Other common names: Galiña de Mos; Mos Raza; Galina Mos; Mos Hen
The Gallina De Mos was created in Galicia, Spain around 1940. The breed was developed from a cross of a local hens. One of these hens was a from the mountains, and was smaller in size. The other hen was from the coast and interior regions, and was a larger fowl.
Interest in the Galiña de Mos lessened when more commercially viable fowl became available, and the breed is now rare. The Galiña de Mos was recognized by the Spanish Poultry Standard in 2003.
Varieties (Pea Comb): Buff Columbian
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 6 - 10 lbs
Personality: Calm and easy to handle.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Large
Breeding chickens at home
I've been breeding chickens at home for many years now and have some experience I would like to share with you. One of the first things that you will have to take into consideration is to decide if you want to raise chickens for eggs or meat and then choose the appropriate breed. Then consider whether you have enough space and then the amount of chickens you can keep. You'll need a shelter for the night (and the bad weather) where you will put the feeding troughs. For the first 60 days the small chicks must be kept in a confined and warm place, then may be freed in the garden. The small chicks will be fed with specific supplement fodder suitable to them, to the older chicks corn, soy, and all your leftovers (bread, pasta, vegetables, skins etc. ) will be ok. Don’t forget the water, they need fresh and clean water every day. Attention to your neighbors, they may complain about the smell or the noise caused by your animals. With a little commitment and time you will have the satisfaction of enjoying healthy and genuine eggs and meat..
From Isabel7 Sep 7 2014 8:24AM