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Baawk! I'm going extinct! A large number of important historical breeds of chickens are in danger of being lost. Sand Hill Preservation Center is helping preserve more than just seeds, but also breeds chickens. Let's raise some of these in our backyards.

Dominique chickens are a threatened American breed on the Ark of Taste`s heritage list. If you raise them you get great feathers, eggs, meat, and you help preserve a dieing breed.

Murano Chicken Farmfrom Murano Chicken Farm

How much does it cost to raise chickens?

Murano Chicken Farm: How much does it cost to raise chickens?

Attainable Sustainablefrom Attainable Sustainable

Save Money on Chicken Feed - Build these Grazing Boxes for Your Flock!

DIY grazing boxes make for happy hens. They're a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too!

This is the website of the author of my favorite poultry book. It contains a ton of great homesteading information... It's really like an online homesteading book. In this section is his info on growing food, but there's lots more to see on other subjects too. A lot of the wisdom that he put in his book can be found in the poultry section. ~WR

My Pet Chickenfrom My Pet Chicken

Delaware

The Delaware is a relatively new breed of chicken, having only been developed in 1940. They're a cross between New Hampshire Reds and Barred Plymouth Rocks with the goal of maintaining the prolific egg production of these two breeds but increased meat value. They're a lovely, calm white breed with black feathers around the neck and the tip of the tail, and with some black striations also working their way into the back. They perform well in the cold.

The Chicken Coop Checklist by esperanza I friggen love this ... makes planning a lot simpler.