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BlueBelle Chicken

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Other common names: Blue Bell Chicken; Bluebell Chicken; Meadowsweet Bluebell; Blue Ranger Chicken; Blue Star Chicken; Beechwood Blue Chicken; Blue Haze Chicken

The basics:
The BlueBelle Chicken is a sexlinked cross breed which was developed in England by Meadowsweet Poultry. The BlueBelle (or Blue Bell) is a cross between the Rhode Island Red and the Maran chicken.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Blue with some red
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Friendly and easy to handle.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
To keep your hens healthy and laying strong, be sure that they are consuming enough calcium and exercising. Diets high in corn, should be avoided as they can cause your hens to become overweight, and develop egg binding. After a year of laying, the Bluebells production will drop dramatically. Thus, many farmers replace their hens yearly.

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