Farmstead Chicken Breeds

Learn all you need to know about meat and laying chicken breeds for the farmstead, including Marans, Old English Game fowl, Buff Orpingtons and Wyandottes.


| 2013 Guide to Backyard Chickens


Are you interested in learning about what chicken breeds might do well on your property? With more and more folks getting interested in local, sustainably-raised, delicious food, raising chickens is becoming a popular pastime for many. Two renowned chicken raising experts, Harvey Ussery and Robert Plamondon, discuss the pros and cons of different chicken breeds, like Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, Old English Game Fowl, Marans, Dominiques, and Buff Orpingtons, some of which are heritage breeds, raised by small farmers for centuries.

Robert also has some advice for making your backyard poultry pay (for their own food, at least).

Read the full article: Choosing the Best Chicken Breeds for Your Flock 







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