Icelandic Chickens

Hey there, fellow chicken enthusiasts! Have you heard of Islenska hænan, Haughænsni, landnámshænan, or in simple words, the Icelandics?They are a threatened breed, according to The Livestock Concervency.  Mixing other breeds with Icelandics is highly discouraged. 

These Icelandic chickens are the result of centuries of selection by small Icelandic farmers who wanted chickens that could forage, be broody, and lay eggs like nobody's business. The hens weigh around 3 to 3.5 lbs, while the dudes, or cocks, weigh between 4.5 and 5.25 lbs. They've got clean legs, can rock any comb style, and come in all sorts of feather colors. Their ear lobes are white, and some even have feather crests.

Now, here's a fun fact: true Icelandics don't have feathered legs, muffed/bearded faces, or tuffed ears. And their ear lobes will never be red. These chickens are extremely genetically diverse and unique, just like you and me!

These chickens are not just pretty faces, they're also great egg-layers, known for their ability to lay eggs throughout the winter. Their eggs are small and come in white to pale tan colors. Plus, broodiness is a trait that Icelandics are famous for, which makes them excellent mamas.

If you're looking for a chicken breed that's a feast for the eyes and has a wide range of comb styles, feather colors, and is super alert and active, then Icelandics are perfect for you! Our flock is top-notch when it comes to foraging, but they're also cool with being cooped up.

Icelandic Baby Chick

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Charles Hatten

Charles Hatten

December 29, 2021


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