Other common names: Kokoš Hrvatica
The Croatian Hen was created in 1917, by breeder Ivan Lukas, in the Podravina Province. The breeds' hardy nature, foraging abilities, meat and egg quality, good health, and mothering abilities made it an ideal fowl, and the Croatian Hen quickly became popular throughout Medimurje and Podravina. Today, it is still one of the most common chickens in Croatia.
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Black Gold, Gold Partridge, Red
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5 - 10 lbs
Personality: Calm and easy to handle.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very good (4/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large
freerange style, free spirited chickens, good productivity, small home farms, robust fowls
Perfect chick for every home
There isn't a house in my village that doesn't have at least dozen hens and a rooster.
Gallus Gallus Domesticus is a great breed. They like to search for food themselves, enjoy grass, different kinds of seeds, worms, corn... They like to walk around all day and just before sunset they go to the hen house by themselves. You need to make sure they always have enough water and that the hen house is closed at night so that some predator doesn't get them while they sleep. They lay eggs of fine quality every day. As for the meet, it is very tasty and healthy.
I think they are perfect for any household, because they are low maintenance and affordable to keep. In return they give good meat and eggs. They are also colorful and bring a cheerful atmosphere to the backyard with their cackle..
From Dara Aug 31 2014 2:19PM
Necessary for Flock Health
Providing adequate space for all flock members is necessary for maintaining flock health. When chickens don't have enough space disease can spread rapidly and the flock can become ill and die. It is recommended to have a minimum of four square feet of space for each chicken in a coop. .
From Mia B 159 days ago