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New Hampshire Chicken

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3.8/5

(23 Reviews)


Willem Hoekstra

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Other common names: New Hampshire Red; NHR

The basics:
In the early 1900’s the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Stations sought to create a Rhode Island Red chicken that produced more meat that matured faster. This resulted in the creation of the New Hampshire standard breed. There is also a smaller New Hampshire bantam breed.

Types: Bantam, Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Chestnut
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weights:
Bantam: 30 - 34 oz
Largefowl: 6.5 - 8.5 lbs
Personality: Gentle and friendly
Broody: Occasionally
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Good (3/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
Hatchery quality and poor bred individuals are often lighter in weight, and have been known to have aggressive personalities.

wonderful

excellent layers, Good Family Chicken, real dualpurpose bird, 4H showmanship bird, great quality eggs

challenging

somewhat agitated rooster

interesting

floppy comb, magnificent hens, chicken coop, slugs, German bloodline

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New Hampshire Chicken

From Oct 8 2009 11:06AM

5/5

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