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Twelve Utterly Bizarre Chicken Breeds

Butchering Chickens - If you raise your own meat chickens then chances are you already know how to butcher them for your family. For those who have never done it, but are considering raising meat chickens, then this is a process you will need to learn

Appenzeller Spitzhauben chicken - This is the national breed of Switzerland, having existed there for centuries. The feathers of the crest are forward facing, and some feathers have black tips.

Check out this article from GRIT Magazine about heritage breeds! ----Heritage Breeds Can Be the Best Egg Laying Chickens. Rare domesticated animals need engaged stewards to survive. Raise heritage chickens and you’ll find some of the best egg laying chickens around.

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.

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Raising Turkeys on the Backyard Farm

Raising Turkeys on the Backyard Farm - breeds, ordering or buying chicks, feeding and raising homegrown turkeys.

Russian Orloff: stunning rare breed of chicken that is now at risk of becoming extinct. Listested as "critically endangered" by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

Polish chicken, photo by lifeinmyzoo, via Flickr -- I swear I get more re-pins on this chicken than any other picture I have posted, anywhere! The people have spoken and they want their pretty Polish chickens!! :) #pinningestchicken