The Icelandic Chicken
Red Feather Farm, a professional poultry breeding operation, is offering 12+ Icelandic chicks! Our line is a mix of the four major US Icelandic chicken imports crossed over a pure Sigrid rooster.
What are Icelandic chickens?
Icelandic Chickens are a landrace breed imported from Iceland, where they remained genetically isolated for thousands of years prior. Rather than being bred by artificial selection (like most poultry breeds), this breed was shaped by the environment they lived in. This led to the creation of diverse, cold hardy chickens with judicious foraging skills, high predator awareness, and expert mothering skills.
Icelandics (or Icies for short) come in a number of colors and patterns. Roosters have a plethora of different comb types. With their sheer diversity and foraging ability, Icies remain a top choice for fanciers and the independent homesteaders alike.
Overall, Icelandics are medium sized birds and are prolific layers of white to off-white medium eggs. They come with a number of possible personalities ranging from friendly to flighty. We find that consistent handling creates a bird of excellent demeanor. Despite their wild origins, we have never known them to be aggressive.
Red Feather Farm is dedicated to the conservation of the Icelandic landrace chicken. In fact, there are only several thousand Icelandics in the US and still only a handful more in Iceland.
We stand by this breed as they have not failed to delight and meet our needs as compost turning, no-till bed prepping, egg laying machines!
Click here to learn more about our Icelandic chickens and view a gallery of our birds!
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This auction is for 12+ straight-run Icelandic chicks. We will include extras. They will be five days old on the date of shipping.
We will ship the best possible mixture of colors. I'm very sorry, but we are not able to take color requests.
These chicks are due to hatch 4/25, however, we won't ship them until the following Monday. This is to avoid them getting held up over the weekend.
Red Feather Farm ships Priority Mail Express for $55 which will include insurance to cover the value of the purchase.
Please make sure you call your post office and let them know you are expecting live chicks. Remind them to hold the package and to call you as soon as they arrive.
We will include ample gro-gel to keep them hydrated over the journey.
***We only ship chicks to the lower 48, however, we can provide hatching eggs to all states and territories except Hawaii.
Red Feather Farm thanks you for your interest in our product and our tenacious conservation efforts! Please learn more about our products by visiting our website!