Rare Chicken Breed Highlight- The Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken

Rare Chicken Breed Highlight- The Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken

We would like to introduce you to a new chicken breed now offered at californiahatchery.com, the The Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken. Backyard chicken enthusiasts that treasure rare chicken breeds will appreciate this breed for its unique plumage and magnificent foraging and free ranging capabilities. The Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken is truly a splendor for any backyard flock. Originating from Egypt, this breed can be traced throughout history as a favorite within the Mediterranean, having an exceptional tolerance for hot weather and the Mediterranean climate. The Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken lays an abundance of small white eggs and is an excellent selection to highlight your flock. 
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Best Summertime Chicken Breeds

Best Summertime Chicken Breeds

Summer is officially here! And on that note, we would like to provide our recommendations for chicken breeds that stay cooler in summertime temperatures, and maintain quality and consistent egg laying capabilities when the weather is hot. Also, we'd like to share some tips on keeping your chickens healthy in the summertime.

In general, chicken breeds that are smaller can stay cooler in summertime weather better than larger breeds. Chickens that have fewer or lighter weight feathers can handle the hot temperatures better because they can cool down faster than larger breeds with more feathers. Also, chicken breeds that originate from Countries with hot climates will generally maintain quality egg laying capabilities in the summertime.

Best Chicken Breeds for Summer

1) White Leghorn Chicken- The white leghorn stays cooler in the summer better than most other breeds due to its white color and small size. The white leghorn is a smaller chicken breed, weighing approximately 5 pounds (lbs), which makes it easier for this breed to stay cooler in the summertime. Additionally, the white leghorn chicken breed originates from Italy, making this breed accustomed the very hot Mediterranean summer temperatures. The white leghorn is also one of the best egg laying chicken breeds, laying large white eggs.

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Chickens for Eggs- Best Egg Laying Chickens

Chickens for Eggs- Best Egg Laying Chickens

The best egg laying chicken breeds will generally lay five (5) or more eggs per week, have a high tolerance for laying conditions, and provide high quality eggs. We would like to provide our customers with a list of our most popular egg laying chickens that produce high quality eggs. 

1) Delaware chicken- This breed will usually lay four (4) large brown eggs per week depending on conditions. The breed originates from the United States and will provide a calm and friendly demeanor as one of your backyard chickens.

2) Rhode Island Red Chicken- The Rhode Island Red chicken breed typically lays five (5)extra-large brown eggs per week. This is by far one of our most popular egg laying breeds. This breed is calm and easily handled as part of your backyard chicken flock.

3) White Leghorn chicken- This breed will lay about four (4) large white eggs per week of excellent quality. They are an active and energetic breed that will add some personality to your backyard flock! We highly recommend the white leghorn chicken as one of your primary white egg laying chicken breeds.
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