Monthly Archives: August 2019

Which Chicken Breed Looks Like a Hawk?

Which Chicken Breed Looks Like a Hawk?

With their large, hawk-like eyes, flattish head profile, downward turning beaks and striking feather patterns, Easter Egger chickens are often described as looking like hawks. Easter Eggers are related to Ameraucanas, which also have a somewhat hawk-like appearance.   Easter Eggers are not considered to be a true breed, because they lack uniform conformation and… Continue Reading

Myrtle the Para Chicken and the Battle of Arnhem

Myrtle the Para Chicken and the Battle of Arnhem

This September marks the 75th anniversary of World War Two’s Operation Market Garden, during which a hen named Myrtle parachuted into the Battle of Arnhem with Britain’s 1st Airborne Division.   Summer of 1944 was hot in Leicestershire, England, as paratroopers of Britain’s Tenth Battalion, Parachute Regiment waited for deployment. Irritable after a series of… Continue Reading

Why Raise Cornish Cross Chickens

Why Raise Cornish Cross Chickens

Raising Cornish cross chickens can put meat on your table faster than any other livestock. In just a few weeks you can fill your freezer with broilers that are tastier and better for you than anything you could buy at the supermarket.   The Cornish Cross chicken — also known as Jumbo Cornish Cross, Broiler,… Continue Reading