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Keeping Chickens, by Homestead Revival. Good introductory post, discussing helpful books, overall cost, a bit about methods.

Once again, the subject of "trying to do it all" has come up in our local homesteading group, as well as during a conversation with a couple.

buff cochin rooster

The Cochin chicken breed originated in China and became popular in England and the U. in the Developed as a dual-purpose chicken, the Cochin provides both meat and eggs.

My suggestion for a chicken breed (what I would get if I had time to care for one more living creature on top of my spouse, daughter, three cats, two fish, a garden and a myriad of houseplants). Orpington rooster -  friendly - not flighty and good in cold weather.

I saw this photo of an Orpington Crele Legbar on a well-known auction site recently and just fell in love with it! The details stated that the seller was making 6 eggs from this award winning bird available for auction as a limited offer and may.

fancy fowls

White Crested Blue Polish from A Chicken A Day

Wattles and Combs explained #chickens

This article explains wattles and combs and has very interesting and helpful information.

Chicken Farm.  Subsistence Agriculture and Extensive Farming.

The words of advice we were given by experienced chicken owners:’Bring the new birds into the coop at night, when they are roosting, when they awaken it will be like they were always there.’ We did this with our hens and it worked great.