If the American poultry keepers of today were to see the Cochin of the mid-1800s, they would hardly recognize the breed! The old Cochin was a tall, rangy bird with relatively sparse feathering on its gangling shanks. However, it had a beautiful ginger color that, combined with its impressive size and considerable laying ability, attractedContinue reading “Cochin”
The dignity and size of the feather-footed Brahma have made it a new favorite in America.
The Black Star goes by a number of names, including Black Sex Link and Black Beauty, depending on the hatchery. It is not a pure breed, but rather a crossbred chicken produced by mating a Barred Plymouth Rock hen to a Rhode Island Red (or occasionally New Hampshire Red) rooster. The name “Sex Link” refersContinue reading “Black Star”
The primary purpose of the Australorp is to provide eggs and broilers for home use. However, its sweet disposition can also make it a fine pet or exhibition bird.
The history of the Araucana is very hazy. It is certain that the breed comes from the Araucanía region of Chile, where it was bred by the native peoples.
Pointers and resources for choosing animal breeds that will thrive on your farm.
Planning a healthy diet for your animals is critical as far as your finances and their health are concerned, so take your time.
There really is no one right way to fence and shelter your animals. It’s a subject that will largely depend on your individual circumstances.
Before you invest any money in farm animals, it is crucial that you take stock of your water situation first.
Ready for 25 more skills to build on the ones you mastered previously? This set is more advanced than the first, so take your time.