Barnevelders are stealth chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by warmheart, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. warmheart

    warmheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2012
    Norton, MA
    We've got a very mellow, sweet girl, Gertrude, who we think might be a Barnevelder. (?)[​IMG] She has some odd quirks: She doesn't scratch, she just hunts-and-pecks along the ground for her food. (Our chickens free range in the grass and woods) She also hasn't made any bawk-bawk sounds... until last week. Basicly, you'd never know someone had chickens if they had a flock of Gertrudes!
    Do Barnevelders scratch very little? Are they super-quiet until they lay? Gertrude laid her FIRST EGG today![​IMG]


  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yep, she's a barnevelder. Mine scratch around, but they are a mellow, calm breed. Mine are not noisy, except for the egg song.

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