Icelandic Chickens are a type of chicken from Iceland; also named pile chicken or hen of the settlers in the Icelandic language. They are a landrace fowl which are rare outside their native country. They have been present in Iceland since being introduced by Norse settlers in the 9th century.
Icelandic Chickens are not standardized in appearance, possessing a wide range of plumage colors and patterns, and comb types with many flashing feather crests. With Icelandics you can maintain a single landrace in your flock, yet enjoy a kaleidoscope of color!
Unlike a modern chicken breed that commonly has an inbred factor of 12%, Icelandics have proven by DNA analysis to be remarkably genetically diverse boasting DNA 78% different than any other breed of domestic chicken.
Icelandic chickens are hardy in different climates, thrifty and make excellent homestead birds. They are also adaptable enough to thrive in backyard conditions, and when raised by calm people who spend time with them, are often very friendly and trusting.
They are not a modern dual purpose breed, but do lay a lot of medium-sized white to pale tan eggs, and often lay over a long lifetime and during winter months. The hens are prized for their broodiness and mothering skills and will often hatch enough chicks to supplement your flock each year.
The Livestock Conservancy Listing - Threatened
There is only an average of 5,000 of these birds living in the entire world!
Become a steward for the Icelandic Landrace Chicken and give these treasured birds an opportunity to replenish their ranks by your joining your flock.
*Note - Day old chicks are sold straight run (unsexed).
Learn more about the Icelandic Landrace chicken on the blog.
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Icelandic Landrace Hatching Eggs
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