The Hesbaye was once a common breed found on farms in the Namur region of Belgium. However, the first World War nearly killed the breed. In 1905 there was a study of the breed, and it was re-created by Walloon breeders.
Varieties (Single Comb): Black Tailed Buff
Uses: Eggs, Preservation
Weights: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Energetic, but social enough to accept hand held treats.
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Large coops only.
Production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large
What else you should know:
The Hesbaye is a strong flier. If you intend to coop them, they will require high fencing or a roof.
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 101 days ago