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.

Black Star

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.

Top 10 Reader-Favorite Books

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