Articles from Mr MKK FARMS

Predators are one of the greatest fears a chicken farmer has. They can be cunning, fast, and very sneaky. The list of predators ranges from the smallest mink to the biggest bear. You will have different types of predators depending on where you live. Minks and raccoons are some of the hardest predators to fight off because they can run away or climb a tree before you have time to react. But don't get this wrong, it is quite possible to keep your chickens safe if you know what you are up...
Chickens have been around for centurys. All the different breeds of chicken we see today primarily come from the Red Jungle fowl (Chickens are a subspecies of Jungle fowl). Red Jungle fowl are still alive and can be seen today. Red Jungle fowl hen Red Jungle fowl cock Some say the first domesticated chickens come from Peru and they were used for eggs and meat. But many believe they were first bred in India for cockfighting. In 3000...
Unfortunately I wasn't able to name them all because I have so many Barred rocks and they all look alike but I will try my best to give you as many names as possible! This is Checkers, the great dust bather!! She is a very goofy hen with a lot of great and whacky personality! This is Baba! The serious down to earth hen that also likes to dust bath. <3 Baba again with a serious look. Another serious look from Baba! (Lighten up) Baba in dust bath mode! Know name birds eating treats....
Roosters can be odd. Some are very docile and can be as loving as a hen, others can attack you. This is all normal rooster behaviour. To keep a rooster or not to keep a rooster, that is the question. Well, what breed do you want? Where do you live? What do you want a rooster for? How will you house him? These are all questions you must ask yourself. If you want to keep a Barred Plymouth Rock rooster I would advise you to look into it some more. I once had a Barred Rock rooster and he was so...
MKK Farms is a "farm". Poultry The reward for hatching... Chicks! Candling the eggs. Actually hatching! One of our pretty Barred Plymouth Rock girls. Marius the Salmon Faverolle rooster at the water fountain. Eponine the Salmon Faverolle hen taking a drink. Credits Article edited by Piper Brennan (TheCrazyClucker) and me.
Chickens About chickens Chickens are in old species of animal that have been around for centuries. They are commonly used for eggs, meat, pets, and exhibition/ornamental (showing). There are different classes of chickens such as Exhibition/Ornamental (such as a Silkie), dual purpose birds used for meat and eggs (such as a Barred Plymouth Rock), meat (such as a Cornish game), and eggs (such as the Leghorn). Chickens have been bred over the years to have different sizes, combs, and...
I currently have 26 Barred rocks. 1 rooster and 24 hens. They are really sweet, so I decided to let all of BYC see them! So here they are! My rooster up in a tree!! Thumbs up for that!! Looking for the worms, so frustrating! :) Scratching the beak and comb! One of the hens stalking me, scary I know! 0_o One of the chicks being hunted by our dog. (No chicks were hurt, so don't worry) Eating a late night snack. Killing my ears with all that crowing. The chicks before the hatch is...
Meet Boss, he is a 19 week old Barred Plymouth Rock Cockerel, that I got from Rochester Hatchery. I named him Boss because he is the Boss of my Barred Rock flock. Boss's Hobbies are: Crowing, Pecking, mating with the hens, and Managing the flock of Barred Rocks. Boss is a heavy bodied, Beautiful bird with a lot of spunk. Though he is only 19 weeks old, Boss is a good leader with a mighty crow. Boss keeps all my hens and roosters in line. Boss is my protector and the dominant male of the...
Meet my trio of faverolles, Marius, Eponine, and Cosette! Marius crowing Hiding in the coop More crowing Looking for bugs. Even more crowing. A body shot. Ruffling up the feathers Cosette looking up. The trio. More crowing yet. Cosette drinking. Eponine drinking. Cossete looking pretty! Marius guarding the flock. Airing out his wings. Looking around... A happy couple. Time for a nap. So tired... Drinking Marius needs lots of water. More drinking! Thanks,
This flock is made of Australorp's and Welsummer. They came as chicks last year and are now filling out as beautiful birds laying eggs that are as yummy as cake... Almost. I am proud of them. These birds are AWESOME!! First things first, Wimpy the rooster! Despite the funny name he is a great rooster. With some Wellies. Standing Proudly. An Australorp hen in the snow. They weren't scared of the fluffy white stuff. In there youth. A Welsummer chill'n. More to come, this...
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