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Famed for their excellent egg production, Rhode Island Reds are a popular choice of domestic chicken for backyard chicken owners. But when it comes to a Rhode Island Red rooster vs. hen – is there a big difference? And is getting a Rhode Island Red rooster a good idea, or will your hens be just …

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My chickens know more about ancient customs than I do! Every Easter, they promptly stop laying eggs, obviously respecting the medieval tradition that banned the consumption of eggs during Lent. Tradition aside, why do chickens stop laying eggs? And, can we help our hens get back into the swing of things? It’s hardly surprising that chickens stop …

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We’ve all heard of Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks, but there’s a new star blazing its way into the hearts of homesteaders across the world. The Black Star chicken! Black Star chickens shine brightly in a backyard flock, outdoing the Plymouth Rock and other popular heritage breeds with their excellent egg production.  Every breed …

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Despite the name, a sex link chicken isn’t going to strut around your garden, making come hither eyes at you. They are pretty sexy, as far as chickens go, but the benefits they bring to the homestead are of a very different and more practical nature.  You know how, when you order a flock of …

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