The Satsumadori chicken originated on the island of Kyusha, Japan. The breed was created by crossing Shamo and Shokoku, and was used as a fighting fowl. The Satsumadori was later imported by Dutch, Belgian, and German breeders. Though uncommon, today they are gaining popularity in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Varieties (Pea Comb): Black, Black Breasted Red, Gold Duckwing, Silver Duckwing, White
Weight: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Wild and fowl aggressive
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Poor
Egg color: White or Tinted
Egg size: Medium
What else you should know:
Satsumadori chickens require a higher protein diet. Corn and soy should be avoided, rice is preferred.
These fowl are highly aggressive amongst each other. Roosters should be separated. Adding new hens, or a breeding rooster into the flock should be done with extreme caution.
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 36 days ago