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Australorp Chickens

By Tasha Greer Why did the Orpington chicken cross the ocean to Australia? To become an Australorp, of course! Australorp is a contraction of Australian Orpington. But this chook breed is no mere contraction. It’s a distinctly Australian layer with … Read More

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Bantam Chickens: Small But Mighty

We got our first bantam chickens in 2002 entirely by accident. I had ordered turkeys from a hatchery, and the box included 15 tiny chicks! We already had Buff Orpingtons and Silver-Laced Wyandottes, so I knew immediately that these were … Read More

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How Long Do Chickens Live?

Before getting chickens, a lot of people wonder what kind of commitment they are making when they bring personal egg layers into their lives. In other words, how long do chickens live? Since most chickens are in commercial egg production … Read More

Naked Neck Chicken

Naked Neck Chicken

By Ed Haworth Bare neck chickens are known by many names, but “Naked Neck” is the official name of the breed as recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA) and the American Bantam Association (ABA).  Although crossbred chickens with bare … Read More

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