Norwegian Jaerhon

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by New chicken family, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. New chicken family

    New chicken family In the Brooder

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    I am Norwegain - so of course when it came time to pick out breeds we bought a Norwegian Jaerhon.
    But what I don't know is - how good of an egg layer are they?
    All I know is that their eggs are white....

    Anybody have one that can tell me?

    We live in Wisconsin - I figure a Norwegian chicken should be able to handle Wisconsin winters!!!

    Thanks!!
    Solvei
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

  3. New chicken family

    New chicken family In the Brooder

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    This thread did not talk about how well they lay-
    Anybody know?
     
  4. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I am also interested to hear how well they lay. Also whether they stand confinement OK or not. We liked the Icelandic chickens but then found out that they really prefer to free range, which we couldn't do here in the city!

    Stacey
     
  5. SilverFlame819

    SilverFlame819 In the Brooder

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  6. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Thanks Ang, we'll be interested in hearing your reports!
     
  7. jasmerr

    jasmerr Hatching

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    New chicken family,

    I live about 45 minutes north of Madison and am wondering where you purchased you chicks? Did you get them locally? I am especially interested in the Norwegian Jaerhon.

    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  8. mirjam

    mirjam In the Brooder

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    Very intriguing!
    Would love to know how your birds have turned out. Have they remained calm and laid back? I'm also wondering about the size of their combs (I live in VT where frostbite can be a problem).
    Do you think they would fit in with a backyard flock of mixed heavy (and docile) breeds?
     
  9. Lavonne

    Lavonne In the Brooder

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    I have a Norwegian Jaerhon rooster and hen. They are both almost five months old. I'd like to post a picture of him that I just took. How do I do it?
     
  10. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Hey Ang, long time no see. Was fixing to post an excerpt from your post.
     

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