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Valdarno Chicken

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The basics:
The Valdarno chicken is a Tuscan breed, that was standardized in 1905 by the Italian Poultry Society. It is very similar to the French Bresse, and when the Bresse’s popularity declined in France, the Valdarno took its place.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb): Black
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5 - 6 lbs
Personality: Nervous and alert
Broody: Rarely
Preferred climate: Warm
Handles confinement: No
Egg production: Very Good (4/week)
Egg color: White
Egg size: Extra Large

What else you should know:
Hens are good producers, so make sure they get enough calcium. Hens that lack calcium can suffer from egg binding.

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