Lakenvelder questions!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ticks, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I just ordered 4 Lakenvelders from our local feed store. They will be in a VT climate (chilly) and in the pen with
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    EE
    PR
    RSL
    and possibly a few more egg layers.
    How good of egg layers are they? what color do they lay? Are they a broody breed?
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Jan 12, 2007
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    I had them once, a pair of pullets from McMurray. Here is what I know of them:

    They lay everyday, white eggs.
    Nope, never broody on me.
    Flighty like Leghorns.
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:Thank you, do they lay anything like leghorns?
    I wish [​IMG]
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Yep they lay everyday in most part except in the fall and winter, which they would take a break and start right back up in late winter to early spring.
     
  5. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a couple Lakenvelders for a while and they were decent egg producers and did a pretty good job of warning the other birds about possible threats. They were pretty flighty and to date were definitely the least friendly chickens I have ever owned.
     
  6. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    I only have a roo but out of my 5 boys he is definately the meanest. He is my only mean chicken. That reminds me, I forgot to check for any battlescars from tonights attack. If he wasnt' so darn pretty he woule have been eaten a loooong time ago.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    ok so basically I have gotten this....
    -Flighty birds
    -Mean
    -Decent egg layers
    -Consistent laylers
    -Not broody

    with some time and attention could they be nicer? I better clip their wings, I had a leghorn that escaped all the time and it ended with her being killed by a dog.
     
  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I had a pair of lakenvelders that my husbands boss just took. I wouldn't call them flighty so much as independent. The little pullet always came running when I came out the door, but didn't like to be held for long. The roo was very protective of the flock and chased me a couple of times but for the most part just kept his eye on me.

    I did hate to give them up because they were so pretty (mine wre GL). But I needed to "get rid of" some breeds because I live in the city and needed to focus due to limited space.

    She did lay a nice medium white egg nearly every day.
     
  9. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    When are you getting yours?
    Mine are coming the week of April 20th. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    farrier! :

    When are you getting yours?
    Mine are coming the week of April 20th. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Their hatch date is May 6th! [​IMG]
    Fortunatlyey three of my 12 birds are coming in April. [​IMG]
     
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