How do Chickens Have Sex & Does a Rooster Impregnate a Chicken?

Have hens been seen to lay eggs without sex? Are chickens sexually active? Contrary to popular belief, a rooster cannot impregnate a hen. Hens don’t conceive; instead, they lay eggs that may or may not develop into baby hens. Do Roosters have balls? They do, in fact. Unlike many other animals, their testicles are internal. … Read more

Rhode Island Red Rooster Temperament

Rhode Island Red Rooster Temperament

The Rhode Island Red chicken breed was made in the late 1800s. In the United States, it is considered a heritage breed. It was created in Rhode Island to produce both eggs and meat. However, in the last few years, many of the genes for making meat have been bred out of the birds, so … Read more

Keeping Ancona Chicken: Eggs, Temperament & More Tips

Ancona Chickens

As many of our readers already know, Mondays at typesofchicken.com are reserved for our weekly Pros & Cons articles concerning a particular chicken breed. We have written articles about many of your favorite chicken breeds such as the Silkies, the Cornish, Buff Orpington, American Game Chicken, and more. This Monday the Ancona chicken breed comes … Read more

Keeping Multiple Roosters – 5 tips

Keeping Multiple Roosters

Roosters are not so easy to keep, at least not as much as hens. Chicken keepers that keep their chickens for the eggs usually don`t want to keep roosters in their flock.  

There are, however, many chicken keepers that cannot imagine their flock without a couple of roosters – if you are one of them or want to be – this article is for you. We have prepared for you this article about 5 tips for Keeping Multiple Roosters in order to oblige the big number of our readers that wanted to know more about rooster keeping.

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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

Why do chickens bully and peck each other?

Pecking and “bullying” are normal chicken behavior. “As backyard flock owners, we are tasked with becoming chicken whisperers,” says Patrick Biggs, Ph.D., a flock nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition. “Keeping a peaceful flock requires us to interpret behaviors to decipher what our chickens are telling us.” In the article below, you will understand why do … Read more

How to Handle Noisy Chickens

Noisy Chickens

If you are about to start raising chickens you may probably ask yourself what to do if the hens are noisy and smelly? Don’t worry, there is solution for everything. In this article on are chickens noisy and smelly, we will discuss the possible causes for the same. Then give tips on what to do … Read more