Welcome to our Farm
American-born of Swedish Ancestry, I am so blessed to have lived abroad in Australia and traveled the world extensively with my wonderful husband, John.
We chose this lovely State of Connecticut to start our small 6-acre Farm, where we will breed extremely rare Scandinavian and European Heritage poultry.
We offer gorgeous chicks, pullets, cockerels, and hatching eggs.
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We are passionate about preserving these stunning creatures and sharing their beauty with all.
The Hedemora is a breed of domestic chicken that originated in Sweden. It is known for its distinctive appearance and hardy characteristics, making it well-suited for cold climates. The Hedemora chicken is
believed to be the most robust chicken breed in the world.
Historical Significance: The Hedemora chicken breed has a long history in Sweden and is considered a national treasure. Swedish farmers traditionally kept them for both their meat and eggs. The breed's hardiness, adaptability to cold climates, and ability to forage made them well-suited to the Scandinavian environment. However, with the rise of industrialized agriculture and commercial poultry breeds, the Hedemora chicken population declined significantly.
The Swedish Black Hen, also known as the Swedish Black Hen or Svarthöna, is a rare and near-extinction landrace breed of chicken originating from Sweden. As the name suggests, it is characterized by its all-black plumage, including its feathers, skin, beak, and legs. Even the inside of its mouth and its bones and organs are black, which is a very uncommon trait in the world of poultry.
The Swedish Black Hen's history is shrouded in mystery and folklore. According to local legend, these black chickens were brought to Sweden by the Vikings on their worldly excursions, although there is limited historical evidence to support this claim. Over time, the breed faced near extinction due to its rarity and the difficulty in breeding them.
The Svarthöna is primarily kept for ornamental purposes and is often valued for its stunning and exotic appearance. .
Because of its rarity and unique appearance, the Swedish Black Hen has gained popularity among chicken enthusiasts and hobbyists, contributing to efforts to preserve and protect the breed. Organizations and breeders are working to increase its numbers and ensure its survival for future generations.
Here are some key features of the Swedish Black Hen:
Because of their rarity and unique appearance, the Swedish Black Hen is often sought after by chicken breeders and hobbyists who appreciate distinctive and visually appealing chickens.
It's important to note that breeding and maintaining rare chicken breeds require responsible practices to preserve their genetic diversity and avoid inbreeding. If you are interested in owning Swedish Black Hens or any other rare breeds, please message or email me today so together we can promote the conservation of these gorgeous Swedish endangered chicken breeds!
Pullets, Chicks & Hatching Eggs
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When picking up livestock, please park in the driveway and call for assistance, as we adhere to very strict Bio-Security Policies to protect the Animals and Farm.
Columbia CT 06237
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