Category Archives: Pet Chickens

How to safely catch and handle your chickens

How to safely catch and handle your chickens

One of the most pleasurable experiences that you can ever have in chicken raising is when you are able to carry them and pet them. However, doing this is not at all that easy.

Brahma Chicken Breed

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Brahma Chicken Breed

The Brahma chicken breed originates in Asia’s Brahmaputra River Valley as a cross between Shanghais and Malays. The Brahma is believed to have landed in New York in 1850 on a ship. Some believe that the Brahma chicken breed was created in the United States.

Barred Rock Chicken Breed AKA Plymouth Rock

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Plymouth and Barred Rock Chicken Breed

Plymouth rocks come in a few varieties. The most common is the Barred Rock. Boston is home to the first appearance of the Plymouth Rock Breed in 1849. The Plymouth Rock is a cross of the Cochin, Dorking, Malay, and red jungle fowl, creating a chicken breed with many variations of plumage and leg color. It is believed that the original Barred Rocks disappeared and that modern day Barred Rocks are a re-creation of the original chicken breed.

Orpington Chicken Breed

Orpington Chicken Breed Picture

Orpington Chicken Breed

The Orpington Chicken Breed originated in England when William Cook was the first to breed an American chicken breed, a Mediterranean chicken breed, and an Asian chicken breed. Cook, a resident of Orpington, England, wanted a laying hen, a meat chicken, and for chicken breed for exhibition.