This isn’t exactly a review but does anyone know where we can buy some barnvelders and we have two chicks at the moment how do you tell if one is a rooster if you know where we can buy some can you contact me on 0481881890 please appreciate it...they are a great bird friendly lay good size eggs and are extremely beautiful
We have raised Barnevelders for eight years now. I have to say they are a wonderful breed to have. We free range ours, but they do not stray far. They are a very friendly breed, even the roosters are friendly. They have beautiful feathers and people always stop to look at them and comment on how pretty they are.
I have one barnevelder in my flock and she is very friendly towards people and will let me pick her up and give her a hug. Her feathers are beautiful and she lays a nice dark brown egg nearly every day. She is also quite large and has very soft and fluffy feathers.
We came across this breed by accident when I bid for them at auction & as they were late entries & one of the last lots I put in a silly bid and stole them. Wow what a bird. We were aware that one bird was older and had a very happy 8 months with us but the other is still a firm favourite in our mixed folk of Pekin, Sussex, Belgium de'Uccles & cuckoo Marans all Bantams. The Barnevelder is a stunning bird who seems to get on with life and is well respected by the flock, without being a bully. She never goes broody although she does fade in all aspects of colour and personality when in moult. When we got her she had grey scaley legs which my little girl treated with petroleum jelly every other day. She has reacted well and now has the most glorious bright yellow legs and is fit for showing this summer. We are currently waiting to take delivery of some silver laced along with the double laced eggs because we love them and my little girl put them on her 8th birthday wish list.
for a few years i have done a lot of reaserching for my fav breed of chicken. i found the barnevelder and it was such a beautiful, easy to look after bird, the other day i bought one! and i also bought a light sussex wich are also brill birds aswell!!
This sweet hen showed up before Christmas, tried to find her owner to no avail so she is with me. I have no experience with Chickens but am learning a lot from her. She is a beautiful bird and does lay eggs about 3 times a week presently. I am trying to make her living situation better but right now she is using a PetPen for sleeping and I let her roam around in the yard as she likes. Our yard is a dedicated wildlife habitat, so she fits right in. I would love to get a coop but it needs to be predator proof, I find they are just to expensive for one chicken. But I do enjoy her.
I rescued a gold double laced Barnevelder from a bad dog attack. She suffered from a bad upper leg limp assumed broken and had a chunk bitten from her wing. She was fully recovered at about a month. She is fully feathered and is laying at least 5 times a week with beautiful brown speckled eggs.
She is very docile and I recommend this breed.
I have a double laced barneveldar hen after I rescued her from a dog attack. She recovered from a broken pelvis/upper leg very quickly, laid eggs within a month and I get at least five speckled eggs a week. She is super pretty, is gentle towards humans and other chickens: the only downside is she attacks my ducks really badly!
My barnevelder is a great layer, she is laying 6/7 eggs a week at the moment. The eggs are brown with chocolate speckles on and very large- sometimes they don't fit into egg boxes properly! She is a beautiful hen, especially in the sunlight and very hardy. She is friendly as she will follow you around, jump up on your lap for food and eat out of your hand. However she can peck quite hard at your hand as she eats so may not be ideal for small children and the bantam variety may be more suitable as a pet for kids. She is not too keen on being picked up but I haven't made and effort to tame her and with patience I think she would be fine with this. They are suitable for gardens as barnevelders do not fly although like most chickens would do some damage to plants if not contained to a run or a fenced off area. She does not seem to be any lazier than my sussex chickens and loves too free range and forage for bugs. I would definitely recommend this breed of chicken to a new chicken keeper that wanted beautiful chickens that were also very hardy, good egg producers and tame.
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