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Chicken Breeds item created by nightowl223, Aug 2, 2012
Pros - Curious, Good Foragers, Predator Savvy
Cons - NONE THAT I'VE FOUND YET
I have to start by saying my two SFH's are my prize chickens LOL They were the only two babies that I actually got to pick instead of my husband! Mine are only 2 months old right now so they aren't laying but they have great personalities and have been wonderful to raise. As young chicks they were the bravest and liked to be held. My cockerel Thor is a sweetheart, though he is already trying to get frisky with some of the pullets. I have a cream legbar cockerel that is half his size and so far they are buddies but the legbar is the leader of the two. Freja is my little pullet and I should have named her miss piggy as she is a hog with the treats! They are both good foragers and get along great with all the other chickens! Luckily I have been blessed so far and all my chickens get along pretty well.
Thor when he was 3-4 wks I think
Thor at 1wk
Freja at 1 wk (I think)
Pros - Beautiful, Good-Sized Eggs
Cons - Spook Easily
I have a SFH I hatched in April named Reid. She is so pretty! She has a black mohawk, with blue, gold, brown, orange, gray feathers with white speckles!
She spooks very easily though and broke her beak because of it. She is nice to smaller chickens(she lives with a OEGB named JJ) and gets along with her fine.
Pros - Want them
Cons - None
Is there any body here that can ship me Crested Swedish Flower Hatching eggs Here in Canada around May Must be able to ship to Port au Port or Stephenville, Newfoundland. A0N1T0 and How much will it cost me in total ??
Pros - Good Layers; Hens are quiet
Cons - roosters can become aggressive
Pros - Friendly,Colorful
Cons - none
I've only had these for a short time but they add lots of color to any backyard and more then enough personality to a flock.
Pros - Total lap chicken
Cons - None at all
When ever I call my girls, my sweedish flower hen Ethel, comes running into my arms. They are excellent foragers, always finding the bugs here and there. She is a total lap chicken, and loves to cuddle. Because of her sweet nature, she is on the bottom of the peking order, and is constantly picked on. But it is a wonderful breed (and is my favorite of my flock )
Pros - Rooster is very kind to chicks and hen. He is just a nice guy!
I really enjoy my Swedish Flower Chickens. The rooster take good care of the hens lets them know where there is food and if he sees danger. He also feeds the chicks by dropping food in front of them. I have one hen that is crested and one that is not. They are very attractive fowl.
Pros - Beautiful, sweet, calm
Cons - Inbreeding is a problem because there aren't many suppliers in the US
Our young rooster is the sweetest rooster we have had for a while. He has 2 girls who are beautiful. When we got them our rooster and hen we're doing great but our little hen not so well but she pulled through. I love that little hen to pieces! They are very sweet and soon that roo will have a nice little flock for himself.
All in all this is a great breed!
The rooster is sweet when I pick him up but he runs away from me rather than attacking me.
Pros - Variation in coloring is gorgeous, Very friendly and sweet
Cons - Poor layers, Easily bullied by other chickens
I have been raising Swedish Flower Hens for two years now. They are very sweet-tempered and pretty. I like that you can tell them apart so easily. The roosters are almost always nice.
However, I am now switching to another breed, because they simply don't lay eggs through the winter even with a light in the coop. In my experience with them, they produce for one season and stop. I really wanted to love this breed, but I have to be practical first. Also, they don't mix well with more aggressive breeds. I had one hen, named Tilda, who would ride on my foot while I did chores because she was so afraid of the other chickens.
Now, it is possible that this is just one wimpy family line that I raised for two years.
Pros - Friendly, lovely personalities, good egg layers, mild temperaments
Cons - (Perhaps prone to be bullied by other breeds- a friend's observation, and how I inherited my first SFH)
I wasn't planning on getting chickens but I had purchased two Swedish Flower pullets for a friend, who has and loves chickens. These two sisters were gorgeous! Friendly, sweet... and quickly became my friend's favorites in her flock. She carefully introduced them, and all was going well until one day one of the sisters caught herself on some wire- and the rest of the flock (older and more established) attacked and killed her. My friend cried for weeks. And then the lone SFH began to be picked on, without her sister for support. So I decided to take her. And quickly fell in love with her! I think Swedish Flower Hens are amazing! Social and friendly, and just beautiful! It wasn't long before I called her breeder back to see if I could arrange to have more company for my lone hen! Yes, chicken math.... but something about the Swedish Flowers make them hard to resist. I live on the edge of town so I can't have as many as I would like (haha), but I do truly enjoy my few girls and would recommend them to anyone. I live in New Mexico and so far they seem to have weathered both the hot, dry summers (I put a mister on during the very hot days) and the colder winter nights (I'm near the colorado boarder, so I might get colder nights then elsewhere in the state). They are hardy and I just can't sing their praises enough!