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Does any one know any thing about the Swedish Flower Hen ? I came across an article in a chicken magazine I am interested in them. But are they cold hardy can they be used as a meat bird if there is to many rooster. I have EE right now but I want a different kind of bird. Also are there any breeders ? Thanks

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Here isa pretty good websites page on them- http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Swede/BRKSwedeSpot.html

Just scroll down and it also has images of the birds and links to farms that raise them (I think XD)

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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thanks Cascadiariver I think they are beautiful birds but is there a market for them if I breed them?

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They're not a known breed in my area, so I can't really say. It all kinda depends on where you are ^^

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Ha were I live there is no market for anything. I live in an area that doesn't care about selective breeding. most people get chickens from the tractor store. I don't even think 4H does poultry mainly cows and goats. All my business will have to be done online. well I guess it still would be fun to work with them for my enjoyment. I have a lot of Mennonites around me there animals have to have a purpose. Thanks.

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Wow, not even your guy's 4H? We have like 5 poultry 4h's neaby! I wish you best of luck!

A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Does any one know any thing about the Swedish Flower Hen ? I came across an article in a chicken magazine I am interested in them. But are they cold hardy can they be used as a meat bird if there is to many rooster. I have EE right now but I want a different kind of bird. Also are there any breeders ? Thanks


I have SFH's and love them! They are cold hardy and are dual purpose birds. Mine are too sweet to eat though!

 

I bet you saw the article in the Chickens magazine TSC sells. It was a good article. try @OHfarmerswife here on BYC. She has been breeding SFH's for over 3 years and has a large flock. I know she ships.

SFH, Isabelle leghorns and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)

-Silver Ameraucana, Queen Silvia and East Frisian Gull. Eggs fall 2016.

 

Please visit our farm page at-  https://www.facebook.com/Poseyhillpoultry

 

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SFH, Isabelle leghorns and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)

-Silver Ameraucana, Queen Silvia and East Frisian Gull. Eggs fall 2016.

 

Please visit our farm page at-  https://www.facebook.com/Poseyhillpoultry

 

NPIP-TN

VA Poultry Approval #213

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cree57i yes i saw the article in the chicken magazine i will check @OHfarmerswife out. i noticed you are in Tn i am in Ky did you get the snow today now it is sleeting. i am going to have to wait on till all this weather is gone before i get any more chickens.I have duck eggs in the incubator right now and i am worried about the power going out. Thanks

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cree57i yes i saw the article in the chicken magazine i will check @OHfarmerswife out. i noticed you are in Tn i am in Ky did you get the snow today now it is sleeting. i am going to have to wait on till all this weather is gone before i get any more chickens.I have duck eggs in the incubator right now and i am worried about the power going out. Thanks


We got a little, but it is supposed to warm up and rain now. I am sure we can help you out with SFH's when you're ready. Mine may even be laying by then!

SFH, Isabelle leghorns and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)

-Silver Ameraucana, Queen Silvia and East Frisian Gull. Eggs fall 2016.

 

Please visit our farm page at-  https://www.facebook.com/Poseyhillpoultry

 

NPIP-TN

VA Poultry Approval #213

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SFH, Isabelle leghorns and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)

-Silver Ameraucana, Queen Silvia and East Frisian Gull. Eggs fall 2016.

 

Please visit our farm page at-  https://www.facebook.com/Poseyhillpoultry

 

NPIP-TN

VA Poultry Approval #213

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