Keeping Pet Chickens

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New Hampshire Chickens

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

New Hampshire Chickens Another Perfect Breed For The Beginner.

New Hampshire Chickens Background & Appearance.

new hampshire red chicken imageNew Hampshire chickens are a favorite in the US and are rapidly gaining popularity in the UK. The New Hampshire Red is derived from the Rhode Island Red chicken by selective breeding of certain characteristics, for instance; rapid full feathering, large brown egg laying and fast maturity. Only the rhodies blood line was used.

Although the large bird was developed in the New England region, the bantam variety was developed in the Netherlands. (more…)

Rhode Island Red Chickens

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Rhode Island Red Chickens, Great Egg Layers?

Rhode Island Red Chickens, Appearance & Background.

Rhode Island Red Chicken

Rhode Island Red Chickens or simply Rhode Island Chickens as they are known in their native U.S.A. have rust coloured feathers, but in some countries there is a white variety. In the red strain the comb can either be the more commonly seen single or it can be a rose comb. The rose comb is considered more correct in the white strain. (more…)

Raising Chickens At Home

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Raising Chickens At Home – Hints and Tips On Raising Chickens

For you to enjoy your hens and keep them healthy and productive, there’s not a great deal of rules you have to abide by. Chickens are generally robust birds and there’s not a large number of “do’s” and “don’ts” to bear in mind. The following advice on keeping pet chickens in the backyard originated from inquiries from people who were interested in becoming a chicken keeper…

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Looking After Chickens

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Looking After Chickens At Home – Some Considerations

There are a few things you need to consider, before you dive into this great hobby of looking after chickens. First off I know you’re interested in getting some chickens in your garden, because you’re here, but what about the rest of the family? If your spouse or children aren’t particularly fond of them, it could mean you’re going to end up being the only one in the family looking after your hens. (more…)