Barnevelder Chicken

Barnevelder Chicken

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Breed:Barnevelder
  • Origin: Holland
  • Egg Color: Dark Reddish-Brown
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Production: Good 3/week
  • Bird Size: Roosters 7 lbs, Hens 6 lbs
  • Personality: Friendly, Calm and Docile

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Gender
Males (Drakes) [+$2.50]
Females (Hens) [+$2.50]
Either (Male or Female)
Vaccine
Marek's Vaccination [+$2.00]
Today, barnevelder chickens are bred both as a utility breed and a show breed. They are medium heavy dual-purpose chickens laying a good number of eggs but also yielding a reasonable size. They are hardy birds and good foragers. While they became famous for their dark brown eggs in the first half of the 20th century most birds now appear to be in the hands of show breeders and not much attention has been given to maintaining the dark brown egg color or to productivity with the focus being on external characteristics instead. Many flocks now lay eggs of a much lighter brown than before and are sometimes not quite as productive as befits their reputation. They are good winter layers and have a quiet disposition. As always, we welcome you to browse our hens for sale to find the backyard chickens you're looking for!


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