Your Guide to the Barnevelder Chicken


If you’re planning on establishing a backyard coop on your property, you may have considered several chicken breeds. However, one that should not be overlooked is the Barnevelder Chicken or “barnie”. While this is a relatively new breed, the Barnevelder is a low maintenance chicken that looks great and has a fun personality. So, in this article, we’ll explore this breed in more detail to help you decide if it is the right choice for your coop.

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Why Should I Choose Bantam Chickens?

Choose Bantams

Do you dream of having a backyard flock of hens, but space at your place is a bit tight? Your solution may be to adopt a flock of bantam chickens.

What are Bantam Chickens?

Bantams are miniature versions of regular chickens. They range from half to two-thirds the size of a standard chicken.

Bantams get their name from the Indonesian seaport, Bantan. Sailors who docked at this port in the 1800s to stock up on water and food supplies noted the local chickens, which were much smaller and cuter than those in their home countries.

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