Other common names: Kindahöna
The Kinda Chicken was once a common place animal in the crofts of Kinda Östergötland, Sweden. It was known as a rugged farm animal that could survive with little care. Over the years, production become more important, and the Kinda was forgotten amongst the imported dual-purpose breeds and hybrids. Today, the Kinda is an endangered chicken breed, which hangs on through several small breeders.
Varieties (Single & Rosecomb): Usually, black. Many birds have red, or other colors in their neck and saddle feathers.
Uses: Eggs, Brooding, Preservation
Weight: 3 - 4.5 lbs
Personality: Calm and easy to handle
Preferred climate: Cool
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg size: Medium
eggs, good personalities, calm
Actually these are calm and nice chickens so I want to say that I like them but I actually don't entirely. In my mind they brood too much and if you want a sufficient amount of eggs you have to always keep them from brooding. Some of my chickens couldn't even be convinced to quit even though I tried.
My Kinda chickens never liked being outside during winter too much and as we can have quite long winters where I live that is very negative. Anyway they have good personalities but I will not have this breed of chicken again since it is very important to me to get (without too much fuss) a decent amount of eggs..
From linegreen Apr 15 2015 2:40PM