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They may not stand still, and won't know what "say cheese" means, but chickens can be very photogenic creatures. Here are a few reader favorites.
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Serama bantams are tiny, living works of art
The Serama Bantam is the smallest bantam chicken in the world. It’s a relatively new breed, developed in Malaysia. Jerry Schexnayder raises Seramas in Vacherie, Louisiana. They’re not...
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The Wilson's raise heritage chickens for quality, not quantity
James and Shannon Wilson got such a kick out of watching baby chicks snatch flies out of the air, they named their farm Die Fly Ranch.  The Wilsons are located on seven acres near Vacaville,...
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Cubalaya Rooster
Great breeds for FFA and 4-H projects, as well as serious show competitions
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These fun reader photos show that when it comes to chickens, big personality comes in small packages!
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Our readers love their chickens! Here are some of our favorite chicken photos submitted to a recent photo contest.
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When backyard hobbyists first start raising chickens, they are sometimes astounded by the number of different chicken breeds that are available. A quick perusal of your favorite hatchery's...
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Marco Polo wrote about seeing chickens "with hair like cats". He was referring to Silkies. If you want an unusual looking chicken, Silkies might be an option. Radio interview source:...
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Living the Country Life Radio Program with Betsy Freese
Egg-laying machines Listen to this radio show (MP3 download) or read below. Radio interview source: Bud Wood, owner, McMurray Hatchery One of my favorite chicken breeds is the Rhode Island Red...
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Jan Brett is one of the nation's top author-illustrators of children's books. She often looks no farther than the chickens in her back yard for inspiration. Radio interview source: Jan Brett...

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