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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)

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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 ^^

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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!

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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.

Swedish Flower Hens, Silver Ameraucana, Gold and Lemon East Frisian Gull and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)

-Also limited Black Ameraucana available.

-Several ongoing projects too! including super green egg-layers.

 

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

 

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Swedish Flower Hens, Silver Ameraucana, Gold and Lemon East Frisian Gull and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)

-Also limited Black Ameraucana available.

-Several ongoing projects too! including super green egg-layers.

 

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

 

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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!

Swedish Flower Hens, Silver Ameraucana, Gold and Lemon East Frisian Gull and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)

-Also limited Black Ameraucana available.

-Several ongoing projects too! including super green egg-layers.

 

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

 

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VA Poultry Approval 

Montana Poultry Permit 

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Swedish Flower Hens, Silver Ameraucana, Gold and Lemon East Frisian Gull and lovely Silverudd Blue (formerly called Blue Isbar)

-Also limited Black Ameraucana available.

-Several ongoing projects too! including super green egg-layers.

 

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

 

NPIP-TN #63-667

VA Poultry Approval 

Montana Poultry Permit 

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