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Other common names: Poule de Hergnies

The basics:
The Hergnies Chicken (Poule de Hergnies) was created in the village of Hergnies, France, which is close to the Belgian border. It was developed in 1896, from the Braekel. The breed was often confused with the Braekel, and disappeared in the second half of the 20th century. Thankfully, the breed was revived in the 1980’s.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Silver Spangled
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 6 - 8 lbs
Personality: Independent
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

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