Asil vs Shamo Chicken: What’s the Difference

Asil (or Aseel) and Shamo are two very similar chicken breeds that are hard to identify which is which. Both birds are developed for cockfighting and are still in high demand in the Philippines among Sabungeros. Both Asil and Shamo have several sub-breeds making it more difficult to identify what the breed is, and if …

Ayam Cemani vs Ulikba: What’s the Difference

Decades ago before the term “heritage chicken” became well-known in the Philippines, there are already a lot of “ulikba” chickens scattered around the country. Every time we see a chicken with black skin, we Filipinos call it “ulikba” and it became the standard all over the country. What is Ulikba Chicken Ulikba is just a …

What is DeKalb Chicken

DeKalb Poultry Research, Inc. is an American genetics and hatchery company that was founded in 1944. After 51 years of successful layer breeding, the poultry business was sold to Central Farms of America in 1995. On June 30, 2000, Dekalb Poultry Research became part of Institut de Sélection Animale – ISA is today known as …

10 Ways to Deworm Your Chicken

There are many reasons why chickens are infected with different types of worms but for backyard and free-range, they are typically limited to five common types. These include large roundworms, a thread of capillary worms, cecal worms, tapeworms, and gape-worms. How Chicken Get Worms Internal poultry parasites, or worms, are very common and, at some …

Hens Eating Eggs: Here’s What to Do

If you are raising more than 5 hens, chances are, one of these hens may eat her eggs. This is not rare and you are not alone to have this problem. There are literally more than a dozen reasons why hens eat their eggs but most of these reasons are unclear. Here are the 3 …

What is Vantress Chicken

This might be your first time hearing a “vantress chicken” but before the ‘80s, this term was very popular and even in the United States today. Vantress is almost equivalent to 45-day broiler chicken hence the Vantress breeding line was one of the first to successfully develop the 45-day broiler chickens. History In 1974, the …

Why Heritage Chicken and Imported Breeds are so Expensive

Every day we are receiving a number of private messages asking if we have available chicken and even eggs for sale. Like most breeders, our supply is extremely limited and we always tell them that we don’t have any available birds to release (depending on the timing). Some people even asking us, “pabili po ng …

US vs UK Lines Rhode Island Red: What’s the Difference

You may have heard about the RIR UK line or RIR US line online but have no idea what is the difference between the two. Or perhaps someone is selling a Rhode Island Red chicken with a US or UK line connected to it. In this article, we are going to explain the buzz around …