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Author: Tim Daniels

Campine Chickens

No. of Eggs  2.4/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Exhibition, rare breed. Eggs: 140 – 170 white. Origin: Belgium. Weight: Cock: 2.7Kg, Hen:

Booted Bantams

No. of Eggs  2.5/5 Easy to Keep?  2/5 Uses: Exhibition. Eggs: 150 – 180 tinted.Origin: Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain.Weight: Cock: 850g, Hen:

Barnevelder Chickens

No. of Eggs  3.2/5 Easy to Keep?  4.7/5 Uses: Utility – Egg Layer. Eggs: 180 – 230 brown. Origin: Barnevelder, The Netherlands. Weight:

Belgian Bantams

No. of Eggs  3.5/5 Easy to Keep?  2.5/5 Uses: Exhibition. Eggs: 200 – 250 tinted / brown.Origin: Belgium.Weight: Cock: 680-790g max, Hen: 570-680g

Australorp Chickens

No. of Eggs  4.5/5 Easy to Keep?  4.8/5 Uses: Dual purpose utility meat and eggs. Eggs: 200 – 250 tinted / brown.Origin: Kent,

poultry grit
Keeping Chickens

Poultry Grit

In this article, you will learn about the purposes of the two different types of poultry grit and how you can feed these together as

Asil (Aseel) Chickens

No. of Eggs  0.3/5 Easy to Keep?  0.5/5 Uses: Originally Cock Fighting, now exhibition.Eggs: 5-20 tinted.Origin: South Punjab / Sindh area of Pakistan

Asian Hard Feather

No. of Eggs  1/5 Easy to Keep?  1/5 Uses: Originally Cock Fighting, now exhibition. Eggs: 10-80 white / tinted depending on the breed.Origin: Asia.Weights: From 0.5 Kg

Araucana Chickens

No. of Eggs  2.8/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Exhibition / Eggs. Eggs: 170-200 Green / Blue.Origin: Chile, South America.Weight: Cock: 2.7 –

Appenzeller Spitzhauben Chickens

No. of Eggs  3.9/5 Easy to Keep?  2.7/5 Uses: Exhibition. Utility: eggs.  Eggs: 230 – 280 white. Origin: Switzerland (Appenzel Canton). Weight: Cock: 1.6 – 2Kg, Hen: 1.35 –

Reading Bantam Show 2015
Poultry Show Photos and Reports

Reading Bantam Show 2015

The Reading and District Bantam Society Championship show was held last weekend (21st-22nd February) and I was thrilled to have been there for the first

Appenzeller Barthuhner Chickens

No. of Eggs  3/5 Easy to Keep?  3.7/5 Uses: Exhibition. Utility: eggs. Eggs: 190 – 220 white / cream. Origin: Switzerland (Appenzell Canton).

Andalusian Chickens

No. of Eggs  2.8/5 Easy to Keep?  2.5/5 Uses: Exhibition, rare breed conservation. Origin: Mediterranean. Eggs: 160-200 large white eggs per year. Weight:

West of England Geese

Uses: Utility – meat and eggs. Useful autosexing characteristic. Eggs: 20 to 50 white eggs per year. Origin: UK. Weight: Gander: 7.3 – 9.1 Kg.

Toulouse Geese

German Toulouse with a smaller keel than British/American varieties. Uses: Utility – meat, especially when crossed with Embden Geese. As a broody although due to

Steinbacher Geese

Uses: Utility – Meat & eggs. Eggs: 30 to 50 white eggs per year. Origin: Germany. Weight: Gander: 6 – 7 Kg. Goose: 5 –

Sebastopol Geese

Uses: Showing / Attractive unusual pets. Eggs: 30 to 50 white eggs per year. Origin: Eastern Europe. Weight: Gander: 5.7 – 7 Kg. Goose: 4.5

Feeding Chicks
Incubating, Hatching & Brooding Chicks

Feeding Chicks

Feeding chicks when there is no broody hen to take care of them and what you can feed in an emergency if you run out of chick crumbs.

Roman Geese

Uses: Utility – good meat to bone ratio. Eggs: 40 to 60 white eggs per year. Origin: Germany / Poland. Weight: Gander: 5.4 – 6.3

Pomeranian Geese

Uses: Utility – traditionally breast meat. Eggs: 35 to 70 white eggs per year. Origin: Germany / Poland. Weight: Gander: 8.2 – 10.9 Kg. Goose: