Other common names: Asturian Painted Hen, Pinta Pita
The Pinta Pita is an old Spanish breed that is thought to be related to the Euska-Oila, and other European fowl. The breed was very popular in Spain, until the industrial revolution. Today, the Pinta Pita can be found in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Germany and the USA.
Varieties (Single Comb): Mottled
Uses: Eggs, Meat, Preservation
Weight: 6 - 10 lbs
Personality: Friendly and easy to handle
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Smells nice dry good for chickens
I've bought large and small pine shavings, and I definitely prefer the smaller pine shavings. Some people complain that chicks will eat the small pine shavings, but I haven't really had that problem. If you have small pine shavings in the coop, it will stay dry, and it's easy to clean out with a kitty litter scooper. As the bedding breaks downs, as long as it's dry, you can just add more shavings. Other may swear by hay or sand, but I'm pine all the way. .
From Paigeioli 55 days ago