In the Brooder
- Jun 1, 2016
If anyone knows of a chicken breeder or hatchery that deals with Swedish Flower hens, please let me know - I would really love to get a couple of hens. Thank you!!!
I have seen many who do on the Swedish Flower thread.
I was able to find some local (2 hours each way) 2015 Green Fire Farms parent stock (mine are second generation). I paid $5 each.
I also paid $20 each for some from Craigslist that ended up being who knows what?. One has a pea comb and white earlobes. The other has dark legs, a blackish red comb. The black Jersey Giant I bought from those people is blue and as skinny as my white leghorn.
The first one I mentioned was my second experience. I could tell this girl knew what she was talking about even though she was also on Craigslist.
So the Swedish Flower I have right now, I LOVE raising! I am raising them as my primary dual purpose breed. I may see about selling some locally next spring... Norther CA/southern Or depending on the laws. I have 8 I am selecting my breeders from right now. Where I got mine they had 1 crested hen. I have a crested pullet and cockerel. I know I'm not supposed to breed those together and get a big poof. It's pretty hard to decide when I have NOT found a reason yet to eliminate them from my breeders. Either to the egg house or stew pot... maybe 2 separate SFH pens!
I would recommend buying from someone who is NPIP certified if you can. I am not currently but will probably try next year as we are still completing out set up.
Best wishes! I hope you find some great birds. I am very satisfied with mine.
Edited for spelling and a missing word.
I am in Crescent City... a beautiful drive up 101 between the 2 cities! 7 hours each way. (I know you were actually asking @Gray Farms )I am in the SF Bay Area - do you ship?
I got some Dutch breeds because that is where my Father in Love (law) is from!Thank you so much for responding and I want them really for pets who give me gifts (eggs) and because my husband's grandparents are from Sweden. Let me know when you do sell some