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Funny Farm Industries Participates in the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair

Michelle Hernandez heads up Funny Farm Industries and is the event organizer for Austin’s annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour and The Austin and Central Texas Backyard Poultry Meetup. Hernandez will join the action at the 13th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair (The Roundup). Fair goers can learn […]

The 13th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup in Fredericksburg, Texas

Come out to Fredericksburg to learn about all things renewable and green in the 13th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair (“the Roundup”). Urban Poultry Association of Texas, Inc., parent organization for The Funky Chicken Coop Tour® and The Austin and Central Texas Backyard Poultry Meetup will have an exhibitor […]

Pickin’ Chicken Expanded Guide to Over 163 Breeds/Varieties of Chickens

Pickin’ Chicken Expanded Guide to Over 163 Breed/Varieties of Chickens

Austin, TX March, 2012 in Reference

Austin-based Funny Farm Industries and Mother Earth News, the longest-running publication dedicated to sustainable lifestyles, today introduce an expanded version of Pickin’ Chicken for iOS, their complete, illustrated guide to over 82 different breeds and 163 varieties of […]

Pickin’ Chicken expands to more breeds, photos, and search features

Austin-based Funny Farm Industries and Mother Earth News have announced exciting updates to the Pickin’ Chicken by Mother Earth News app for iOS. The illustrated chicken guide now has 82 breeds and more than 100 varieties, new photos, and expanded advanced search options.

Perfect for the first-time chicken owner getting […]

Pickin’ Chicken: When Size Matters

Did you know that chickens come in many breeds and also different sizes? There are Standard or Full-Sized chickens. These are what we think of when we see the traditional picture of a farm with chickens running around. There are also Bantam chickens that are around one-fifth to one-quarter the size of a full -sized […]

Pickin’ Chicken Featured in Edible Austin’s Cooks! Edition

Pickin’ Chicken is among the sustainable apps featured in Edible Austin’s Cooks! Edition. Thanks to Edible Austin and Kristi Willis for the notice and for turning us on to other cool sustainable apps!

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Selecting Your Perfect Chicken


One of the most common questions I hear is, “What is the best chicken?” Replace the word “chicken” with the word “dog”, and you’ll see that the answer is really based on personal needs and preference.

The first and most important question to consider is:

Why do […]

What is Broody?

People new to raising chickens hear “broody” and think:

We are not talking about that type of “broody”. Broody for chickens indicates the hen’s interest in setting on a clutch of eggs and hatching chicks. Basically, the hen or pullet wants to be a mommy. If you are looking to raise more […]