Flockers from the 9th Century

Cold Hardy – Low Maintenance Chickens

Icelandic chickens are a great idea; if, you want a low maintenance flock.  They are the hardiest of animals for cold weather.  No need for fences; as these birds fly well and have a very strong sense of survival.  Build a chicken coop the chickens like.  Are great foragers; Icelandic chicks scavenge and hunt for grub.  You want to provide feed.  This keeps Icies near their roost.  No need for expensive egg incubators.   Viking Hens, are broody and the flock will not -likely need assistance; once you’ve established the population.  Viking hens lay colorful eggs.  You can make omelets or hatch little-speckled chicks.

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