Swedish Flower Hen Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stoneunhenged, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those o shamo or ko shamo?
    sharon

    ETA: looked them up. Should be o shamo. If you do not want it/them I would be interested in talking with you. I am actively searching for some.
     
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  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    congrats, they are so pretty [​IMG]
     
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    here are my Swedish they are 3 weeks old
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  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    here's a pic of my Swedish flower babies [​IMG]
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  5. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my Swedish Flower Hens, I bought them as Juviniles that were basically completly feathered, so I think about 8 weeks, and now they are 12 weeks. They are so pretty and fun.

    They do seem to have an affinity for water, they keep finding every mud puddle they can even jumping in the pool. All of my other chickens did it maybe once these guys it is a bi-tri weekly thing.

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  6. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    Beautiful! Did they have crests when they were younger?
     
  7. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes three of them did when I got them. I asked her for all the genetic diversity possible, ask and you shall receive. She did give me an extra rooster. What I am going to do is breed the two pairs, and put the extra roo off with some frizzle or polish hens for a time. Then When the chicks from the pairs get old enough I will give him his own girls, I think by doing this it will help me keep inbreeding down.

    Fabio the black and brown one mated with De Leche the other day, maybe I will be lucky and they will lay at a younger age. If I can keep my flock growing I might just go to Swedish Flowers, Silkies, and my meat bird project. I don't think I will get rid of my laying flock but just let them pass away of old age without replacing them.

    They really do have silly personalities, they amuse me greatly. For one they really love water. I have an inground swimming pool, and at one time or another I think all of my chickens have taken a dip, by accident they normally learn after one time. The swedish Flowers are doing it bi-weekly now. I think they are doing it on purpose, they don't freak out, they just kinda battle around like a duck and stare at me when I get them out [​IMG] They will also run to any water faucet that is turned on, or any dripping water in general and then just mess around in it. I give them fresh water twice a day so I know it isn't a thirst issue.

    The roo's still don't have an aggressive nature or stance, my Silkie's will pick on them if I let them out at the same time as the Swedish Flowers. Needless to say the Sweds or MEPS (Mothers European Pets) as my children call them, get to roam a lot more. I just wait for the day they get big enough to chase the silkies!

    Have a great day,

    Christal
     
  8. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Georgia
    They sound wonderful! I actually have 2 older pullets and 2 week old swedes. The chicks don't show signs of a crest. I was wondering if that develops later or if you can see it right away.
     
  9. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine at 8 weeks old, so I really don't know. Email Jenny at Green Fire Farms she will tell you.
    How did you get two older hens if I may ask? Were they from a different order?

    Christal
     
  10. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    since they don't have a huge polish type crest they aren't that obvious untill they start to feather out
    here they are as week olds
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    the brownish one in the foreground is crested
    month olds
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    6 weeks old
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    you can now see the crest
     

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