Category: Chicken Breeds

  • Jersey Giant Chickens: Everything you need to know about them

    Jersey Giant Chickens: Everything you need to know about them

    The Jersey Giant is a breed of chicken developed by John and Thomas Black, who were farmers from New Jersey. The breed was developed by crossing various breeds of chickens with the aim of producing a bird that would grow much larger than any other chicken breed – much like the Giant Bronze turkey. They […]

  • 5 Best Egg Producing Chickens Per Year! (explained)

    5 Best Egg Producing Chickens Per Year! (explained)

    Here you can find the best egg producing chickens for your coop. Do not make a fast decision on the chicken type, not all of them are good layers. Consuming the same amount of food and water, different chicken breeds produce more or fewer eggs. The following hens are considered to be the best egg-producing chickens […]

  • A Quick Guide to Raising Bantam Chickens

    A Quick Guide to Raising Bantam Chickens

    Clucking hens and crowing roosters are often only associated with barnyard lifestyles, but diminutive bantam chickens can be raised pretty much anywhere there is grass and shelter.  Indeed, raising these lively feathered birds can be an enjoyable hobby for even those living in cities but yearn for the simple life of a farm. Getting To […]

  • Which Chicken Breed Is Best For You?

    Which Chicken Breed Is Best For You?

    Naturally, the best hen you can own is a healthy bird. Before you buy your chickens, know what to look out for. Over hundreds of years, many breeds of chickens have been developed. Now you need to choose the breed that best suits your personal situation and tastes. Light Breeds Good choice as they are […]

  • Pros & Cons About Keeping Cochin Chickens!

    Pros & Cons About Keeping Cochin Chickens!

    This has been a long-awaited Monday especially for us, at the typesofchicken.com team, because the breed we are going to write an article about today is one of those breeds that made us start to love keeping chickens. The Cochin chickens were most of the chickens of my first flock and they are the ones […]

  • How do you tell the gender of a chicken, so you can tell if you have a hen or a rooster?

    How do you tell the gender of a chicken, so you can tell if you have a hen or a rooster?

    Do you want to know how to distinguish a hen from a rooster? When they’re little: You can’t. Professional sexers who stare at their cloacas everyday aspire to get 95-96% right.  Mike Rowe tried it on Dirty Jobs and would have sent you a mixed run every time.  I don’t even bother to try. Ways to be […]

  • Do chickens get upset when their eggs get taken by humans?

    Do chickens get upset when their eggs get taken by humans?

    Unless they’re broody, chickens don’t give a hoot in hell if we take any eggs, unfertilized or fertile. Sorry if this doesn’t fit your mother hen as a loving devoted mother cherished idea but, fact is? Hens are totally indifferent to their eggs except and unless nature has kicked in and told them to brood, […]

  • Why are chicken eggs different colors?

    Why are chicken eggs different colors?

    Contrary to popular belief, a brown chicken egg is not healthier than a white chicken egg. Have you ever wondered why chicken eggs come in a variety of color– white, cream, brown, blue or green? Do the different colors impact the flavor or the health value of the eggs? According to Michigan State University Extension, egg […]

  • The Heritage Chicken Breeds!

    The Heritage Chicken Breeds!

    As many of our readers already know Mondays at typesofchicken.com are reserved for our weekly Pros & Cons articles about keeping a particular chicken breed. For this Monday we decided to change something and that was us wanting to discuss The Heritage Breeds, what they are and what makes them special.

  • Pros & Cons Of Keeping Rosecomb Chickens!

    Pros & Cons Of Keeping Rosecomb Chickens!

    Rosecomb chickens have already gotten some of our attention in one of our previous articles, and now they have stumbled upon our weekly Pros & Cons articles about keeping a particular chicken breed. We have kept this Monday tradition for as long as this page exists and we are not planning to stop anytime soon.