Wyandottes -         They are a fantastic layer, child friendly and docile. Very similar to the Orpington in terms of personality but more 'bomb proof' There are many varieties and all of them make an extremely attractive bird.        Calm,Friendly and docile, easy to handle and child-friendly, ideal backyard bird, a real pleasure to own. Equally happy foraging outside or in confinement.

Wyandottes - There are many varieties and all of them make an extremely attractive bird. Calm, friendly and docile, easy to handle and child-friendly, ideal backyard bird, a real pleasure to own. Equally happy foraging outside or in confinement.

How to tell if your chicken is laying or not. Useful article with good pictures. If you are into this sort of thing.

How to tell if your chicken is laying or not. Useful article with good pictures. If you are into this sort of thing. Who knew right?

chicken dust bath

DIY recycled tire for chicken dust bath. Mix equals amounts of wood ash, builder’s sand soil, food grade diatomaceous earth. Also love the idea of using tires.

Chickens in the garden

Back yard Chickens I see one thing missing from this scene. It's the hens scratching favorite plants out of the ground as they dig a pit in the dirt to dust themselves. The downside of having free range hens!

Backyard chicken basics. They’re less work than pets and more fun than an Xbox. Plus, they provide delicious, nutritious eggs.From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.

Backyard Chicken Basics - Sustainable Farming

new chicks on the farm. Mom ordered baby chicks through the mail or the farm store. They were in a cardboard box with tiny peep holes. I got to sit next to them on the seat.

Mille Fleur hen - such a cool looking chicken!  [ I'm going to have chickens at my little cottage & definitely 1 just like this ]

Gifts from Martha's Farm

Mille Fleur hen - such a cool looking chicken! [ I'm going to have chickens at my little cottage definitely 1 just like this ]

Chicken Breeds Ideal for Backyard Pets and Eggs : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television/partridge silkie

Chicken Breeds Ideal for Backyard Pets and Eggs

Chicken Breeds Ideal for Backyard Pets and Eggs : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television/partridge silkie(Trisha this is good info for you and your future chicken coop)

http://theophanes.hubpages.com/hub/12-Utterly-Bizarre-Chicken-Breeds

Twelve Utterly Bizarre Chicken Breeds

People love to breed animals with extreme characteristics but what does this mean to the chicken world? How have we shaped their bodies, their feathers, and other characteristics? Come take a gander at the truly freaky chicken breeds of the world.

haha I will have one of these one day! http://homesteadbound.hubpages.com/hub/Silkie-Chicken-Colors

Silkie Chicken Colors in Pictures

Of all the ornamental chicken breeds, the Silkie Bantam is the most popular & incredibly sweet tempered. Silkie hens make wonderful mothers & are known to adopt baby ducks if given the chance! I want a couple of these in the near future.


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