Unless you plan to breed or show your birds, you'll probably be happier with a flock of mixed breeds. If you choose breeds carefully, It will be easier to tell the chickens apart as individuals, tell who's laying well, who's laying poorly, and who's laying abnormal eggs. You can also plan for steadier year round egg production, and for one or two broody prone hens to hatch eggs and raise chicks, while the rest of the flock lays well.

Unless you plan to breed or show your birds, you'll probably be happier with a flock of mixed breeds. If you choose breeds carefully, It will be easier to tell the chickens apart as individuals, tell who's laying well, who's laying poorly, and who's laying abnormal eggs. You can also plan for steadier year round egg production, and for one or two broody prone hens to hatch eggs and raise chicks, while the rest of the flock lays well.

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Make sure you're not raising the wrong hen. Here's 10 of the best egg laying chickens breeds that will give you up to 300 eggs per year.

Make sure you're not raising the wrong hen. Here's 10 of the best egg laying chickens breeds that will give you up to 300 eggs per year.

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It's getting chilly outside. But that doesn't have to mean frozen combs and wattles, painful toes, and unhappy hens. Keeping chickens happy through the winter just takes a little bit of extra attention.

It's getting chilly outside. But that doesn't have to mean frozen combs and wattles, painful toes, and unhappy hens. Keeping chickens happy through the winter just takes a little bit of extra attention.

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Growing Your Own Forage Blend is Easy You don’t have to be a Master Gardener to grow your own Chicken Forage Blend. All it takes is a ...

Growing Your Own Forage Blend is Easy You don’t have to be a Master Gardener to grow your own Chicken Forage Blend. All it takes is a ...

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What Will My Eggs Look Like? Poultry is so varied in color, temperament, adornments, and egg size and color. Here’s a photo of some poultry...

What Will My Eggs Look Like? Poultry is so varied in color, temperament, adornments, and egg size and color. Here’s a photo of some poultry...

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