The Ultimate Guide to Homestead & Backyard Chicken Keeping

The Ultimate Guide to Homestead & Backyard Chicken Keeping. Everything you need to know about keeping small flock chickens on your homestead or in your backyard.

Chicken Eggs

Most of us are getting chickens for their delicious and nutritious eggs first and foremost.

Chicken Breeds

There are many hundreds (thousands?) of chicken breeds. Some are primarily for eggs, others for meat, and some are dual-purpose (usually heritage) breeds.

The Ultimate Guide to Homestead & Backyard Chicken Keeping.

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Dual Purpose Chicken Breeds

A growing list of some of the most intriguing dual-purpose heritage breeds.

Egg Laying Breeds

These are some of the best egg laying chicken breeds you can choose for your flock.

Interesting Breeds

Sometimes you want to add some beauty and color to your flock on top of practical considerations — nothing wrong with that.  Chickens also lay eggs in numerous colors and shades too.

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