Category: Chicken Breeds

The Different Types of Chicken Breeds

The Different Types of Chicken Breeds

Once you’ve decided to start a backyard flock, you need to figure out what types of chickens you want to raise. Indeed, there is more than one type of chicken. In fact, there are hundreds of breeds you could choose from, but many of them can be classified into three categories: egg layers, meat producers,… Read more »

6 Tips for Breeding Chickens

6 Tips for Breeding Chickens

For some people, owning one or two chickens in their backyard is all they need to be happy. For others, however, the more the merrier! While you can certainly keep buying hens from Chickens for Backyards, there is a special joy in breeding chickens yourself. Not only will this increase the numbers in your flock,… Read more »

Understanding Chicken Combs

Understanding Chicken Combs

Chicken combs are one of the most identifiable parts of a chicken. Nearly all chickens have them, but similar to their feathers or eyes, each is a little bit different. Some chicken combs, for example, are bright-red, while others are black; some stick straight up, while others run along the skull. But what, exactly, do… Read more »

Chicken Tufts: What They Are and What You Need to Know

Chicken Tufts: What They Are and What You Need to Know

Believe it or not, not all chickens are the same. Some are hardy, others not; some are best for egg production, others for meat. There are even some chickens that have a genetic abnormality that other species do not. Known as chicken tufts, these are found only in the Araucana breed and their descendants. What… Read more »

4 Facts About the Silver Laced Wyandotte

4 Facts About the Silver Laced Wyandotte

The Silver Laced Wyandotte is a popular breed of chicken, and for good reason. Originating in Upstate New York back in the 1870s, the Silver Laced Wyandotte was bred to be both productive and aesthetically appealing. It’s versatility makes it an excellent choice for your farm or backyard flock, but there’s more to this breed… Read more »