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Altsteirer Chicken

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Other common names: Styrians Chicken, Celje Hen, Stajerke, Old Styrian Hen, Altsteirer Huhn

The basics:
The Altsteirer is an ancient breed of chicken from Styria, a state in southeastern Austria. The Altsteirer dates back to the 13th Century, and is thought to be a foundational breed for many of the common Mediterranean breeds.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Barred, Blue Gold Neck, Partridge and White.
Uses: Eggs and Meat
Weight: 5.5 - 6.5 lbs
Personality: Alsteirer chickens are known for their curious and friendly nature.
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Medium

What else you should know:
The Altsteirer enjoys foraging and will fly and perch in tree branches.

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