The Best Chicken Breeds for Kids

You should know by now that chickens are a huge part of our family’s life! Mainly by my choice (haha!), but my family goes along with my crazy dreams and ideas

Raising young kids, I remember working so hard to feed them healthy food, teach them responsibility and have them grow up to be respectful So far so good! I didn’t say it was perfect, but we have 5 years left with our little Wings

All About the Barnevelder Breed

I remember when I first started out with chickens I really didn’t pay much attention to breeds; I just wanted the eggs for our family As time went on, I realized that there are so many wonderful chicken breeds out there I started dreaming about adding to my flock and which breeds I wanted the most This is the reason my flock is up to 47 now! Hahaha!

All About the Easter Egger Breed

When we started our most recent flock, I started with all brown egg layers I didn’t give much thought to the color of the eggs, I just wanted nice, hardy chickens! As the idea of having different egg colors started to grab my attention, I decided to add a couple different breeds into our flock The second batch of chicks I got were Easter Eggers!

All About Brahma Chickens

Today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite breeds Who am I kidding! I feel like all the breeds are my favorite! Haha! Except maybe not Wyandottes I haven’t had a great experience with that breed However, we’re not talking about the other breeds today Today, it’s all about Brahmas!

What is a Heritage Breed?

Chickens have been a source of protein for hundreds of years  When the Spanish explorers arrived in the Americas, they had chickens in tow  These birds were bred to be hardy and productive  As European settlers arrived in North America, they continued to bring their chickens with them  They bred for health, longevity and productivity  

 

In 1873, the American Poultry Association began defining breeds  These standardized breeds became highly adapted to various climates  Some breeds were extremely cold hardy and would continue to lay through the darkest winter  Other breeds were developed to be a good

Best Chicken Breeds to Raise Around Children

One of the most common questions a new chicken owner asks is: What are some good chicken breeds to raise around children?

You want your children have a positive experience with chickens You want chickens that are more prone to being calm, gentle, and patient The honest answer is, any chicken breed can be gentle and people oriented! The experience goes both ways If the chicks are raised by gentle, patient children, they will most likely grow up to be friendly, calm birds

Even though this may be the case, some breeds have consistently made the list of gentle chickens!

All About Polish Chickens

I have raised a lot of chickens in the last 15 years A lot Most of you know that my favorite chicken in the whole world is Happy She is a Barred Rock and she is wonderful A very close second though is Roxanne Roxanne is a beautiful Buff Laced Polish and she is hilarious! I now have 4 Polish Chickens and they are all incredible! Before you fall for their hilarious head feathers, here are a few facts you will want to know