The Cochin may require dedicated care, but it can earn its keep as a broody hen without equal.
The dignity and size of the feather-footed Brahma have made it a new favorite in America.
This crossbred chicken may quickly become your favorite dual-purpose homestead workhorse.
Sweet, hardy, versatile—your backyard flock might just need a few of these hard-working hens.
This chicken breed is popular for its blue-shelled eggs, but its unique appearance comes at a cost.
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Pointers and resources for choosing animal breeds that will thrive on your farm.
Tips for finding the right balance of pasture, harvested forages, feed, and supplements for your animals.
Tips on choosing the best fencing, housing, and other facilities for your new animals.
How to take stock of your water supply, quality, demand, and delivery options.