Chickens are a joy that it is difficult to imagine abstaining from. In short, they rock. Ever heard of chicken math? Yeah… It’s real (I just need
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 chickens). However, believe me, as a chicken keeper who has learned the hard way, there are things I wished I would’ve known during my beginner’s poultry experience that could have saved me lots of difficulty. Chicken keeping doesn’t have to be hard or complicated—but it definitely can be. In this post, I have included some basic chicken-keeping tips and info to hopefully help make your beginning experience with chickens a good one. So, here’s to simplicity and happy, healthy chickens!
Heritage chicken breeds are APA (American Poultry Association) recognized breeds that where originally bred to be hardy meat and egg producers. However, most heritage breeds where bred before the modern methods of large scale meat production developed. For this reason, they are often smaller and slower to mature than industriel meat production breeds (such as the Cornish cross). Additionally, they may not lay as much as modern Egg-production Chicken Breeds (such as Leghorns). However… is more really better? In this article, I provide more information on heritage chickens and (including why they are so cool). I also include a list of a few heritage breeds!