In this final “honest truth” about popular poultry, we recount experiences keeping Rhode Island Red, Golden Comet, Barred Plymouth Rock and Serama chicken breeds.
Continuing with our look at popular breeds, we discuss real-life experiences keeping Araucana, Cochin, Easter Egger and Welsummer chickens.
There’s a lot of poultry information out there—not all of it true—so our resident chicken expert is sharing decades of experience about popular chicken breeds.
As we ready for International Heritage Breeds Week, let’s look at four critically endangered breeds of chickens: Campine, Houdan, La Flèche and Malay.
With its fluffy feathers and gentle demeanor, no other breed of chicken has inspired people to own poultry as has the Cochin, a beautiful Asian bird.
Do you know this breed? This ancient Japanese chicken with striking tail and distinctly handsome colors and combinations is most often kept as an ornamental breed.
Developed across centuries in Cuba and officially first recognized in 1939, the Cubalaya is a proud, majestic bird that keepers should consider adding!
This rare Mediterranean mystery chicken breed is named for its distinctive comb, and the heritage bird is both fast-maturing and a peerless free-ranger.
These unique heritage chicken breeds range from distinctive to off the wall, and they can be difficult to find. But, for many, they’re worth the time and effort to track down.