, then Wyandotte will be a great fit for your coop. Here’s what to know about keeping Wyandotte … Read more

salmon faverolle

Salmon Faverolle – Why They’re Great to Raise

If you love chickens, then having a Salmon Faverolle can be a great fit for you. They are fun-loving creatures well-known for their adorable and outgoing personalities. These chickens are always excited to see you coming and often hope you have some sort of treat for them. This breed is talkative and their fun demeanors make them great little companions. If you’re looking for a dual-purpose chicken or a chicken for exhibition, this could be … Read more