I hope all is well tonight. I have decided to make an article based upon my success with the well-known breed, Faverolle. I started raising a mixed flock (by mixed I mean different breeds) earlier in the year of 2016. Not my first flock... But my first flock involving a bearded breed, such as Faverolle.
I didn't know what to expect, I've learned through life when raising chickens that even though a breed may be rated something in particular, an individual bird of a certain breed has their own characteristics. And characteristics in any creature are not suitable for changing and can not be predicted. Temperament is one of the trickiest studies of chicken math, and for sure, can be aimed in the right direction... But are always unpredictable.
Anyways, to get back onto this particular topic of the breed itself... I was unsure what to expect when getting Faverolles. Would they be docile? Would they be mean? Would they be hardy in the cold and/or hot? Would they be easy to care for? All these thoughts going through my weird mind.
Finally... Pickup day. Heading to the postal office... I was still thinking! Driving them home while I'm holding them tight in the passenger seat, all I could hear where the little tweets. And looking through the ventilation holes on this peculiar and quite small cardboard box... There they stood. The three french hens of my own. Little fluffy orange shanks! Little miniature Santa-like beards!
The second I arrived at home and safely opened the box... I knew I'd like them. They were the most energetic chicks I have ever seen!! Running around the brooder with no worries to the world... They were precious. As the temps had dropped overnight... They huddled together under a little red light, along with the other breeds. No matter how much they toppled over each other as chicks and played around, they were like triplet sisters in poultry world!
As time went on - they went through those "teenage stages" of their life, with the wrinkled little feathers coming in and the little beard growing out. I still remembered the one, Trixie, taking awhile to grow here tail. She looked like a bunny with feathers... Lol.
Finally; they grew pretty fast! I'm standing there, watching 'em run around like monkeys in the large coop, all to themselves. They started laying pretty quickly. They lay these light brown, cream colored, eggs of which aren't too small like bantam eggs but not too big like New Hampshire's
So now I have these tree remarkable hens of whom are very docile, talkative, good layers, hardy all around, happy, healthy... I'd suggest them! One of my favorite breeds!
Agnes will walk up to me and start a rant about an egg she laid or wants millet, sitting next to me and looking up at me. Trixie, roaming by the water bowl and Charlotte broody with a Speckled Sussex in the same box.
Crazy birds indeed! Parrot-like, indeed! Beautiful, indeed. I would most definitely suggest them for a small family flock, or a large flock of which is for eggs. Good luck, God bless! Thank you for reading and please leave a comment below about your experience with the breed and opinion. Do you like this article? Tell the truth! Enjoy. Merry Christmas as well... Enjoy your mini Santa's.
-Kaitlyn (Angry Hen).
The Salmon Faverolle - Personal Point Of View.
I didn't know what to expect, I've learned through life when raising chickens that even though a breed may be rated something in particular, an...