Kraienkoppes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BMD17553, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. BMD17553

    BMD17553 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im thinking of getting kraienkoppes what are the pros and cons of them
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I had 3 hatchery hens, some of my favorite chickens. Broody, great mamas, even mothering as a group and taking over another brood when a mama was lost. Also the best "lap chickens" I've ever had. Lay a good number of medium size light brown eggs between bouts of broodiness.
     
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    can you post some pictures of them
     
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    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Fentress

    Fentress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some Black Breasted Reds from Sandhill to use as broodies. 3 of the 5 pullets went broody soon after point of lay. I hope they will cooperate this spring when I need them. The carcass is nicely shaped but small, they require some extra scalding, and are a little more difficult to pluck, than other birds. The eggs are white and small. They lay well though. Boy, can they fly! The good news is that they are rarely motivated to fly and respect my fence like the other birds.
     
  6. Fentress

    Fentress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a person on the Kraienkoppe thread that is very knowledgeable about this breed.
     

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