Barnevelders?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lonomakana, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. Lonomakana

    Lonomakana Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm interested in this breed for the dark eggs. I'm a rookie and I live in Hawaii (heavy winter rain, no cold, summers in the mid 80's). Anyone have experience with Barnevelders? I have a coop and 3800 sq ft fenced. Any comments, advice, warnings?
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pretty hardy medium sized bird for the cold weather and they don't seem to suffer at 100 degrees in the summer here. I found they were not the best broodies. Normally ended up incubating eggs for chicks. Buy from a breeder! Hens from other sources rarely throw an egg any darker than an orpington.

    Besides the traditional bernevelder you can find them in white, black, and blue periodically.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Thre is one in Eggbid under hatching eggs. Flock was imported directly from Europe.
     

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