Category Archives: History

The American Poultry Industry: Red, White, and Bird

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This Fourth of July, celebrate America AND chicken. Take a second to learn about where the American poultry industry is and where it has come from!

The Cochin’s Impact on Breeding and Poultry Farming

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Learn more about how the Cochin chicken’s arrival to Britain and the United States set the poultry farming on fire and sparked a worldwide poultry frenzy.

Silver Spangled Banner: An Intro to Hamburg Chickens

Hamburg Chickens one of the oldest breeds of domesticated poultry. Learn everything about their history, their purpose, or their beauty!

An American Classic: The Rhode Island Red

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The Rhode Island Red Chicken came about in the same Frankenstein-ish type of way that has given birth to so many other popular heritage chicken breeds.

Barred Plymouth Rock Will Rock Your Flock

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Since it was first accepted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1874, the Barred Plymouth Rock has been one of America’s favorite backyard breeds.

What’s the Buzz about Black Australorps?

Black Australorps are the Subaru Outback of chicken breeds – not too big, not too small, versatile, efficient, and everyone wants one.

Just What is a Chicken? And Why This Really Matters

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Understanding “Chicken History” can actually really come in handy when it comes to truly understanding what makes these little guys tick.

Don’t Let Our Chickens go Extinct – Save a Heritage Breed

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Heritage breeds are incredibly important for the genetic diversity and population of all chicken breeds as a whole. Raise your own heritage flock!