Other common names: Gotlandshöna
The Gotland Chicken was developed on the Swedish island of Gotland. They are considered to be good egg layers, and are efficient free-ranging fowl.
Varieties (Single Comb): Shades of Black Breasted Red, Silver Duckwing and Gold Duckwing
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 7 - 8.5 lbs
Personality: Skittish when young, but can tame if handled calmly and regularly
Broody: Yes, most hens become broody with age
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: Tinted
Egg size: Medium - Large
colors, appearance, eggs, meat
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 40 days ago