Monthly Archives: April 2009

Chicken factoid #1: food for thought

It has been theorised that 4 “attack chickens” can take down an average human being in approximately 17.9 seconds, effectively meaning that chickens would be faster at destroying the world than Global Thermonuclear War.

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The chickens of my dreams

These are the ones I really want. But they’re hard to get from hatcheries; you pretty much have to incubate eggs from breeders and hatch them yourself. My next project:-) This is a SilkieAnd this is a Polish CrestedAnd a … Continue reading

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Do you need a rooster to get eggs?

Everyone asks. The answer is no. You only need a rooster if you want to have more chickens. Or annoy your neighbors.

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Buff Orpington

 Orpingtons were developed in the 1880’s in England. They are known to be docile, affectionate and easily handled. They lay brown eggs.

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Delaware

This breed was developed in 1940 in, uh, Delaware, of course. They are not well known. They’re a cross between New Hampshire Reds and Barred Plymouth Rocks. They are said to be a lovely, calm and friendly breed. Their eggs … Continue reading

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Light Brahma

  We may get a Light Brahma. Brahmas were introduced in China in the mid 19th century, thus, they are an Asiatic breed. A standard size Brahma can weigh 9 lbs. They also come in bantam size, but with bantams, … Continue reading

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Ameraucana

     This is one of the breeds we may get. Ameraucanas are popular because they lay blue and green eggs. True Ameraucanas are only available from breeders; the ones we’ll get from the feed store will probably be more appropriately … Continue reading

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