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There are no hard and fast rules for hobby chicken keeping, no minimum or maximum, just remember a chickens nature and cater for it... generously!

Useful Links: In the quest for further information on poultry breeding the following websites may be useful.

The Poultry Club of GB
Poultry Guide

Hatching, Care & Incubation

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The Barnevelder is named after the Dutch town of Barneveld where it was developed.

Barnevelder Hen

They are a hardy good dual purpose utility breed with a quiet disposition. They have a tendency to laze, for that reason they are best free ranged so that they can forage and get some exercise.

Barnevelder CockBarnevelders are one of the best winter layers of dark brown eggs.


They have very prominent orange eyes and very yellow legs. The double laced variety has black/beetle green hackle feathering and the breast, saddle, back and thighs are red/brown, each feather with defined glossy black outer lacing.