The La Fléche chicken comes from the town of La Fléche, in the Pays de la Loire region of France. The breed's origins are unknown, but it is thought to have been created by crossing Black Spanish, Crévecoeur, and DuMans chicken bloodlines.
The La Fléche chicken became very well-known in France for its fine table qualities. A large population of birds came to America in the 1850's, and to England in 1882. The breed enjoyed popularity for awhile, but today it is relatively rare.
Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (V - Shape): Black, Blue, Cuckoo, White
Uses: Eggs, Ornamental, Preservation
Bantam: 26 - 30 oz
Largefowl: 6.5 - 8 lb
Personality: Shy and afraid of sudden noise and movement.
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Large
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 38 days ago