Faverolles Chicken

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Willem Hoekstra

Other common names: Salmon Faverolles

The basics:
Faverolles Chickens are a breed developed in the mid-1800's in the Eure-et-Loir region of France. According to the Faverolles Fanciers of America, "The Faverolles fowl was evolved without any definite seeking on the part of breeders to establish a new type. They had in view the production of good table chickens and layers of winter eggs. The hens are prolific layers, especially in winter, of medium-sized eggs, and are excellent sitters and mothers."

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black, Blue, Cuckoo, Mahogany, Salmon, Splash
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Ornamental
Bantam: 32-34 oz
Largefowl: 6.5 - 8 lbs
Personality: A very docile and sweet breed, the Salmon Faverolle makes an excellent pet, backyard layer, or dual-purpose farm bird.
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Light Brown
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
Feather footed breeds often fall victim to scaly mites. Check your Faverolles once a month to make sure their legs are smooth, and healthy. If you notice scaly mites rub oil on their legs to suffocate the mites, and hydrate the scales.

If left to walk in snow, feather footed breeds can develop ice balls on their toes. It is important to remove these ice balls daily, or frostbite can occur.


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