The Pyncheon is a true bantam, and has an old and mysterious past. They are thought to have been developed from birds brought to northeastern United States ports by foreign ships, possibly from Belgium. Pyncheon Bantams were owned by the writer Nathanian Hawthorne, and were described in his novel, House of Seven Gables. According to Mr. Hawthorn, the Pyncheons have been in the United States since the mid-1700’s.
Varieties (Single Comb): Mille Fleur, Porcelain
Uses: Ornamental,Pets, Preservation
Weight: 22 - 24 oz
Personality: The Pynchoen is very sweet and enjoys human companionship. Cockerels are very proud and love to have crowing competitions, with their squeaky crows.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair, when not brooding (2/week)
Egg color: Cream to Brown
Egg size: Small
What else you should know:
Pyncheon’s should be housed in enclosed pens, otherwise they can quickly turn into hawk bait. They should also not be expected to walk through snow accumulation.
Pyncheon’s are very rare and inbred. Many lines have troubles with fertility, and crossbreeding has been necessary. Cull hard for health, and provide proper care, housing, feed, and parasite care, and your birds will be better off for it.
affectionate bird, diminutive size, excellent brooding hens
This was the first chicken I ever personally owned. She was tame and came to me like a dog would. She was upset by the cats now and then and, when she was, she would run or fly to me and sometimes that meant she would land on a horse's back. I had great horses, they did not even seem to mind Henny landing on them. She was a great mom. It was one of those situations where 1 hen + 1 rooster = about 30 chicks in the end. She had chicks regularly. It was so cute to see her laying on her little eggs and then when it came time for them to hatch, I could hear them chirping as they poked through the shell and they came out running on their tiny little stick-like legs and flapping their nubs for wings, and making loud chirping noises to their mothers and everyone listening. These little chicks ran quickly to keep up with their mother and roosted with them each evening under their mother's wings. What does one do with 30 baby chickens? One finds a mom with little children to take them and give them another home at their farm - and that's what I did. .
From T Lee Feb 11 2019 6:48PM
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 1530 days ago