Speckledy Chicken

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The basics:
The Speckledy Chicken is a hybrid that was created by one of the UK’s largest free range egg producers, Stonegate, in 1992. It was developed by crossing together Rhode Island Reds and Cuckoo Marans. Birds mature early, and lay dark, shiny eggs.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Similar to Cuckoo in color
Uses: Eggs
Weight: 5 - 7 lbs
Personality: Calm, makes a fine backyard layer and pet
Broody: Yes
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: Dark Brown
Egg size: Jumbo

What else you should know:
Hens are very productive, and can be prone to egg binding. To prevent egg binding make sure your hens are getting enough calcium and exercise. Like many egg production hybrids, the Speckledy hen can have a shorter lifespan.

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