Holland

Average User Rating:
4.16667/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Average
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size:
    Medium
    Egg Color:
    White
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    They are most widely known as barred, but they do also come in white.
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    They were developed in the US as another white skinned white egg layer.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb: Single
    Broodiness: Average
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size: Medium
    Egg Color: White

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Docile

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    They are most widely known as barred, but they do also come in white.
    Breed Details:
    Barred Hollands can be sexed by their color from day one & in my book that is a good thing. Notice the male is lighter in the adolecent picture. I find these birds to be calm & gentle, a pleasure to have in my flock. In general they are quiet, but when you go near them they talk to you.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. hippiestink
    5/5,
    "Kind and Mild Bird"
    Pros - Kind to most birds, mild temperament, good layer
    Cons - Can be food-agressive
    I got one with my original four birds (a d'uccle mix, a d'Anvers roo, a Barred Rock and the Holland) and through many flock additions and flock shakeups she's been a pretty and kind bird. She lays a cream-colored, almost white egg regularly and has only stopped because of molt and snow. My only complaint is that she is a food hog during feeding time and can peck at flock mates if she thinks they are too close to her share of the food. Otherwise she's a lovely bird to own and earns her keep.
    Overall:
    5
  2. ChickenWisperer
    5/5,
    "Simply amazing birds!"
    Pros - Great layers of XXL eggs, VERY calm, extremely friendly, non bird-aggressive, good foragers, HARDY!
    Cons - None. What so ever.
    The Holland is one of those dreamy, perfect breeds for every owner of a mixed flock or the person who desires good producing birds that are friendly and low-stress.

    This is a breed that EVERYONE should own.

    Not only are they beautiful, unflinchingly calm, quiet and sedate, they're great layers of XXL white eggs. Extremely hardy, they've done superbly well for me in a so. KY climate - winters below 0 with windchill, snow, and ice, and summers well over 100 degrees with humidity so bad you can't hardly breathe. They're great in coops or as freeranging foragers. Best of all? They fit in GREAT in just about any flock, and are just as personable with people as they are other chickens. I adore this breed!

    And it's not like they're hard to look at either.
    Overall:
    5
  3. LeJeune1
    3/5,
    "Barred Holland"
    Pros - Calm, not easily frightened, not aggressive. Dependable layers of med sized white (some lay creme colored) eggs
    Cons - My Roo is aggressive toward the other Roos.
    Have Teenagers now no eggs yet. Hope to Repost Later

    Repost 4-7-13
    They are beautifully barred birds, not flighty, not afraid, but not super friendly. . . . My Roo is aggressive to other roos, but not to humans. He's also a little rough on the hens. Their numbers are declining, I plan to continue with them.
    Overall:
    3.5
    Purchase Price:
    8.00
    Purchase Date:
    2012-04-10

User Comments

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  1. ChickenWisperer
    I ordered mine from Ideal Poultry. I've never had much of any problem with ideal; as usual, their production breeds tend to be over-aggressive, and they falsely advertise their "Americanas". But other than that, I have no complaints. I've only ever lost one chick after shipping from the multiple orders I've placed, and most of the birds I ordered had great temperaments and were hardy - my biggest concerns.

    They're great birds from my experience. They only two breeds that would rival with the Holland for my favorite are the Faverolle and the Sussex.
  2. Chikenbutwut
    Little late chiming in here, but I'm in western KY and was wondering where you got your birds?

    They seem like a breed that would mesh with my family wonderfully.

    Had to laugh over what you said about KY humidity, boy you hit the nail on the head with that one, lol!
  3. rosebuds
    I have 16 chicks and 3 roosters.The roosters started crowing couple of days now. They are 3 months old now.I can not wait for my ladies to start laying eggs.They are sweet and loving chicks.
  4. Pocket Farmer
    I have them available now in limited quantities. 1/2 dozen at a time. One or two hens laying right now, will have more as the season progresses. PM me if you are interested. thepocketfarmer@yahoo.com
  5. amillecay
    I mistook these chickens for some other ones so I don't have these :(
  6. michelleml
    I've been looking for some but with no luck
  7. michelleml
    pocket farmer do you have any for sale around summer?
  8. Pocket Farmer
    Love your website! Such beautiful sheep and fleeces! I will keep your e-mail handy and update you on our hatching eggs. My e-mail is thepocketfarmer@yahoo.com if you have any questions. :)
  9. icelandicshepherd
    I'm not concerned with egg color at all. We have a Welsumer, an Americauna, three auburn Javas, and 9 Barnevelders. If these eggs are creamy white, we should be able to tell which ones they are. Are the Hollands broody at all? We've had trouble getting stock that will raise their own chicks, which we never had problems with when we had bantams. If you'd like to contact me via email, my email is icelandicsheepworld@me.com Our sheep website is http://www.icelandicsheepworld.com just to give you a better idea of who we are and what we do. Please do update me?
  10. Pocket Farmer
    Hello!
    Currently I'm working with the stock we received from Ideal Poultry last year. I just hatched some chicks from the one year old hens just to see what we have. My hens are all laying creamy beige eggs, not full white. I'm not sure if that will improve with the 2nd generation or not. Probably not. I'm looking for hatching eggs to improve that situation.
    However, if you aren't concerned with egg color and would be happy having some wonderful chickens in your flock, I should have some hatching eggs ready pretty soon. (Just as soon as I have enough incubated for our stock this year). Just let me know if you are interested and I'll update you as soon as I have some available.

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