Pros & Cons About Keeping Cochin Chickens!

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 that made me keep chickens as pets not only as means to get eggs and meat. The first chicken I named was a Cochin – Bucky.

So without any further ado, these are the Pros & Cons about keeping Cochin chickens.

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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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

4 Fabulously Long-Tailed Chickens

Long-Tailed Chickens

Add one of these beautiful long-tailed heritage chicken breeds to your flock to add interest and intrigue. 

Chicken keepers wanting to take their flocks to the next level should consider adding one of these striking long-tailed chicken breeds to the mix.

Typically raised as ornamentals—with a few exceptions—these breeds are relatively docile, love free-ranging, and, best of all, are a gorgeous addition to the landscape.

In this article, we will cover 4 long-tail chicken breeds such as:

  • Cubalaya
  • Phoenix
  • Sumatra
  • Yokohama

Also, there are tips & tricks on how to care for long-tailed chickens – so stick to the real end!

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Top 5 Chicken Breeds For Beginners!

Top 5 Chicken Breeds For Beginners

There are varieties of chicken breeds available everywhere.

Each breed has something different about it which makes it special – the comb, the color, the character etc.

Some breeds are more intelligent than others and that makes them easier to keep and maintain. Choosing the right breed for you is as easy as it is hard and if you are a novice chicken keeper we recommend that you get one of these 5 Chicken Breeds For Beginners.

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