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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 chickens. Included are 19 Search Categories, rare and heritage breeds, over 140 new photos, a Glossary of terms, a list of Resources, and tips on chicken care.  For a limited time, the app will be available at a spring sale download price of $1.99.

The app launches geared toward the novice by asking, “Why do you want chickens?” Navigation through a quick set of questions will bring the user to a results screen on the “Picked Chicks”. Each search result listing includes a thumbnail photo, the breed name, heritage, icons for egg size & color, and the weight at harvest time. Selecting any of the breed listings brings up a Summary, including the American Livestock Breed Conservancy’s Endangered status for the breed, and a detailed entry on that particular breed of chicken. The breed profile includes full screen photos with zoom abilities and access to an additional online chicken photo gallery.

The more experienced chickenist can drill down to the app’s extensive searching capabilities in the “Eggspert” screen. Now offering 19 different searching features, including for those harvesting chickens for the table, the “Eggspert” search function adds: Breed Name or Origin; Standard or Bantam; Temperament; Climate; Flavor Recognition; Weight Range; Comb Type; Housing Suitability; Heritage; Free Range; Forager; Sex Linked; Broody; and American Poultry Association (APA) recognition.

Pickin' Chicken Eggspert Search Screen

19 searchable fields, including Weight and Flavor

The app uniquely shows a wide array of breeds, their varieties, and photos of different age and gender chickens. For instance, the breed of Old English Game shows 11 different varieties, including Silver Duckwing, White, Lemon Blue, Spangled, and many others.

Mother Earth News is offering app users the chance to win their seasonal Coop Giveaway by registering to win through the app.

Feature Highlights:

  • Search for chickens using a friendly question and answer approach
  • Pinpoint eggspert search for the power chickenist
  • Alphabetical browsing of over 82 breeds and their varieties
  • Filtering on rare and heritage breeds
  • Track your favorite breeds
  • Detailed breed profiles
  • Over 300 chicken photos with multiple varieties for many breeds
  • Additional resources for chicken care and hatcheries to contact for your picked chicks
  • The ability to enter the Mother Earth News Chicken Coop Raffle from within the app

Pickin’ Chicken also offers an editable Favorites library, a Browser function, a Glossary of terms, educational Resources, Tips on chicken care, a link to upload the user’s own chicken photos, an integrated Twitter link, and an opportunity to subscribe to the company’s free newsletter.

“Spring is a great time to get started with chickens,” observes Michelle Hernandez, president of Funny Farm Industries. “We want to help by offering a spring sale price to help people get started with all the various breeds and varieties available”

Pricing and Availability: Pickin’ Chicken 1.1.5 is available for a limited time at $1.99 (USD) through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are available upon request.

Device Requirements:

* Apple iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

* iOS 3.0 or later

* 10.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:? Pickin’ Chicken 1.1.9 is available for a limited time at $1.99 (USD) through the App Store in the Reference category. Review copies are available upon request.

Funny Farm Industries

Pickin’ Chicken 1.1.5

Purchase and Download

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About Funny Farm Industries Deep in the heart of Austin, Texas, Funny Farm Industries is a privately funded company focusing on providing tools and resources for the urban farmer. Copyright 2009-2012. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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About Mother Earth News Mother Earth News ( is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Topics include organic gardening, do-it-yourself projects, cutting energy costs, using renewable energy, green home building and rural living.

About Ogden Publications Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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