Category Archives: TYPES OF CHICKENS

How did Chickens get to New Zealand

Did you know that chickens sailed around the world?   Well not really, but chickens are not native to New Zealand, so they must have arrived there somehow. In recent studies of the DNA of old chicken bones in New Zealand has discovered some interesting facts...

Not all chickens are garden friendly

  Backyard Chickens If you have always wanted to keep chickens in your backyard, but you were afraid that they might ruin your garden, then you are right to be concerned!  Not all chickens are garden friendly, and if you have a flower garden with wonderful blooms...

Silkie Chickens Make the Best Pets

Silkie Chickens are Fascinating Looking Creatures Silkie chickens are one of the more interesting chicken breeds to look at. They have a ‘fluffy’ look to them with long feathers that come in several different colors. These chickens are typically darker shades of gray...

The Nitty Gritty on Barred Rock Chickens

Another popular choice amongst chicken breeds are barred rock chickens. This breed has many excellent features and qualities and (fortunately) very few negative ones. This bird is known to be quite hardy and able to deal with cold reasonably well. It is also known to...

Why You Want Rhode Island Red Chickens and How to Get Them

Rhode Island Red chickens are an American-made breed, established in Rhode Island and Massachusetts during the mid 1800’s. Since then, they’ve proven themselves a hardy stock that beautifully serves the purposes of egg layer and meat bird. Plus, they’re gorgeous. Read...

Bantam Chickens are a Joy to Keep

If you’re looking for chickens to raise for yourself then one of the first types you should seriously consider are the varieties of Bantam chickens. There are actually a large variety of different types of Bantam chickens, which have come to us from all over the...

All About Leghorn Chickens

Leghorn Chickens - Popular Amongst Chicken Breeds There are all different kinds of chicken breeds throughout the country and around the world. These breeds range from small to large, white to brown to black or spotted and everything in between. One of the most common...

Chickens Have Personalities,Too!

For all the talk about how pea-brained chickens are, you may be surprised to find that each chicken has its own distinctive and endearing personality traits. You will certainly be tempted to spoil them, pick them up and hug them to show them off to your friends and...

What Kinds of Chickens Are There?

There are actually hundreds of domesticated chicken breeds all over the world some of which have distinct physical and behavioral characteristics due to cross-breeding and geographical factors. Chicken breeds are categorized according to their principal use, whether...